Houston Police Department.

Houston Police Museum

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Houston, Texas

Located in the lobby of Houston's downtown police headquarters, so it's limited in space -- but the designers still somehow managed to pack in a full-size police helicopter hovering above a 1952 black-and-white prowl car. Other exhibits include the solid gold badge with inset diamond and emeralds worn by Houston's 1910 police chief; a pair of Thompson submachine guns acquired by the force to battle 1930s gangsters; and the motorcycle ridden by a patrolman slain by a passenger in a car he'd stopped for a minor traffic infraction.

Houston Police Museum

Houston Police Department

1200 Travis St., Houston, TX
Downtown, in the lobby of Houston police headquarters. On the west side of Travis St. between Polk and dallas Sts, a block east of Center Point Energy Plaza.
M-F 9 am - 9 pm. Show your ID. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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