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Crime Museum Partners With the Officer Down Memorial Page

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February 15, 2012

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Crime Museum Partners With the Officer Down Memorial Page

Washington, DC – Today, the Crime Museum announced a new partnership with the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. (ODMP), as a new endeavor to honor our nation’s fallen heroes while offering new insight to the public on police statistics.

The Crime Museum and ODMP will collaborate to paint a picture of the danger that law enforcement officers face placing their lives on the line to solve and prevent crime. Starting in March 2012, ODMP will provide the museum with up-to-date police statistics, which will be released in a monthly report for the general public—increasing awareness of police activity and current developments. Data will highlight police death count and officers killed in the line of duty.

"Our partnership with the Officer Down Memorial Page is another exciting way for our museum to serve as an educational resource to the community,” stated Janine Vaccarello, COO of the Crime Museum. “We continue to search for new ways to educate and entertain the public on all things related to law enforcement and crime, and we believe that this relationship with ODMP will help us better complete that mission.”

In tandem with the monthly release of statistics, ODMP is also scheduled to launch a permanent exhibit within the museum in Summer 2012. The exhibit, located in the Fallen Heroes wing of the museum, will include a computer kiosk in which you can look up fallen officers.

"Our partnership with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment is an exciting opportunity for ODMP to integrate the latest Internet technologies into an interactive museum setting,” states ODMP Executive Director Chris Cosgriff. “Our exhibit will educate the general public and future law enforcement officers to the amazing, and all too often tragic, sacrifice that law enforcement officers of all types make on a daily basis. By telling the stories of these fallen heroes, we are preserving their memories and ensuring they live forever."

To view the monthly statistics, visit http://www.odmp.org/reports

About the Crime Museum
The Crime Museum opened its doors in 2008 with a mission to educate and provide guests memorable insight into our Nation’s history of crime and judicial system. The museum examines law enforcement, forensic science, crime scene investigation (CSI) and the consequences of committing a crime. The museum is filled with over 100 interactives and highlights a fundamental commitment to capture the audience through an entertaining and educational experience. The Crime Museum is located on 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit). Learn more at www.crimemuseum.org.

About the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)
ODMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to remembering all fallen law enforcement officers by creating permanent online memorials, providing instant line of duty death notifications, and keeping cop-killers behind bars through its popular No Parole for Cop Killers initiative. With over 4-million unique visitors and 40-million page views annually, it is one of the most visited law enforcement web sites, and is referenced daily by law enforcement officers, leaders, and supporters nationwide. For more information, visit www.ODMP.org.

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