This museum’s mission is to acquire, preserve, display, and promote collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of African American 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 is a full service facility. It displays police memorabilia, artifacts, documents, video, and word-of-mouth stories by the men and women who worked there. It provides a community center for its citizens, a tutorial center, and learning center for children in the City of Miami’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. It created outreach programs for juveniles that live in these neighborhoods. The museum partners with community organizations in the area and develop crime prevention programs, all of which enhance the quality of life for children and families, making our community a better place to live.
- To Maintain this building for its historic value;
- To create a Police Museum to house Police memorabilia;
- To create Outreach Programs for area children such as tutoring, games, and scouting;
- To work with other agencies in the area to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.