There’ll be plenty to do all day, inside of the Museum and out. The festivities get started at 9 am with our annual Run for the Badge. This 5K walk or race takes place in front of the Museum. While fundraising isn’t required to participate, every dollar raised supports the important mission of the Museum to help tell the story of American law enforcement. In-person participants also receive a voucher for one future Museum admission, good through November 16, 2018. Visit Run for the Badge for details or to register.
Our big day is almost here! Join us on Saturday, October 13, for a fun-filled day as we open the doors to our beautiful new National Law Enforcement Museum. This day of family fun is packed with special grand opening events and demonstrations. There will be live entertainment outdoors, a photo booth, forensics demonstrations, finger printing, caricature artists, face painting and more. The celebration takes place in the 400 block of E Street NW right in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.
This ground-breaking program marks the first time a museum has facilitated this type of program to help strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Last month, Museum staff and facilitators from the Illumination Project joined law enforcement officers, community leaders and citizens from Prince George’s County, MD to participate in a two-day workshop of this pilot program.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is proud to announce its partnership with the Illumination Project. Originated in Charleston, South Carolina, the Illumination Project began as a heartfelt response to the 2015 murders of nine parishioners during a bible study class at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Charleston (SC) Police Department wanted to “illuminate” or shine a light on areas of the community where improved relations between citizens and police were needed.