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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‘If You Have A Calling, You’ve Got To Go For It’: Retired Police Sergeant Honored For Women’s History Month

https://youtu.be/YqnlcvZxx2M DENVER (CBS4)– In recognition of Women’s History Month the Denver Police Museum is honoring one of their retired police sergeants for her decades of service. On Thursday, dozens of friends, family and former colleagues packed into a room at the District 3 headquarters where Margaret Chavez once worked. “I always feel better if I’m the bridesmaid you know what I’m saying,” Chavez laughed. The retired police sergeant isn’t fond of the attention, but ask anyone who knows her and they’ll say she is certainly deserving of the recognition. “I can tell you most certainly she made a positive impact

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