Looking for the perfect police holiday gift? Check out this true crime gift guide
What’s even more special is that these gifts help support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
By Police1 Staff
If your law enforcement friend, family member, partner, or significant other is anything like most officers, you’re probably left wondering each year what to get them for the holidays.
Don’t fret. You’re not alone. But we’ve also got your six this holiday season.
In our special gift guide below, we’ve rounded up a handful of low-cost items that are sure to be a hit with any true crime fanatic. And what’s even more special: the below gifts, if purchased, support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), whose mission is to memorialize law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty. You can also check out a handful of other gift ideas at the NLEOMF’s memorial and museum gift shop here.
Check out the gifts below and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve got a gift idea that’s missing from our true crime-inspired roundup.
1. Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz
This 576-page paperback book tells the story of lawman Eliot Ness and his quest to catch one of America’s first serial killers. This detective thriller is a real page-turner.
Are you the ultimate sleuth? Well, step aside, Hardy Boys. This brain game puzzle book includes a set of verbal, logic, memory and visual puzzles for the detective in your life to examine crime scenes for clues, find witnesses and track down criminals.
You won’t miss any details with this longwave (315-400nm) black light. It could even be a gift for a junior detective. This 5-ounce flashlight runs on three (not included) AAA batteries.
There’s a T-shirt for everything and true crime lovers can rest easy knowing there’s also a T-shirt made especially for you. This lilac-colored shirt, which dons a woman in a caution tape headband, messy bun and blood-splattered aviators, was made for the no-nonsense, “nothing gets past you” kind of detective.
Cozy up with your favorite mystery book or true crime podcast with these crew socks. It could be the perfect white elephant gift or maybe a new trend. Move over, ugly sweater holiday parties. Hello, silly sock parties.
Know someone who’s fascinated by the world of crime scene forensics? Look no further. This book is the official procedural guide for law enforcement agencies, attorneys and tribunals submitting evidence to the FBI (who literally wrote the book on forensics).
Active or retired law enforcement officers can purchase (or gift someone) a lifetime NLEOMF membership. With the membership, you’ll have the opportunity to tell your biographical story on the NLEOMF website, receive a 10% discount on in-store or online gift shop purchases and unlimited admission for you plus one guest (or plus three guests with a family membership) to the National Law Enforcement Museum.
Price: $100 for individual or $300 for family