The museum highlights the history of the Phoenix Police Department fromwhen Henry Garfias, was elected the first city marshal to the present. In the late evening hours of March 3rd, a young Phoenix woman was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and robbed while walking from a bus stop. Ten days later, on March 13th,Ernesto Miranda was arrested by the Phoenix Police for the assault. This set in motion a series of court hearings which resulted in a U. Supreme Court decision that would impact interviews between law enforcement and those suspected of crimes. Many changes to police work occurred after World War II, form uniforms to weapons.
The department began to become more standardized in its academy, training and policies.
Steve and Gary were so friendly and informative. I loved learning about the history of the Phoenix PD. Great museum so much history on display. The memorial room for fallen officers was very touching and beautifully deed. The best part was the staff. From the moment we walked in the door I felt like I was chatting with my next door neighbors.
What absolutely marvelous folks. Great place to visit. Volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Great coffee shop around the corner too! Great way to spend an hour. People are helpful and a good deal of history about the Phoenix People are helpful and a good deal of history about the Phoenix Police Department. A real must visit. Super neat place to learn about the history of the police force in Phoenix.
Fun for the kids too, they Fun for the kids too, they let them put on a police shirt, sit inside an old cop car and sit on a police motorcycle. Kids loved it! Really interesting, also people there is really nice and kind. Nice meusem with free admission. A lot of great history from different decades.
All the retired LEO museum All the retired LEO museum volunteers are very nice and really support the Museum. Kids love all the display item's and gift shop. Very Enjoyable Located downtown, this small yet very well laid out museum provides one with an indepth look at the history of There is no admission fee, however, a donation is much appreciated. There is also a small selection of items to purchase which will help them, Take your time, we spent an hour plus and the individuals at the entrance were very polite,friendly and extremely helpful.
This well worth your time. Everything I planned on saying is mentioned in the other reviews. The museum is a ificant reminder of the The museum is a ificant reminder of the history of Phoenix, the foundation of the Phoenix Police Department, and overall history lesson of the origin, uniforms, weapons and vehicles used. I made a planned stop here after hearing they had reopened.
Current crime maps and statistics
I was greeted by a very kind man named Ken. He is an encyclopedia of information, and this comes from front line experience. He gave a guided tour and for every section that had a small description of the artifact, he added more information. Instead of a slice, we got the whole pizza. I highly recommend the museum.
There's a lot to learn and the staff is kind. It doesn't take too much time to see it. I'd like to point out there's a beautiful memorial that has photos and short descriptions of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Canine Officers too. I looked at every photo, and read every description. I saw the same thing in every photo. I saw honor, sacrifice, and understanding.
Over years of history
I saw courage, purpose, passion and a fearless brotherhood of protection, no matter the cost. I am humbled, honored, and thankful for these heroes, our modern day guardian Angels. Sad for their passing, thankful for their existence and selfless devotion to our city. Thank you to the Phoenix Police Department. From those who made the ultimate sacrifice, to those active duty and those retired. There's a little bit of everything. No admittance fee but donations are encouraged. Lots to see.
Informative Museum If you or your kids are interested in law enforcement, this museum should be on your itinerary. It takes about It takes about an hour to go through and is free. It is also a short walk from Chase Field. The entrance might be hard to spot initially but just follow the s on the street.
Parking can be limited so you may walk a few blocks. Very informative going back to the s. Not very interactive but a lot of neat artifacts. Small but well-crafted free museum with free parking limited in front.
Below you can also view crime maps and neighborhood crime counts
Great stuff for kids to do. Interesting facts about Interesting facts about Miranda rights, old west law, forensics, etc. My favorite part: Early police women wore a skirt and carried a special leather police purse Police Museum! What an interesting piece of history!
Our hosts were retired police officers and family. It's a small museum, but has It's a small museum, but has such interesting things!! Very informational. Great displays. Helpful staff.