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New online exhibit at National Law Enforcement Museum highlights aviation in policing

The free exhibit chronicles the history, evolution and heroes of law enforcement aviation

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National Law Enforcement Museum

By Police1 Staff

WASHINGTON — Last week the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., announced the opening of its first-ever exclusively online exhibit: “Eyes to the Sky: A Century of Law Enforcement Aviation and Airborne Public Safety.”

The exhibit is free and accessible to anyone here. “Eyes to the Sky” highlights the history and importance of planes, helicopters and drones in law enforcement, according to a press release. The exhibit will discuss how airborne units have evolved and served public safety over the last century. The exhibit will also chronicle law enforcement’s heroes in aviation.

“‘Eyes in the Sky’ tells the rich history of law enforcement aviation from its earliest beginnings to the latest technology currently saving lives and keeping communities safe,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in a statement. “The exhibit provides a fascinating look into the efforts of law enforcement departments across the country, through ingenuity and bravery. We are proud to display this timeline of historical moments to the nation.”

You can view the exhibit here.