Our Mission

The mission of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum is to acquire, preserve, display, and promote collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of Black history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black Police Officers in Overtown, as they served during the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. The museum displays police memorabilia, artifacts, documents, video, and word-of-mouth stories by the men and women who worked there.

Community Impact

The museum serves as a community center for our neighbors, as well as a tutorial center, and a learning space for children in the City of Miami’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. The museum partners with community organizations in the area and develop outreach programs and crime prevention programs, all of which enhance the quality of life for children and families, making our community a better place to live.