Founded in October 2008, the Denver Police Museum is undergoing a comprehensive strategic planning process that will guide the future direction of the Museum toward the development of a full-scale, interactive museum featuring a permanent collection on display as well as educational and community outreach programs. 

An independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Denver Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Denver Police Department, promoting deeper knowledge and understanding of what law enforcement entails, and serving as a community resource for crime prevention education.  

Currently, the Museum’s Archiving and Processing Office is located in Police Headquarters where our team of volunteers works to catalog, display, and properly archive our collection. The Museum also has satellite displays in District Stations and from time-to-time at various Denver libraries. Tours may be scheduled by appointment only.  


We are developing a number of initiatives focused on fulfilling our mission, including securing a location for the future Museum site. Learn More >>

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New Badge Honors Fallen Officer Celena Hollis and 160th Anniversary

Officer Celena Hollis, badge number 05162, was in uniform and working off-duty at the City Park Jazz Festival on June 24, 2012, when she was shot at 8:08 p.m., while responding to break up a gang fight by the pavilion next to City Park Lake. She died a short time later at Denver Health Medical Center. Officer Hollis was 32 years old, and survived by her daughter, Amyre, who was 12 years old at the time of her mother’s death, as well as by other family members. She was buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. The seven-year veteran of the

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