The Montgomery County Joint Law Enforcement Museum, Inc.
The MCP Alumni Association, joined by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the Montgomery County Police Department, and other local law enforcement agancies is trying to build a museum to collect, catalogue, restore, preserve and display artifacts from every law enforcement agency that served Montgomery County.
But, the county government has prevented us from using vacant space in the Old Brick Courthouse; they want us to pay $3,000 + a month in rent even though we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with very little funding and an all-volunteer staff.
Many other counties and cities already have museums for their police departments. Howard County has one; but we don't. Baltimore City and Maryland State police have museums. D.C. has the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial. Major cities throughout the country have police museums. We don't! Check out these examples:
City of Houston Police Museum:
Tour of the Red Brick Courthouse - The Unoccupied Space We Hoped to Use Free: