Founded in October 2008, the Denver Police Law Enforcement Museum (Denver Police Museum) has developed a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide the direction of the Museum toward the implementation of full-scale, interactive museum featuring a permanent collection on display as well as educational and community outreach programs. The Denver Police Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of the Denver Police Department to promote deeper knowledge and understanding of what law enforcement entails.
Currently, the Museum’s Archiving and Processing Office is located in Police Headquarters where our team of volunteers works to catalog, display, and properly archive our collection. The Museum also has satellite displays in District Stations and from time-to-time at various Denver libraries. Tours may be scheduled by appointment only.
STATE OF THE MUSEUM PROGRESS
We are developing a number of initiatives focused on fulfilling our mission, including securing a location for the future Museum site. Learn More >>
Officer Celena Hollis, badge number 05162, was in uniform and working off-duty at the City Park Jazz Festival on June 24, 2012, when she was shot at 8:08 p.m., while responding to break up a gang fight by the pavilion next to City Park Lake. She died a short time later at Denver Health Medical Center. Officer Hollis was 32 years old, and survived by her daughter, Amyre, who was 12 years old at the time of her mother’s death, as well as by other family members. She was buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. The seven-year veteran of the