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Preserving History: Wildlife Truck Conservation Project

The pickup truck in the museum’s gallery, driven by Sheriff Mike Neal (when he worked as a wildlife officer), has long been in need of conservation. The front and rear windshields were badly damaged by gunfire during the dramatic event which earned the truck its place in the Museum.       The truck’s front

Winner of the 2020 Harley Raffle!

Congratulations to Brian of Paramus, NJ, winner of our 2020 Harley-Davidson®! Thank you to all those who entered the raffle in support of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, and a special thank you to Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC for your continued generous donation!

Hidden Objects: A Calling for Casting

Memorial Emblem Casting: As part of the process of creating intricate artwork, molds are created and cast. From our archives, this is one of three castings of the National Law Enforcement Memorial emblem that sits at the center of the memorial. Dedicated on October 15, 1991 as a memorial for fallen officers, thousands have gathered from

Hidden Objects: A Nod to Accountants with Conviction

A poster created by the Internal Revenue Service to encourage careers as an IRS agent highlights one of their more exciting achievements: the imprisonment of Al Capone. Known for bootlegging and gambling in the 1920s and 1930s and believed to be tied to the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, the notorious gangster was never convicted for

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.

Barney McGinniskin: The First Irish-American Cop

This St. Patrick’s Day I took some time to research a little-known police officer named Barney McGinniskin. He was the first Irish-born officer on record to serve in the United States.

Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month and at the National Law Enforcement Museum, we are celebrating by looking at the history of women in law enforcement professions.

The Unique Job of a Bomb Technician

Sarah, the Museum’s Curator, explores the fascinating work of the Bomb Tech and looks at some of the tools techs use, some of which will come as a surprise.

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