Honoring Black History Month @ Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join the Denver Police Museum, Denver Police Department, and Blair-Caldwell Library in recognizing Dr. Tracie L. Keesee for her outstanding service to the Citizens of the City and County of Denver.

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee is the Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives. This critical position expands upon the core mission of CPE, “justice through science.”  She oversees all law enforcement relationships and program implementation. Additionally, she works closely with communities to ensure their representation and participation in the co-production of public safety.  Prior to her return to CPE she served as the first ever, Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion for NYPD. As the Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Keesee was responsible for overall organizational development and implementation of the NYPD’s Equity and Inclusion strategic framework. She also served as an advisor to the Police Commissioner on the implementation of accountability systems that monitor training, recruitment, employee opportunities, and complaints in order to help increase the organization’s ability to attract and retain an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Dr. Keesee is a retired 25-year veteran of the Denver Police Department and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State College-Denver, academic certifications in Public Policy and Public Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver, and a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. She is also a graduate of the 203rd Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Keesee has published numerous articles across a variety of collected anthologies and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

WHEN: Reception will be held February 20, 2020 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205, 3rd Floor


A special display honoring Dr. Keesee’s service will be available at the Blair-Caldwell Library from February 1 through February 28, 2020.



Memorial Service for Ron Samson @ The PPA Center
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate Ron Samson’s life.

More details to come.

Police Week 2021
May 8 – May 15 all-day
Photo Credit: 831 Photography

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and this week as National Police Week. The purpose of the proclamation was to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime.


This year the Denver Police Museum has planned a  number of outside socially distanced events to recognize our 72 fallen officers and the nearly 9,000 individuals who have served the City and County of Denver since the founding of the department in 1859.



 A special thank you to the Denver City Office of Special Events for partnering with the Denver Police Museum to highlight National Police Week by lighting the Denver City and County Building blue May 8-15 2021.



On Saturday, May 8, 2021 volunteers, retired officers, fallen officer families and members of the scouts will be meeting at five major cemeteries to honor our fallen heroes.  At 11:00am, simultaneous socially distanced ceremonies will be held at Crown Hill, Riverside, Mt. Olivet, Fairmount and Fort Logan.  Volunteers will divide up, in small groups, to visit fallen officer graves with a wreath-laying ceremony and fallen officer flag placement.

Photo Credit: 831 Photography



The Denver Police Museum has undertaken a program to place memorial signs at the locations where fallen officers made the ultimate sacrifice.  During Police Week, the Museum is planning to place two signs. On Monday, May 10, 2021 volunteers, retired and active officers and family members will honor fallen officer, Jacob Brenner at 3142 Osage Street at 1:30pm.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 fallen officer William Keating will be honored with a memorial sign on 8th Avenue between Kalamath and Santa Fe Avenue at 3:00pm.  The Denver Police Museum would like to thank the International Police Association for their generous donation which paid for this memorial sign.  Volunteers, retired and active officers along with family members are expected to attend this event.

Questions? If you have questions or would like to attend these events please leave a message at the Denver Police Museum Archiving Center 720-913-6779




The Denver Police Foundation is hosting an Honor the Fallen Run/Walk that aims to honor the 72 officers who have died in the line of duty. They are encouraging participants to complete a run or walk (at any distance you choose!) during police week Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021. For more information please go to the foundation website www.denverpolicefoundation.org

Jul 15 2021 @ 9:27 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 10:27 pm

The Denver Police Museum is now open by appointment.

LAST UPDATED: July 15, 2021

The Denver Police Museum is now open by appointment. 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 at various Denver libraries from time-to-time.

To schedule a private tour, please complete the form at denverpolicemuseum.org/about/visit/


March 13, 2020

In an effort to contain the coronavirus, and support the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers and staff, the Denver Police Museum will close temporarily effective March 13, 2020.

To our Museum community –As a precautionary measure, and to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests, we are closing the Denver Police Museum and suspending all tours, public programs, and events until further notice. While there have been no reported cases of infection at the Museum, the decision to temporarily close is in accordance with local, state, and CDC guidelines for decreasing the spread of COVID-19.

We want to thank you for your support during this temporary closure. We look forward to reopening as soon as it is responsible to do so. In the meantime, we hope you’ll stay connected with us and thank you for your support during this period of closure.

Stay well,

The Denver Police Museum Team

The Unknown Victim @ Denver Police Department District 1
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Exclusive Member Event with the Denver Crime Lab

Join us on Thursday, September 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Denver Police Department District 1 (1311 West 46th Avenue Denver, CO 80211) for a lecture by Forensic Scientist, Stacy Hafner, on how crime lab technicians worked with various websites and DNA technology to identify a previously unknown 1979 Denver murder victim. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register for this event and reserve your seat, call (720) 913-6779 or email mhesse@denverpolicemuseum.org.


Honoring Sergeant Ron Samson @ Advantage Runyan Stevenson
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please Join Us to Share Ron’s Stories

We will be honoring Sergeant Ron Samson’s service and dedication to the Denver Police Department and his contributions to the Denver Police Museum.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

From: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Advantage Runyan Stevenson, 6425 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226

Food and beverages will be served. 

Please RSVP to Nicole Galluzzo at ngalluzzo@denverpolicemuseum.org

Denver Police Memorial Ceremony @ Plaza Denver Police Headquarters
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Denver Police Memorial Ceremony

Join us on Thursday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Denver Police Headquarters (1331 Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80204) for the annual Denver Police Memorial Ceremony

To register for this event and reserve your seat, call (720) 913-6779 or email mhesse@denverpolicemuseum.org.

District One Police Memorial @ Denver Police Department District 1
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

District One Police Memorial

Join us on Friday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Denver Police Department District 1 (1311 West 46th Avenue Denver, CO 80211) for the unfolding of the Police Athletic League Memorial in its new location.

To register for this event and reserve your seat, call (720) 913-6779 or email mhesse@denverpolicemuseum.org.

Tour of Lower Downtown @ Cap City Tavern
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Historic Tour of Lower Downtown

Join us on Saturday, November 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cap City Tavern (1247 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204) for a tour of the city and visit the locations where five Denver Police Officers gave their lives serving our city.

Guests are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. for check in at Cap City Tavern.

Space is limited! To register for this event and reserve your seat, call (720) 913-6779 or email mhesse@denverpolicemuseum.org.

FALLEN OFFICER WREATH-LAYING CEREMONIES @ Riverside Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, or Fort Logan Cemetery
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm