Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Crime Museum Offers Free Access to Police Officers for National Police Week

From our friends at the Crime Museum...

Honoring Heroes: Crime Museum Offers Free Access to Police Officers for National Police Week

According to the National Police Week site, National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees and provides a unique opportunity to meet others that share a common brotherhood. To honor our serving and fallen officers, the Crime Museum in Washington, DC is offering free admission to all police officers and a discounted rate to family members from May 11-15, 2015.

“National Police Week is our opportunity to give back to the people who really make a daily difference in our lives and sacrifice to keep us safe,” explains Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum. “We also want to honor those that have lost their lives in the line of duty.”

The Officer Down Memorial Page, honoring officers killed in the line of duty, states there were 127 line of duty deaths in 2014. To honor these men and women, the National Law Enforcement Memorial will etch the names of the fallen on its walls and the families and police departments affected will lay wreaths by their names.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Annual Report, the District of Colombia experienced a 22 percent reduction in the number of robbery-related homicides in 2013. The city has seen a 36 percent reduction in homicides in the past three years. To celebrate the hard work and dedication that policemen and women make every day, the Crime Museum is offering free admission to all officers from around the world, as well as discounted rates for family members from May 11-15, 2015.

For more information about the Crime Museum, visit the site at

About the Crime Museum:
The Crime Museum is located in Washington DC. The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into the issues of crime, crime fighting, and the consequences of committing a crime in America, through an interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. The museum offers walking tours, summer camps, galleries, a crime library, temporary and traveling exhibits, and more. For additional information, visit or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.