Take a walk through HPD history at the Houston Police Museum

1952 Police Prowler | Photo courtesy of Houston Police Department

Honor those who have served in HPD with exhibits that highlight both accomplishments and sacrifices within the community at the Houston Police Museum.

Located in the first-floor lobby of HPD headquarters at 1200 Travis, the Houston Police Museum provides engaging collections, exhibits, community programs/lectures, volunteer programs, and activities that facilitate communications between the HPD and the community it serves.

Featuring unique displays and a memorial wall honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by those officers that gave their lives in the line of duty, the museum serves as an important historical and informational resource that strives to honor all persons who have served in the Houston Police Department.

Included among the displays are pieces from the Honor Guard, SWAT and Mounted Patrol, badges, uniforms, and other historical artifacts.

Visitors can take a step into the past while checking out a full-size 1952 police car, a gold badge with diamonds and emeralds worn by Houston’s 1910 police chief, a pair of Thompson submachine guns acquired by the force to battle ’30s gangsters, and even a police helicopter mounted on the ceiling.

Click here for a full list of museum and exhibition information.

Building Exterior | Photo courtesy of Houston Police Department

Houston Police Museum

  • Location: 1200 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm; closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Parking: Metered street parking is available in the surrounding area.
  • Admission: No cover
Police Chopper | Photo courtesy of Houston Police Department
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