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National Law Enforcement Museum

The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions and insightful programs.

The National Law Enforcement Museum is a project of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The drunkometer was one of the earliest tools that allowed police officers to conduct roadside breath tests on suspected intoxicated drivers
After Nannery escaped from New York’s maximum security Sing Sing Prison, he was on the run for three years, during which he killed a NY police officer
There are several theories as to why early police vehicles came to be known as ‘paddy vans,’ a term still in use today
Samuel Battle pushed for equality in all of the city’s civil services, including mentoring Wesley Williams, the first Black firefighter in the New York Fire Department
The notorious gangster’s vest will be on display as part of the National Law Enforcement Museum’s History Beat exhibit