Museum News

Denver Police Museum Honors Detective Gail Riddell

Please join the Denver Police Museum and the Denver Police Department as we honor the late Detec..

Denver Police Museum Participates in St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Denver Police Museum participated in the 2019 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16 to..

2019 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Join the Denver Police Museum for the 2019 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2019 - P..

Denver Police Museum Celebrates Black History Month

On February 21, the Denver Police Museum, the Denver Police Department, and Blair Caldwell Libra..

Denver Police Museum Honoring Black History Month

Please join the Denver Police Museum, the Denver Police Department, and Blair Caldwell Library i..

Proclamation honoring Retired Division Chiefs Simpson and Gordon

On February 19, 2019, a proclamation honoring the service of Retired Division Chiefs Casey Simps..

Denver Police Department honors its first 2 African American Division Chiefs

Division Chiefs Simpson and Gordon helped open the door to diversity Casey Simpson is a ..

Denver Police Department has a history of hiring black officers dating back to the late 1800's

Diversity in the Denver Police Department is not a new concept. The city's first black officer, ..

Denver Police Museum and Denver Police Department Announce 160th Anniversary Badge

February 1, 2019 Immediate Release Media Contact: Michael Hesse Denver Police Museum ..

Denver Police Museum celebrates 160 years, honors fallen officer with new badge

The Denver Police Museum unveiled a commemorative badge to celebrate the founding of the departm..

Denver Police Museum Display Celebrates Black History Month

The Denver Police Museum, the Denver Police Department, and the Blair-Caldwell Library will join..

Denver Police Museum to Honor Fallen Officer Celena Hollis

Officer Celena Hollis, badge number 05162, was in uniform and working off-duty at the City Park ..

Honoring our Heroes for 9/11

The Denver Police Museum would like to thank everyone who participated in the various comm..

Denver Police Museum and Bridgeway Church Honor Service of Animals to Denver Law Enforcement

The Denver Police Museum in conjunction with Bridgeway Church will host a special giveaway of to..

Announcing The Thin Blue Line Bookends

We are proud to announce the launch of a new online resource we call "The Thin Blue Line Bookend..

City and County Building Goes Blue for Police Week 2018

To recognize Police Week for 2018, the City and County of Denver building was lit blue at night...

Honor of Fallen Denver Police Officer David Roberts

Fallen Denver Police Officer David Roberts was remembered today with the unveiling of his portra..

Blue Thunder Ride to kickoff Police Week 2018

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Women in Policing Ceremony

Tribute to Willie Steam

The Denver Police Museum has undertaken a project to more closely do the research involve..

Museum Shows Support for Fallen Deputy Parrish

The Denver Police Law Enforcement Museum stands united in our commitment to preserve th..

Flag presented in honor of Denver Fallen Officer Virgil Hall

Retired Denver Police Officer Barbara Cisneros present a United States Flag to Thayer County Neb..

Special tribute to Denver Police Officer Eric Finks

In August, the well liked and respected Denver Police officer,Eric Finks lost his battle with ca..

Fallen Officer Sign Dedications Sept 9th and 11th

As September 11th approaches, we all somberly remember the lives lost that fateful day including..

In the News: Forget dusty display cases, the Denver Police Museum has big plans to put you in a cop’

Our open house and building announcement was covered by the Denver Post. Read the full story here: h..

Denver Police Museum Unveils New Site in Stockshow Development and Project Support from Current and

After many years of discussion and planning the Denver Police Museum is now on the path to becom..

Open House at the proposed site of new Denver Police Museum

We held a special event to help secure the future site of the new Denver Police Museum. 4–7..

Law Enforcement Appreciation at Coors Field 2017

The Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball have teamed up with the National Law Enforcement ..

Colorado/Wyoming Optimist Club honors the Denver Police Museum

The Denver Police museum was recently honored at the Colorado/Wyoming Optimist club meeting on J..

Public Safety Expo June 10th 2017

The Denver Police Museum is honored to participate and support the upcoming Public Safety Expo! ..

Police Week 2017

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, following an approved joint r..

Colorado Gives Day 2016

With the end of the year approaching, so too is Colorado Gives Day. If you are unfamiliar with C..

Special Tribute to Fallen Denver Officer Michael Dowd

Today, the Denver Police Department and the Denver Police Museum will dedicate a memorial sign h..

Sign dedication ceremonies for four Denver officers

The mission continues… In the history of the Denver Police Department, there are over..

United in support of our law enforcement community

Our hearts are broken. On behalf of the DPLEM Board Members, dedicated volunteers and suppor..

DPD Honors Fallen Officers for Police Week 2016

The Denver Police Department honored it's fallen officers at Police Headquarters yesterday. Prio..

Denver City and County Building turns blue

In honor of Police week and for only the second time in the history of ‪#‎Denver‬, the Denver Ci..

Denver public school students dedicate signs honoring two Denver Police Officers killed in the line

The Denver Police Museum and Denver public school students will be dedicating signs honoring two..

Police Week 2016

The Denver Police Museum unveiled a variety of activities in honor of Denver Police Week Monday ..

Alpine Bank supports the DPLEM and DPD

We gratefully acknowledge the support from Alpine Bank for our officers in blue and for their su..

meeting with Association of Northern Front Range Museums

The Denver Police Museum(DPM) Board and dedicated volunteers welcomed over 33 members of ANFRM (..

Brining the museum to life

The Museum Board is delighted to announce a collaboration with the CU college of Engineering and..

Artifact Honored

The Denver Police Museum was recently honored by the Colorado Collections Connection Most Signif..

Artifact discussed on Colorado Public Radio

Dana Echohawk, the project director for the Colorado Collections Connection, spoke about the lis..

Colorado Gives Day

As the busy holiday season begins, we know you receive many requests for your time, energy and f..

Vote for our artifact in the "Colorado's most significant artifact" contest

The Denver Police museum recently entered one of our artifacts in a local contest as described i..

Support Ballot Initiative 2C

The Denver Police Museum attended Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s “door to door” campaign to supp..

First Responders Tribute 2015

We hope you'll join us for the public safety expo and Colfax Cruise. ..

Service Project to Honor Fallen Law Enforcement

On Colorado Day, Denver Police Museum Hosts Memorial Clean Up DENVER, Colorado, August..

Colorado Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed July 19, 2015 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. ..

Edwards and Christopherson speak with Colorado Public Radio

Read full story and check out audio at:

Proclamation 3537 - Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week

The week of May 12 through May 18, 1963, and the calendar week during which May 15 occurs of each su..

In the news: Retired Denver gang cop revisits past, gives items to police museum

The DPLEM was recently featured in a story in the Denver Post. A surge of gang violence in north..

History of African-American Officers in Denver

The Denver Police Museum presens a look at the past, highlighting male and female African Americ..

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

This Friday, January 9th, 2015, law enforcement organizations will partner with citizens all ove..

Ron Sampson Contributes

Special thanks to Ron Sampson his generous contributions to the museum of historic police memora..

Blue Lives Matter Rally

More than 200 people gathered in downtown Denver on Saturday, December 27th to support law-enfor..

New website

We are excited to launch the latest version of our new website! We appreciate your patience and ..

Denver Police Widow Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Denver Police Widows Association, formed in 1973 as an organization to bring together women ..

DPLEM Board Studies Other Successful Police Museums

In an effort to learn from the experiences of other cities that have established thriving police..