Last updated: 6/23/2011
Spokane, Washington
Street Address
1201 W. First AvenueSpokane, WA 99201
Mailing Address
924 W. Sinto AvenueSpokane, WA 99201
phone: 509-624-0933
web: spokanepolice.org

Hours

Call us to verify hours as we are working on getting volunteers to staff Wednesday through Saturday same hours.
Tuesday
10 AM - 4 PM
Special tours may be booked through the SPLEM Historical Office at 509-477-6449

Admissions

Suggested Donations:
Adults $5.00
Seniors (55+) and Military $4.00
College Students $3.00
Students grades 1-12 $2.00
Children 6 and under free
Special rates for families and groups

Museum Type(s)

Staff

Glen L. Whiteley
phone: 509-624-0933
e-mail:
David L. Thompson
phone: 509-326-1550
e-mail:
Susan S. Walker
phone: 509-477-6449
Diane Erickson
phone:
Tom Heckler
phone:
John H. Mcgregor
phone:
Rae Anna Victor
phone:
Description

Be sure to check our Gift Shop for Law enforcement items, books, pins, patches, etc. for sale to support our museum.

Our mission statement is to collect and p reserve artifacts of law enforcement in Spokane and other local agencies, provide historical education for schools, and public as a learning experience and a library of records of police growth in the community; and, finally, to build trust with public and law enforcement" We are in the process of writing the history of the Spokane Police Department with a series of volumes. The first volume "LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE - Spokane Police Department'S Founding Years 1881-1903" is out in our book stores or available through our museum now. The second volume, "LIFE BEHIND THE BADGE - Spokane Police Department's Turbulent Years 1903-1923," will be out the summer of 2010. We are currently working on Volume three.

We support the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project in Spokane - a monument currently with 309 names of officers who have given their lives while on duty in the State of Washington, and are involved in placing historical monuments in the Fairmount/Greenwood/Riverside/Spokane Memorial Gardens cemetaries - most recently the monument dedicated to the "Mother of Father's Day" Sonora Smart Dodd on June 20, 2010 on the 100th Anniversary of Father's Day celebrating its centennial. We dedicate one a year to a woman in history, another to a law enforcement individual, and one to someone else, this year to a Vietnam Veteran Medal of Honor recipient on September 11, 2010.

History

Glen L. Whiteley started collecting law enforcement memorabilia in 1990 and the collection took over his home. We became a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization in 1996, elected a board of directors with officers and have been working towards finding a building eversince. Our location is due to the cooperation of the Spokane Police Department and Spokane COPS

Artifact Collections

Our collection dates back to the mid 1880s and includes area-wide law enforcement, national, and some from other parts of the world.

Research Collections

Jail records, documents, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photos, state and county records, police benecial minutes, etc.

Library
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: Yes
Publications

We have published one newsletter to date, and the second one is being put together. We are beginning others, but currently waiting for additional volunteers to get them started.

Services
Gift Shop
ADA
Wheelchair Accessible
Exhibitions
Museum Events
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