Houston Police Department.

Houston Police Museum

Field review by the editors.

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

Address:
1200 Travis St., Houston, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 9 pm. Show your ID. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
281-230-2353
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