The National Law Enforcement Museum opened Saturday in the District, offering interactive forensics exhibits, a 911 call center and even a hall of remembrance. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said he hopes the museum will help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.
The museum’s opening comes after two decades of lobbying, planning and fundraising. President Bill Clinton signed legislation approving its creation 18 years ago.
A new timelapse covers the entire construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum in D.C.’s Judiciary Square, from start to finish.
A helicopter used to save five people after a plane crashed into the freezing Potomac River decades ago has been saved from the scrap heap and will be preserved in a museum in D.C.
It has taken 18 years, but the National Law Enforcement Museum is set to open to the public with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with a grand opening held a few days earlier on Oct. 11. See photos and video.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting a panel discussion on the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan more than 35 years ago.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.