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Construction workers install a water main for the Museum under E St. NW.

Director’s Corner

... Around the Museum

Construction on the National Law Enforcement Museum is proceeding on schedule. Crews are currently in the last phases of underground utility relocation, which should be completed by the end of the year. Also underway are efforts to complete construction documents, which will open the way to begin the excavation phase of construction in 2012.

Also, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at our 2011 Gala; proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Museum. Join us on October 12 at the Grand Hyatt in northwest Washington, DC, to celebrate 20 years of honoring law enforcement, and get a first glimpse of the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance!

Purchase your ticket(s) today. For more information, call (202) 737-7718 or email


Dean MacLeod to Leave Museum

The staff of the National Law Enforcement Museum bids a fond farewell to Dean MacLeod, Evaluation & Community Education Specialist, who left in early September. Before joining the Museum staff in June 2009, Dean was an intern at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Dean’s focus at the Museum was on developing socially responsible educational programming. His contributions over the past two years include forming and chairing the Domestic Violence Prevention Advisory Committee, his implementation and testing of “kIDsafe” and other programs, as well as the development of the Museum’s Domestic Violence Awareness Program for school professionals.

When asked about a memorable moment, Dean recalled using a “Women in Law Enforcement” activity to spark a thoughtful discussion among a group of tween girls. “That history came alive for them,” Dean said, reflecting upon the encounter. “It seemed to change the way they saw the world, at least for those few minutes.” Whether he was engaging audiences, developing and evaluating programs, or informing high school students about the dangers of dating violence, Dean helped the Museum to realize a number of important educational goals.

For the next 10 months, Dean will be residing in Germany with his wife, Jessica, who has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for emerging journalists. Auf Wiedersehen, Dean! You will be missed.


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