The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, founded in the 1960s is the nation's first national law enforcement museum and memorial dedicated to officers killed in the line of duty.
The Museum, through interactive displays, simulators, and nearly 11,000 artifacts, educates the public about the history and current trends in American law enforcement. Featured at the Museum is a state-of-the-art 24 lane indoor gun range and is open to the public six days a week.
The memorial lists over 9,000 officers who were killed in the line of duty. Their names are permanently etched on the memorial's marble walls, which are added to once a year for Police Memorial Day. During Police Week we host thousands of police officers, family survivors, and dignitaries. Our annual memorial services are a somber reminder that every 57 hours, a police officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in American.
Visit the museum and explore a collection of historic and futuristic police cars (including one from the original "Blade Runner" film!) Or you can have your picture taken in a replica electric chair or behind the bars of a realistic prison cell. You can find out how law enforcement agencies do their forensic investigations and how crime scenes are analyzed. You can discover a multitude of "traditional tools of the trade, " ranging from firearms to handcuffs to billy clubs on up to modern computers, communications equipment, and investigative technologies.