Visitors to the nation's capital can add one more museum to their vacation itineraries, as the new National Law Enforcement Museum opens its doors to the public Oct. 13, 2018.
The museum will offer visitors a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, allowing them to step into the shoes of a law-enforcement officer. Exhibits will include everything from the world of forensics and DNA analysis, to portrayals of law enforcement in popular culture. First-hand accounts of life as an officer can be found in the “Officer’s Stories” exhibit, while the “Training Simulator” exposes its users to the real-time pressure of quick decision making in emergency situations. Armchair detectives will appreciate the “Take the Case” experience, which allows them to test their analytical and critical-thinking skills by weighing evidence and role-playing in an interrogation room.
Alongside these and many more interactive exhibits, the museum features a world-class collection of more than 20,000 artifacts that depict American law enforcement, historic events and pop culture. The museum will also host live events related to law enforcement, such as a panel discussion on the opioid crisis in America.
The museum will offer group tours, guided and self-guided tours, special membership programs, and discounts for law enforcement officers. To learn more, please visit lawenforcementmuseum.org.