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The museum is temporarily closed pending relocation

Due to the sale of our building, we have moved.  Look for our reopening in Wheeler (at Wheeler Treasures) sometime in January 2021.  Please check back here for updates.

Join us in honoring the men and women of law enforcement

May 10–16, 2020
In 1962, President Kennedy and Congress designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. National Police Week was established to honor the men and women of law enforcement, and to give special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The principal organizers of National Police Week include:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
Phone: 202.737.3400 ·
Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
Phone: (573) 346-4911 ·

32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil

5:00pm PDT
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Each year, hundreds of American law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty. Their names are added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. This year, 307 more names are being engraved on those walls.

On May 13, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will livestream its annual Candlelight Vigil to read aloud each of the names of those 307 brave men and women in respect, honor, and remembrance. Law enforcement leaders, celebrities, U.S. officials, and American icons will come together to pay tribute to our fallen. Join us in solidarity with, and in support of, the surviving families and agencies of our heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Watch the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil from anywhere in the world on Wednesday, May 13, at 5pm Pacific on any of the following Internet platforms:



To light a virtual candle or register for updates on the event, please visit
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IPM Salutes our Local Officers

Chief Charles Stewart

Sergeant Sean Ahlers

Officer Christopher Rondeau

Welcome to the International Police Museum

Our purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret police culture, history, and heritage of police departments for the public;  to foster mutual appreciation, understanding, and respect between police and the public they serve by way of education and demystification of law enforcement through presentations and displays of loaned and owned uniforms, equipment, and ephemera as outlined in the bylaws of the International Police Museum.

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