National Law Enforcement Museum Set to Open in D.C.

by
posted on October 11, 2018
lem_3.jpg

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.

 

Latest

Campbell 45 Colt 1
Campbell 45 Colt 1

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

FN PS90: The Space-Age Bullpup Carbine

When introduced in the 1990s, the FN P90 PDW was far different from more traditional carbines with its design and chambering. It design and layout are truly unique, and even two decades later the semi-automatic PS90 is still popular and futuristic.  

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter