Thanks to the collection of retired Chief of Police Ed Wortman we are able to showcase nearly all aspects of the law enforcement profession. The museum includes displays of uniforms from around the world, a variety of weapons used throughout the history of policing, and tools that have been fundamental in the police occupation.
Our youth interactive area allows children of all ages to try on real police gear, get their fingerprints taken, and take a photo with "Fred", our life size horse mannequin.
Our informed staff is prepared to teach you about the history of policing and answer any questions you may have. We provide information about police communications, our collection of evidence and fingerprints, and the differences between a weapon used as a tool and one used as a threat.
News and Announcements
The January 2024 edition of the IPM Scanner is now available. Click here to view it.
International Police Museum (IPM) Returns to Rockaway Beach
Read the announcement in the Tillamook Headlight Herald about IPM returning to Rockaway Beach. Click here to view the article.
Click here to view all past and present news items.
IPM featured on "Mysteries at the Museum"
We have a special section of our website with a few fun activities especially for our younger visitors. We hope you will enjoy the features on this page!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with no paid employees. 100% of your donations go to maintain the museum and creating new displays. We need the finacial support to grow and continue our operations. There are several ways in which you can help support the museum:
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