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The Phoenix Police Museum, Phoenix

(4.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Few people know about this great little museum. Even the 3000 people that work in the court system across the street barely know about this place. It has a rich history, including The birthplace of ou...  more »
  • The Museum is housed in the old police station, which is now the courthouse. Who narrated the story of police development from the city's basic planning and the city's first sheriff from 1880-1886, the first ranger corps and development through the 20th century up to modern times with the SWAT team, bomb clearance as well as the women's entry into the police in 1957, etc. It's all richly illustrated with pictures, exhibits such as cars, motorcycles, helicopters, bomb-clearing material, etc. During the visit you can be allowed to wear police shirt, at the same time, there is the opportunity to sit in a police car of the ' 60s with blink and all. In the Museum there are also created a memorial section, as in pictures and stories telling about cops and dogs in Phoenix, who is killed in service. There is free access to the Museum and all staff are voluntary. They can tell a lot of interesting stories. It is good practice to put a few dollars after the visit. These voluntary contributions will be used to support families, where the policeman has died in service.
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  • Although it is a small museum it is packed full of fun stuff to see and has lots of history the people are friendly and I enjoyed it. Its Free and you just walk in.  more »
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  • Great staff and a nice way to preserve Phoenix Police history. If you're lucky, you may even run into Detective Carroll Cooley who arrested Ernesto Miranda.
  • This is a little known gem in the heart of Phoenix. The staff is wonderful and the kids love going here.
  • What a neat place!
  • We visited the museum, July 2015. Our son has been with the Phoenix PD for 20 years.
  • Great small museum in downtown Phoenix. The development of the police since the mid-18th century is shown clearly. The Museum is rather small, but still offers a lot especially for the children. Highlights: children can change over police shirts, sitting in a police car from the 80s (with working Blue :-)), a motorcycle sit on or photograph as a criminal can be. The museum requires no admission, the employees are retired police officers from Phoenix and mega friendly and helpful. Really highly recommended!
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