Welcome to the American Peace Officer.  This site pays tribute to what was once the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum in Virginia City, Nevada. This site will continue to exist to preserve what was the museum, but in the virtual world.  If you visited the museum in Virginia City, Nevada, you will enjoy familiar features from the museum.  If you had not had that opportunity, you will enjoy your quick online tour of this wonderful museum of the past.  Please check back in the future as this site is further developed to completion of the virtual museum as it is far from complete.

The effort to bring the actual physical museum to the public began in 2007 and was opened to the public in 2009.  After seven years in operation and all the time seeking to secure strong support to find sustainability for the future, we have discovered that support has been minimal.  We want to thank all of those who have stepped up to support us financially, by sharing our story with others, and through sharing of artifacts as well.  

This site is currently under. construction.  Look bak often as the site is refined to share much more of the museum's historical exhibits.


There is No Higher Calling Than That of a Peace Officer


These items have been recently added to this website.  Look back often for new historical items as the page expands coverage of keeping the peace in America.






Of particular interest is any vintage items from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno Police Department, and all other Nevada law enforcement agencies.  Do you have something that you would like to sell?  Use the contact page to let me know about it.

Law enforcement is a tough profession, frankly one of the toughest there is.  Cops don't get the opportunity to deal with good things very often but the demands focus on the bad, sad, and distasteful in life.

But take a moment to see what someone having grown up and having worked within the profession has created by following this link to her webpage.  It is truly inspiring to say the least.  Enjoy, and support her efforts if so driven.  I think you will be.



Thanks for visiting the American Peace Officer.  I receive a great deal of interest in our American Peace Officer logo and am asked often if it is available for sale on items.  The answer is YES, it is available with a few variations as well as several other items you just may find fun.  The link below will take you to our store, AmericanBlueLine, where you will find many custom items available.  The sale of these items funds the ongoing maintenance of this site.  Thank you for looking.