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Progress Continues

The National Law Enforcement Museum has officially secured the necessary financing to construct and complete our future home on E Street in Washington, DC. We crossed the finish line in late January when we closed on the sale of a number of municipal bonds that will finance the project.

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Collections Update

Items from collection of Dr. Stanley Burns

Photographs that document numerous events from law enforcement history, including Queen Elizabeth’s first visit to the United States (in 1957), Fidel Castro’s visit to the United States (in 1959), various officers on duty during the 1970s, and more ... 

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The Museum in the News

Answer Man: Why are police officers called 'cops'?
Source: Steve Pokin, SPOKIN@NEWS-LEADER.COM
Date: March 20, 2016

Answer Man: Why do they call police officers “cops”? And when did it start? I quickly called a real source, Rebecca Looney, deputy director of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Build New Museum
Source: NBCDFW.COM By Don Peritz, Jr.
Date: February 1, 2016

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), authorized in 2000 by Congress and then U.S. President Bill Clinton, announced days ago that it has successfully secured tax-exempt bond financing to build the first national museum designed to tell the story of American law enforcement.

Law Enforcement Museum Inches Closer to Opening in Washington, DC, Video
Source: By Sarah Fulton
Date: August 13, 2015

J. Edgar Hoover had a collection of Asian art and a desk roughly the size smart car. Elliot Ness’ two-part paper badge is numbered 3423. The cryptic note on the tarot card left by the D.C. Snipers for police is written in blue ballpoint pen. Soon, the public will be able to see these items for themselves.

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