National Law Enforcement Museum

National Law Enforcement Museum The Museum is a place where visitors can feel what it’s like to walk in the shoes of law enforcement with interactive exhibits and explore the profession's history.
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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 about America's law enforcement officers. The National Law Enforcement Museum is a natural extension of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. It will be a place where visitors can honor, remember and learn about the hardworking heroes who keep us safe and provide the backbone of America's democratic society.

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 about America's law enforcement officers. The National Law Enforcement Museum is a natural extension of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. It will be a place where visitors can honor, remember and learn about the hardworking heroes who keep us safe and provide the backbone of America's democratic society.

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Join us for a rebroadcast of “Breaking the Blue Ceiling” March 18 at 2pm (EDT). This compelling event featured leaders s...
03/12/2021

Join us for a rebroadcast of “Breaking the Blue Ceiling” March 18 at 2pm (EDT). This compelling event featured leaders sharing personal obstacles, triumphs and challenges.
Guests:
- Sen. Maggie Hassan,
- ATF Dir. Regina Lombardo,
- Thomson Reuters Pres. James Dinkins,
- Chief Melissa R. Hyatt,
- Comm. Danielle Outlaw,
- NOBLE Pres. Lynda Williams, and
- Chief Kristen Ziman.
Be sure to tune in! National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Though in-person National Police Week events are rescheduled due to COVID-19 permitting/protocols, we remain committed t...
03/11/2021

Though in-person National Police Week events are rescheduled due to COVID-19 permitting/protocols, we remain committed to honoring the fallen and will show the Virtual Candlelight Vigil at 8 PM (EDT) on May 13. More info to come on this and other virtual opportunities in May.
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Today, #InternationalWomensDay, we add our tribute: To the 13% of the US police force that are women. Women who have hee...
03/08/2021
The Female Force: Empowering Women in Law Enforcement

Today, #InternationalWomensDay, we add our tribute: To the 13% of the US police force that are women. Women who have heeded the call to serve and protect, who put their safety second to their citizens', who stand toe-to-toe with the 87% of policemen and commit to do whatever it takes to secure our nation's neighborhoods.

Here's to the Female Force.

Join us on March 25, as we recognize the Female Force and discuss ways women impact law enforcement and how to increase that percentage for the greater good.

https://bit.ly/2ZWMfaX

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM) and the National Organization of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) are working together to provide this live virtual discussion focusing on empowering women in law enforcement. Women constitute less than 13% of

As we continue to commemorate #WomensHistoryMonth, enjoy the story of Officers Robinson and Blankenship - the first fema...
03/05/2021

As we continue to commemorate #WomensHistoryMonth, enjoy the story of Officers Robinson and Blankenship - the first female patrol partners. Read their story: https://bit.ly/3rjVVIn

Join us March 25 for a look at today's Female Force during our live panel event: https://bit.ly/2ZWMfaX

Happy Friday! Here is more Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia for you.HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a C...
03/05/2021

Happy Friday! Here is more Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia for you.

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Launching March 2021: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the foremost organization that memorializes heroe...
03/04/2021

Launching March 2021: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the foremost organization that memorializes heroes who die in the line of duty, will transition from real-time reporting of Recently Fallen Officers to a monthly announcement of Official Line-of-Duty Fallen Heroes, vetted through our stringent review process. #policefamily #RespectHonorRemember

Our deepest condolences to the family of Marie Tippit, wife of legendary Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippit, who was kil...
03/03/2021

Our deepest condolences to the family of Marie Tippit, wife of legendary Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippit, who was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald 45 minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy. Mrs. Tippit became known as an ambassador and matriarch of police widows everywhere. Her spirit and dedication to law enforcement will be greatly missed.

History.  For some it's old news, but we just can't get enough!  Take a peek into some of the artifacts that tell the st...
03/02/2021
Discover the History

History. For some it's old news, but we just can't get enough! Take a peek into some of the artifacts that tell the story of American law enforcement from our collection at the National Law Enforcement Museum.
#welovehistory
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Multi-media presentations capture the significance of six historic artifacts, including J. Edgar Hoover’s desk, Al Capone’s vest and the notorious William “Big Bill” Devery. See here how he lined the pockets of his uniform police coat.

Here is more Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia, as chosen by recent winner Justin Osbirn!  HOW TO PLAY: Several times a...
03/01/2021

Here is more Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia, as chosen by recent winner Justin Osbirn!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Congratulations to the January Officers of the Month - three officers from different agencies whose joint efforts saved ...
03/01/2021
Officers of the Month January 2021 - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Congratulations to the January Officers of the Month - three officers from different agencies whose joint efforts saved the life of an unconscious citizen trapped in a burning car. Thank you Lt. Joe Asbrock, Deputy Rylan Babbs, and Officer Rich Riley for all your efforts!

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uLTYGL

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is pleased to announce that the January 2021 Officers of the Month are Lieutenant Joe Asbrock, Evendale (OH) Police Department, Officer Rich Riley, Montgomery (OH) Police Department, and Deputy Rylan Babbs, Hamilton County (OH) Sher...

In case you missed our live panel event, Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black Law Enforcement Community -...
02/28/2021

In case you missed our live panel event, Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black Law Enforcement Community - or if you'd like to share it with others, find it on our YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/3uD2pEl

Plan on joining us on March 25 for our next compelling panel, The Female Force: Empowering Women in Law Enforcement https://bit.ly/2ZWMfaX

At 12:18pm Eastern time on February 26, 1993, a 1,200-pound bomb exploded in the basement level of 2 World Trade Center,...
02/26/2021
28 Years Later: The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

At 12:18pm Eastern time on February 26, 1993, a 1,200-pound bomb exploded in the basement level of 2 World Trade Center, killing six people, and injuring more than a thousand. Learn about the investigation, and captures, of those who planned the attack: https://bit.ly/3kr7GKl

In the afternoon of February 26, 1993, a 1,200-pound bomb exploded in the basement level of 2 World Trade Center, killing six people, and injuring more than a thousand. The New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, an investigative task force

02/25/2021
Join us

Please enjoy our live panel event from Thursday, Feb. 25 -
Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black law enforcement community in partnership with National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE.

Be sure you join us for Between Black & Blue – tomorrow, Feb. 25 at 2pm. https://bit.ly/3p0GramTogether with the Nationa...
02/24/2021

Be sure you join us for Between Black & Blue – tomorrow, Feb. 25 at 2pm. https://bit.ly/3p0Gram

Together with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE we are hosting this discussion to examine the potential “double backlash” facing Black police officers and sharing pathways to changing the culture inside agencies for a more positive perception of the law enforcement community.

Register today: https://bit.ly/3dr0f4y. All who register can interact live with the panel and will receive a link to the event recording as soon as it is available.

If you’ve been following Black Trailblazers in Blue, our blog this month, you read about the Sheriff Zena Stephens, one ...
02/23/2021
Black History – National Law Enforcement Museum

If you’ve been following Black Trailblazers in Blue, our blog this month, you read about the Sheriff Zena Stephens, one of only two female Black Sheriffs in the US today, Gil Hill, the officer turned actor turned officer that played Inspector Todd in the Beverly Hills Cop movies, and US Park Police’s first Black Chief, Grant Wright.

The series continues daily through February; learn about these trailblazers: https://bit.ly/2LKU0gC

Black History Chief Grant Wright February 23, 2021 The First Black Chief of the U.S. Park Police There are a number of law enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C. One that many visitors to the city will often see is the U.S. Park Police, who protect our nation’s many… Read More >

Who is ready for some Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia? Our challenge continues there, thanks to winner Tom Kretschmer...
02/22/2021

Who is ready for some Law Enforcement Pop Culture Trivia? Our challenge continues there, thanks to winner Tom Kretschmer!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Whether you're headed to the store, the trail, or the airport, our Gift Shop has the tote you need to take along and sho...
02/20/2021

Whether you're headed to the store, the trail, or the airport, our Gift Shop has the tote you need to take along and show your support of law enforcement! Grab a backpack, garment bag, or grocery tote with your order and carry everything in style!

Visit Lawmemorial.org/shop today!

Meet Chief Jeffrey D. Glover of the Tempe Police Department on Feb. 25 in Between Black and Blue - a free virtual panel ...
02/19/2021

Meet Chief Jeffrey D. Glover of the Tempe Police Department on Feb. 25 in Between Black and Blue - a free virtual panel on complexities in Black law enforcement. https://bit.ly/3p0Gram

Interim Chief Jeffrey D. Glover started his career with Tempe PD, and has over 20 years of experience in varied positions from Field Training Officer to Narcotics Detective to Commander over the Criminal and Special Investigations Division prior his brief retirement. On October 12, 2020, he returned as Interim Chief of Police.

Register today and be able to engage with the panel during the live event: https://bit.ly/3dr0f4y

Can't join us live? Register for the event to receive the recording link as soon as it is available.

02/17/2021
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The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is seeking to hire an Officer Safety and Wellness Project Director, National Law Enforcement Initiatives. If you, or someone you know, might be interested and qualified, please click here for further information: https://bit.ly/3ptRLvU

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a challenge about science, thanks to winner William Parks!  HOW TO P...
02/17/2021

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a challenge about science, thanks to winner William Parks!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Hear about "trailblazer" Sheriff Lucius Amerson from his own son, and listen to the first-hand experiences of Black lead...
02/16/2021

Hear about "trailblazer" Sheriff Lucius Amerson from his own son, and listen to the first-hand experiences of Black leaders in law enforcement from last year's live event: Rising in the Ranks. https://bit.ly/2N1Lk6g

Moderator: Anthony E. Amerson, son of Sheriff Amerson
Panelists included:
• Rev. Thomas L. Bowen, Earl L. Harrison Minister of Social Justice, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC
• Sheriff Paula Dance, First African American Woman Sheriff in North Carolina (Pitt County)
• Frank Lee, Director, Emergency Management Agency, Macon County, Alabama
• Sonia Pruitt, Retired Captain. Montgomery County (MD) Police Department, Chairperson of the National Black Police Association

#BlackHistoryMonth

Meet Dr. Lorenzo M. Boyd, our moderator for the upcoming free virtual event "Between Black and Blue" on Thursday, Feb. 2...
02/16/2021

Meet Dr. Lorenzo M. Boyd, our moderator for the upcoming free virtual event "Between Black and Blue" on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2pm (EST). https://bit.ly/3p0Gram

A nationally recognized expert in police-community relations, Dr. Boyd serves as the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of New Haven. His 14-year service as a deputy sheriff in Boston informs his 20-year career in higher education. He conducts professional development training with a central focus on building levels of empathy, lived experience, and cultural competence among police personnel. Join Dr. Boyd, and our entire panel by registering today!

"Can we all get along?" In the early 90's, the arrest of Rodney King - and the unrest that went with it - left need for ...
02/12/2021
Willie L. Williams

"Can we all get along?" In the early 90's, the arrest of Rodney King - and the unrest that went with it - left need for change in the Los Angeles Police Department. In came Willie L. Williams, to become the first Black Chief of the LAPD and the subject of today's blog, Black Trailblazers in Blue.

https://bit.ly/3piNDyC

LAPD’s First Black Chief The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is one of the most famous and largest police departments in the United States. The department has investigated some of the most unspeakable and historic crimes in the country, including

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues!HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the ...
02/11/2021

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Our blog this month is loaded with amazing stories of Black Trailblazers in Blue. Today, read about the founding of Nati...
02/11/2021
Black History – National Law Enforcement Museum

Our blog this month is loaded with amazing stories of Black Trailblazers in Blue. Today, read about the founding of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE and the instrumental law enforcement who started it in 1976.

Earlier this week, we featured the first Black officer in the Baltimore PD, "Lady Law" and the first Black sheriff elected since Reconstruction in Macon County, AL, Sheriff Lucius Amerson. Be sure to check daily for a new story!

https://bit.ly/2LKU0gC

#BlackHistoryMonth

Black History The Founding Officers of NOBLE February 11, 2021 How a Three-Day Symposium Became a Leading Organization for African Americans in Law Enforcement In September 1976, a symposium was called by the Police Foundation and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), with the Joint....

Have you picked up your limited edition print of this Jonny Castro Art exclusive? In honor of 2020 Police Week, commissi...
02/10/2021

Have you picked up your limited edition print of this Jonny Castro Art exclusive? In honor of 2020 Police Week, commissioned by Motorola Solutions, this officer turned his attention from portraits of fallen officers to create this tribute to our Memorial.

As a special honor, the artist is donating a portion of the sale to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.
https://etsy.me/31jAzRf

We are pleased to announce the first-ever virtual showcase of products and services that help keep law enforcement safe....
02/10/2021
2021 Product Showcase - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

We are pleased to announce the first-ever virtual showcase of products and services that help keep law enforcement safe.

Taking place during National Police Week, May 9 – 15, 2021, the 2021 Officer Safety and Wellness Product Showcase is a special opportunity for organizations seeking to be spotlighted to their target audience that also enables the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEM&M) to make progress on its mission to make it safer for those who serve.

https://bit.ly/2LzXpP8

2021 Product Showcase The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEM&M) is launching a week-long product showcase to connect the companies who create officer safety and wellness products and services to the law enforcement communities they serve. Why? The 2021 Officer Safety and Wellness Pro...

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a challenge about people, thanks to winner Ben Jones!  HOW TO PLAY: ...
02/09/2021

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a challenge about people, thanks to winner Ben Jones!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Black Trailblazers in Blue, our February blog series, continues daily. Today's feature is on Atlanta's first Black polic...
02/07/2021
The 'YMCA' Cops

Black Trailblazers in Blue, our February blog series, continues daily. Today's feature is on Atlanta's first Black police officers, known as the YMCA Cops after their 'alternative' headquarters.

ICYMI: read about the Black Colorado Springs officer who became a card-carrying member of the KKK in yesterday's blog.

https://bit.ly/3aXn2lR

Atlanta’s First African American Police Officers In April 1948, the basement of Atlanta’s Butler Street YMCA took on a new role—a police precinct for the city’s first Black officers: Henry Hooks, Claude Dixon, Ernest H. Lyons, Robert McKibbens, Willard Strickland,

In today's blog, Black Trailblazers in Blue, is the first Black woman to become a federal judge: Constance Baker Motley....
02/05/2021
Constance Baker Motley

In today's blog, Black Trailblazers in Blue, is the first Black woman to become a federal judge: Constance Baker Motley. Read about her fascinating journey from a large family in Connecticut to appointments from Thurgood Marshall and Lyndon B. Johnson on our Museum's blog: https://bit.ly/3pUwEDV

The First Black Woman to Become a Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley was born on September 14, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut—the ninth of 12 children—to immigrant parents from the Caribbean island Nevis. Her mother was one of the founding

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a geography challenge, thanks to winner Jim Whitham!  HOW TO PLAY: S...
02/04/2021

Our Law Enforcement Trivia Challenge continues with a geography challenge, thanks to winner Jim Whitham!

HOW TO PLAY: Several times a week we will post a Challenge in one of the following categories: geography, history, people, pop culture, science, or grab bag. Though many may give correct answers, the winner will be explained in the challenge, so read closely! The winner gets to pick the category of the next challenge. Good luck!

Meet today's subject for our Feb. Blog, Black Trailblazers in Blue: the inspiration for The Lone Ranger, Marshal Bass Re...
02/04/2021

Meet today's subject for our Feb. Blog, Black Trailblazers in Blue: the inspiration for The Lone Ranger, Marshal Bass Reeves. Born in Arkansas as a slave, Reeves' path led him to protect and serve in many ways. Read more: https://bit.ly/3pPnitg

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THE LAWSON FAMILY IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO KEEP A COP KILLER IN PRISON The family, friends, and fellow officers of Robert (Beefy) Lawson would like your help sending letters to the state of Minnesota to encourage the Department of Corrections to keep Audie Fox behind bars during his parole "life" hearing in January of 2021. Our friends at the Officer Down Memorial Page make sending a letter or email easy. Simply go to https://www.odmp.org/noparole/prepare/7976. It just takes a few minutes to help this family and this community. The podcast tells the story of Beefy Lawson thru the eyes of the officers involved and the family left behind - explaining how this deputy was brutally executed and the effect it had on this small community. Thanks for taking the time to listen and learn about this amazing hero from northern Minnesota. Our mission is to make sure Robert (Beefy) Lawson's service and sacrifice is never forgotten. Blessed are the Peacemakers. https://www.officerdownmemorialpodcast.com/1462300/6896336-the-robert-beefy-lawson-story
A historian's Inquiry into the life and brutal murder of Maine's Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy Ebenezer Parker is nearly completed and the writing of the book is underway. Deputy Parker was the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Maine in 1808. I have worked with the current Sheriff for nearly two years to solve the "cold case" of Deputy Parker and the results will be published in the spring of 2021. Like our page for updates! https://www.facebook.com/BookAFallenStar/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Evan Chambers performing the medal ceremony with Brian Chambers for the 100k Run for the Badge Race! What a day to honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of their communities and those we love. Total numbers: 525 Kilometers (326 miles) in 30 days!
Shades of Blue - Honoring All That Served...
Thought you would be interested in this. What a great idea and cause.
A history lesson in honor of Juneteenth.
The History of Policing in the United States
It is simply exhausting how some people think they can just ignore their connection to the past and would rather the media either shut up already or cover all of the spill over from peaceful protest. This tactic is widely known in white supremacist circles. We are on to you. Sorry!
"Blue Bloods" - Police Aristocracy Sergeant Steve Lyons, Retired Westbrook, Maine Police Department & Corporal Matt Lyons, Retired Oceanside, California Police Department
Wishing everyone and your family have a wonderful week and may God bless everyone and your family
Wishing everyone and your family have a wonderful weekend and May god bless everyone and your family