By Deb Flomberg
If you’ve ever wondered about the history of law enforcement in this country, or if you enjoy a historical look at the founding of the state of California, then you are sure to enjoy a visit to the Los Angeles Police Museum. This unique museum pays tribute to the men and women that put their lives on the line to serve the city of Los Angeles and the various tools and systems in place to help support them. Bring your family for a fascinating look at the history of the Los Angeles Police Department and enjoy a lively discussion afterwards.
Just what will you be able to see at the Los Angeles Police Museum? The trip starts with the founding of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1869 by the Los Angeles City Marshall and his six paid officers and takes you on a tour through an actual police station that was built in 1925. As you wander the museum you can see police vehicles and armored cars, old uniforms and badges, radios, handcuffs and even old firearms. Your kids will have fun trying on a police helmet, sitting on a police motorcycle or climbing into an actual police helicopter. The vehicles on display of are of particular interest, as some date back to the early 1920’s and some still have bullet holes in them from previous use.
Make sure to bring the camera, as you’ll get lots of great photo ops taking pictures of the kids sitting on the motorcycle or at the controls of the helicopter. Plus you can also take photos inside an actual jail cell that was in use when the station itself was still being used. You can also check out the exhibit dedicated to Alice Stebbins Wells, who was the first female officer in the country in 1910.
You are sure to have a fascinating time as you explore the Los Angeles Police Museum, so make sure to start your trip off right. Set out in the 2013 SL-Class Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It’s a great car to enjoy as you venture off to check out another amazing destination in Los Angeles, while you ride in pure Mercedes-Benz luxury.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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