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Baltimore police museum depicts department's 200-year history

Baltimore police museum depicts department's 200-year history

A 170-year-old desk sergeant's logbook, an original Western District cell block and a 1905 collection of mug shots from Northeast Baltimore are among the artifacts on display at a new museum that opened Friday at city police headquarters.

The museum is free and will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in the lobby of the police building at 601 E. Fayette St. The assembled items include police memorabilia, donations from active and retired members, and artifacts on loan from collectors.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said the museum will "broaden the way our community embraces the noble job of a police officer."

"Baltimore police officers are an...

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