Our Museum

Learn more about the Museum at the Washington DC Police Memorial and Museum, Inc. The Metropolitan Police Department Museum honors fallen officers from the MPD.

About The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Memorial & Museum

 

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Memorial and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is intended to honor the fallen heroes of the Metropolitan Police Department. We also are establishing a Metropolitan Police Museum to preserve their legacy and the rich and unique history of policing in the nation’s Capital.

Sadly, an average of one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 57 hours. Additionally, this is more than *21,000 U.S. law enforcement officers. Overall, they have made the ultimate sacrifice since 1791. (*As of 12/2018 see source)

A memorial fountain built in 1942 by the citizens and business community of Washington, D.C. exists currently. However, it is dilapidated.  In order to appropriately honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., who have been killed in the line of duty, an effort is well underway to build a more fitting memorial.  The proposed site is in front of the historic headquarters of the Washington, D.C.Metropolitan Police Department. You can also see the memorial on Indiana Avenue. A museum of police history and artifacts will also be established.

 

Also see our online Photo Gallery of Historical Photos

A collection of stories and artifacts will be an important part of our attempting to honor the thousands of police officers who have served the city over its lifetime.

The Museum will be an exciting place for visitors to see what it’s been like over the years to walk in the steps of a Washington, DC police officer. Another terrific source of historical information about the police department and its officers is DCMetroPoliceCollector.com.

View Our online Photo Gallery of Historical Photos

Support The Memorial & Musueum

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization intended to honor the fallen heroes of the Metropolitan Police Department and to establish a Metropolitan Police Museum to preserve their legacy and the rich and unique history of policing in the nation’s Capital. Help us make this vision a reality by lending your support with a tax-deductible donation.