NLEOMF secures financial backing for law enforcement museum
The museum will be the first of its kind to tell the story of American law enforcement
By Police1 Staff
WASHINGTON — The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) secured $103,130,000 in tax-exempt bond financing to continue with the creation of a new museum showcasing the history of American law enforcement.
According to a press release, the museum was authorized by Congress and will be built in the historic Judiciary Square in the nation’s capital, adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The museum is tentatively scheduled to open mid-2018.
“Securing the financing will allow us to now complete construction of the museum and share the powerful story of law enforcement with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year,” NLEOMF Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd said.
The NLEOMF has set a goal to raise an additional $25 million to help sustain the museum’s maintenance and operations.
The NLEOMF is a private, nonprofit organization that was established in 1984 and has dedicated itself to telling the history of police officers in the nation and making it safer for all who serve.
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