The Museum’s Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust program, which provides unique leadership and ethics training for law enforcement professionals, has received national recognition from the International Chiefs of Police and the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Program participants are encouraged to examine their profession in a new light. Whether a new recruit, a 10 year veteran, or a unit commander, Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust encourages critical thinking about the role of law enforcement in a pluralistic democracy. The history of the Holocaust and its implications for law enforcement today are examined, focusing on choice, individual responsibility, and maintaining core values.
Program partners include:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Washington (DC) Metropolitan Police Department
- Philadelphia Police Department
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Montgomery County (MD) Police Department
- Prince William County (VA) Police Department
- US Capitol Police
- Prince George's County (MD) Police Department
- Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
- Fairfax County (VA) Police Department
- Baltimore County Police Department
- US Park Police
This program receives valuable ongoing support from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, as well as from numerous other foundations and individuals.