National Law Enforcement Museum

National Law Enforcement Museum

444 E Street, Washington, DC 20001 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 6:00 p.m. (EST)





The 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building was authorized by Congress in 2000. Located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and just steps from the National Mall and some of our country’s most noted landmarks.


The Museum contains more than 20,000 objects and artifacts of which 800 are on display daily. Utilizing its more than 100 interactive elements the Museum gives visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience of all branches of American law enforcement. Educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs strive to strengthen the relationship between American law enforcement agencies and the diverse communities they serve.

On the 21st of September, the Museum will be holding a Free Family Funday focusing on the role of genetics in law enforcement. More details can be found Visitors will also be able to participate in the 'Queen of Diamonds' a scavenger hunt designed for 18+ which has a $25,000 price for one lucky winner (prize will be drawn in October T&Cs apply).


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