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New York City Police Museum

through October 1
Pershing Hall

New York City Police Museum, Daily, 10 AM-5 PM, Pershing Hall Building 125.

Incorporated in 1998, the New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the NYPD and the men and women who serve as the City’s finest. From 10 AM-5 PM daily until October 5th the New York City Police Museum is sponsoring several exhibits at Governors Island.

Links to the Past explores the history of policing tracing back to Johann Lampo patrolling the Dutch settled New Amsterdam. Lampo established a precedent of maintaining the peace that was followed in 1658 by an eight man watch. The watch, the nation’s First Raid Police Force, was responsible for keeping order in a rapidly growing city.

Women in Policing celebrates the contributions of women to the NYPD. This exhibit examines the role of women as pioneers in New York’s law enforcement community. Coinciding with their acceptance in the community was a change in women’s standard uniform.

The most poignant of all the exhibits, 9/11: A Uniform Response is a memorial to an event that will forever live in infamy. While tragic, this event honors the heroism of the first responders — firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, and volunteers, who in New York’s darkest hour, blazed a light in the cities road to recovery.


Monday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Getting There
Minutes from Soissons Landing Minutes from Yankee Pier
Minutes from Soissons Landing Minutes from Yankee Pier