National Law Enforcement Memorial & Museum

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


444 E St NWWASHINGTON, DC 20001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is to tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen, and make it safer for those who serve. Our vision is to inspire all citizens to value law enforcement and the vital role it plays in our society.


Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial-the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse. In 2019, the Memorial Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.


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