About the Museum
Telling the story of law enforcement in America
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Museum is to tell the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education. The Museum dynamically engages the broadest possible audience in this story in an effort to build mutual respect and foster cooperation between the public and the law enforcement profession. By doing so, the Museum contributes to a safer society and serves to uphold the democratic ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
In the year 2000, the United States Congress and President Bill Clinton authorized the establishment of a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, paving the way for the nation's largest and most comprehensive museum honoring the duty and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers.
Building and exhibit designs are being finalized. Precious artifacts that reflect the work of law enforcement, past and present, are being collected. The Museum plans to open in 2015.
A Natural Extension of the Memorial
The National Law Enforcement Museum is a natural extension of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
. It will be a place where all Americans can honor, remember and learn about the hardworking heroes who keep us safe and provide the backbone of our democratic society.
A Matter of Honor
To make this dream a reality, the Museum needs assistance from people like you. As you explore this world-class museum, you will come to better appreciate the sacrifice and commitment of America's law enforcement officers and learn why it is important that the National Law Enforcement Museum be built.
Visit often to learn more about the exciting exhibitions, get updates on building construction, monitor the Museum's fundraising progress, meet the people making it happen and understand why your help is needed.