The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is the main depository for all historical artifacts from the Seattle Police Department and King County Sheriff’s Office and also displays privately owned artifacts and collections from both agencies. Permanent exhibits include historic photographs, documents, weaponry, uniforms, badges, riot control equipment, nightsticks, restraints, investigative devices, vintage communication equipment, a jail cell, a communications center, and a variety of other cultural and technological displays from both agencies dating back to the late 1800’s.
In addition to the vast historical exhibits for adults, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum recognizes that children need various degrees of interactive activities to maintain their interest. To accomplish this the Police Museum has Children’s Interactive Area in which they can play and try on real police uniforms, hats, helmets, gun belts and even authentic bulletproof vests. If that is not enough, kids can also turn on the real police lights, listen to real time dispatched police calls on the Museum’s vintage police communications console and explore the confines of an authentic jail cell!