Address & PhoneNYC Police Museum
100 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 480-3100
Fax: (212) 480-9757
2,3 to Wall Street, walk south on William Street for 3 blocks
Students & Seniors $5
Children under 2 FREE
New York City Police Museum Members and Reciprocal Members: Free
To make reservations for group tours please call: 212-480-3100 x109
Questions? Send email to: webmaster [at] nycpm.org
New York City Police Museum
"The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world's largest and most famous police department."
At the Museum
by Jason Wiggins
The New York Police Museum is across the street from the famous stock market bull statue in the old Cunard Line building and just up the street from the National Museum of the American Indian. It's a bit larger than it's counterpart, the New York Fire Museum, but it has the same type of exhibits.
Most of the material on display is memorabilia showing that development of police work over time; uniforms, badges, medals, motorcycles and a squad car. The museum also gives information about the structure and function of the contemporary police force; what the Transit and Housing and numerous other divisions are and what they do. The museum also has an interesting exhibit about modern forensic science. A visit to the Police Museum should only take half an hour to an hour and is interesting mainly as a curiosity stop if you're in the area.