The DEA Celebrates 50 Years: A Look into Our Collection 

On July 1, 1973, President Richard Nixon declared “an all-out global war on the drug menace” when he presented Congress with “Reorganization Plan No. 2” which included the proposition to develop a Federal Agency devoted to enforcing controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. That federal agency is the Drug Enforcement Administration –

Look deep behind – and inside – The Badge

‘The Badge’ is now available in the Apple App Store.   The new mobile app, The Badge, is designed to put the mission of the National Law Enforcement Museum—to tell the story of American Law Enforcement—right into the palm of your hands. Learn about officers, discover artifacts, experience the historical moments, and read or add

Training Simulator

Participate in an immersive training scenario and experience the split-second decisions that officers make on the job. A skilled trainer leads 25 visitors through a video training simulation.

Law Enforcement Simulator Session

An unusual approach to providing answers that serve both law enforcement and our communities need for understanding and trust. The National Law Enforcement Museum facilitates public access to and participation in a training simulator that is unique to Washington, DC, and a rarity in the nation. While such exercises are usually focused on marksmanship and

Making the Museum’s Cast Figures

Two SWAT officers endure the arduous process of being made into a cast figure to represent their profession in the new National Law Enforcement Museum.

Eagle One Comes Home

The U.S. Park Police helicopter that rescued victims of the Air Florida Flight 90 crash into the Potomac River, waits to take its place in the new Museum.