NLEOMF secures landmark financing to build new museum

museum-exteriorThe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has secured tax-exempt bond financing to build the first national museum to tell the story of American law enforcement. Museum construction will commence in February, with an opening expected in mid-2018.

The Museum was authorized by the U.S. Congress and will be built in historic Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the existing National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The $103,130,000 of the Series 2016 Revenue Bonds were issued through the District of Columbia under the DC Revenue Bond Program.

The NLEOMF has set a goal of raising an additional $25 million over the next several years to help sustain the Museum’s operating and maintenance costs, and to help retire some of the tax-exempt bonds that have been sold to construct the Museum.