National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington DC

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The National Law Enforcement Museum is a mostly-underground facility located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC's Judiciary Square (400 block of E Street, NW). The museum covers American law enforcement through interactive exhibits, historical and contemporary artifact collections, with a dedicated space for research and educational programming.

The museum officially opened on October 13, 2018; in 2019, the museum was reported to be unpopular with the public and expected to default on its loans.
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  • There’s interactive displays inside the museum. reasonably priced. Directly across the away from the line of duty death wall  more »
  • We'd missed a turn while walking to somewhere else and ended up in front of this museum. We were so happy we did: spent almost four hours here engaging in exhibits that tested knowledge, skill...  more »
  • Amazing museum. Detailing law enforcement from the beginning in our country to current. Many historical items and interactive exhibits. Well worth the visit if in the DC area or visiting while in town. Please watch the very emotional and inspiring video that starts the museum experience. I have visited three times so far. ♥️
  • Had a really great time here! We came not expecting a lot, but the exhibits were very nice and informative. Lots of hands-on activities to do. We did the simulator in a small group-- a little weird and intense but was interesting to participate in nonetheless. Could spend the whole day here.

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