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Official Publication of the National Association of Chiefs of Police

Museum Display

Museum Display

Counterfeiting money, an age-old crime, has a long and notorious history. In certain periods of early history, it was deemed an act of treason, carrying the penalty of death. During the Civil War, around 1,600 state

Bass Reeves

Bass Reeves (July 1838-January 1910) was the first black Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River. Born into slavery, Reeves gained his freedom during the Civil War, possibly getting into an altercation with his enslaver

The North Pole Gift Program

In 1990, the Police Hall of Fame began the North Pole Gift Program, which provides age-appropriate gifts to the surviving children of American police officers who died in the line of duty. These gifts are sent

The American Police Hall of Fame’s 9/11 Memorial

Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, America fell victim to a terror attack within her borders. Shortly after the tragic event, several pieces of the towers and the planes were carefully gathered and delivered to

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