National Law Enforcement Museum to Open at Judiciary Square in 2014

The National Law Enforcement Museum is expected to open in 2014 in Judiciary Square across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (5th and E Streets, NW). The museum will be housed in an underground facility, save for two glass entry pavilions and a plaza. Construction on its physical structure is expected to begin later this year. There will be an interactive exhibit space, a theater, a museum shop and dedicated areas for collections, education and research — all spread over three levels and designed to tell the story of American law enforcement. The museum, an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, is expected to attract about 500,000 visitors annually. NLEOMF is privately raising funds for its construction and development and already has collected more than $56 million toward the $80 million campaign goal.

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