The Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum is located in the 1925 Highland Park Police Station, which has been salvaged and restored to its original Renaissance Revival style and, today, is a registered National Historic landmark. Opened in 2001, the museum shares the rich history of the LAPD from its beginnings in 1869 to the 21st century.
Visitors can tour the station, which showcases private collections and historical memorabilia dating back to the late 1800s, and use their own cameras to create “Booking Photos” of their favorite ‘crook’ in the historic jail. Outdoors, visitors of all ages – from toddlers to senior citizens – can climb into a retired police helicopter…and even try on police gear.
This year, the museum will also pay tribute to the first policewoman in the United States – Alice Stebbins Wells, who joined the LAPD on September 12, 1910. John Buntin, bestselling author of LA Noir (and LAVA Visionary), will also be on hand to celebrate Museums of the Arroyo Day.