Incorporated in 1998, The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world’s largest and most famous police service. The Museum strives to be an accessible resource for all the communities of the city of New York. Through its exhibitions, collections and educational programming, the Museum illustrates how the policies and culture of the NYPD have evolved over time to meet the changing needs of the City. The Museum serves as an educational institution, living memorial, and bridge of understanding between the various communities of New York, the international community and the New York City Police Department.
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Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday
9 AM to 5 PM
45 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
The Museum at 45 Wall Street will close Saturday, October 25th. Please follow our website for further information about reopening.
9/11: A Uniform Response
A picture-perfect Tuesday morning was instantly shattered, with echoes reverberating far beyond the canyons of lower Manhattan. Amidst the first responders – firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, and good Samaritans – a small, determined corps of Associated Press photographers moved
Women in Policing
The New York City Police Museum salutes all the women of the NYPD by mounting a special exhibition that examines the rich history of women in the Department.