Portland Police Historical Society
At the Museum:
The Portland Police Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits. Permanent exhibits include:
  • Early arrest records
  • Meeting notes from the First Meeting of the Police Commission, 1870
  • Historic photos
  • Morfax bomb removal robot
  • Historic badge, patch, uniform and gun collections
The Museum also features interactive exhibits, such as:
  • Authentic Portland Police uniforms to try-on
  • Original jail cell from St. John’s Police station
  • Authentic 1969 Harley Davidson motorcycle and sidecar (Have a seat, and get a picture!)
  • One of the original McGruff the Crime Dog!™
During your visit, don’t forget to visit the Museum Store, and pick up Portland Police apparel, gifts and collectables!

The Museum is located on the first floor of the Justice Center, at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, between SW Madison Street and SW Main Street.

10:00am to 3:00pm, Tuesday to Friday

Admission is always free.

Please call ahead with groups greater than 6 people. Tours of the Forensics lab, and Mounted Patrol Units are also available, and can be scheduled by contacting those groups directly.
·       Museum: 503-823-0019
·       Forensics: 503-823-0721
·       Mounted Patrol: 503-823-2100 (MPU Tours on Thursdays, only)

Tri-Met buses on 5th and 6th Avenues, Max stops 3 & 4 blocks north.

Metered street parking is available throughout downtown Portland. Smart Park garage parking is available across the intersection from the Museum. The garage entrance is on SW Jefferson, between SW 1st and SW 2nd Avenues. Unfortunately, Smart Park does not accept validation from the Museum. We are not able to validate parking.