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The annual parading of police was once a tradition of pride.  Generally known as inspections, it was an opportunity to parade in dress uniforms for all of the citizens to see.  For the past seven years, the museum has raised up that tradition here in the west with our annual Police Memorial Week Parade.  The event has drawn law enforcement agencies from all across Nevada and California along with restored vintage emergency vehicles all coming together to celebrate the profession while remembering and honoring those officers lost while serving their communities.  It is an event not to be missed.




All 2016 events have been cancelled and the museum is closed.
However, we invite you to join us on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 11:00 to 4:00 for our final open house event, the only public day for the museum before it goes away forever.  




The Seventh Annual Police Memorial Week Parade, presented by the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Virginia City.  The parade begins at 12:00 Noon with pre parade entertainment in downtown Virginia City beginning at 11:00.

The parade is held in honor of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and to celebrate the profession of law enforcement and those dedicated officers protecting their communities day and night across the United States.  All law enforcement agencies, as well as restored emergency vehicle owners, are invited to participate. Parade participants will receive a BBQ lunch at the museum following the parade.  Several awards will be presented to parade participants for various categories.

All law enforcement agencies are welcome and encouraged to participate and may include:

  • Vintage law enforcement vehicles
  • Color Guards
  • Honor Guards
  • Pipes and Drums
  • Mounted Officers
  • Motors
  • K-9 Teams
  • In-service and specialty vehicles

In addition, all vintage emergency vehicle owners are encouraged to participate in the parade and also the Cops & Customs Car Show.  Parade entry is open to:

  • Vintage Police Vehicles
  • Vintage Fire Apparatus
  • Vintage Ambulances

Although we do not charge a registration fee for parade participation, donations to the museum are always appreciated.

Return completed registration forms to:

SSNPOM, PO Box 17051, Reno, NV. 89511

or e-mail to:  Info@peaceofficersmuseum.org.


The Second Annual Cops & Customs Car Show is held in conjunction with the annual Police Memorial Week Parade and related events on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The event is being hosted by the Peace Officers Museum and is open to all classics, hot rods, and vintage emergency vehicles (police, fire, ambulance).

All entered vintage emergency vehicles will also be able to participate in the Police Memorial Week Parade which takes place at 12:00 Noon.  Non emergency vehicles will not be parade participants.

Car Show registration may be made right here through PayPal and is 25.00.  Registration provides the entrant with entry and a BBQ lunch for two persons provided by the museum.   Awards will be presented in these nine classes/categories as well as more to be added for 2016:

Best of Show - Classics and Modified

Best of Show - Vintage Emergency Vehicles

Best Original 1920 - 1949

Best Original 1950 - late model

Best Modified 1920 - 1949

Best Vintage Law Enforcement Vehicle

Best Vintage Ambulance

Best Vintage Fire Apparatus

Best Modified 1950 - late model

People's Choice

Make your registration donation now through our secure PayPal connection below.  Space is limited to no more than 100 entries.

Registration can also be made by sending the information and check to:


PO Box 17051, Reno, NV. 89511

or e-mail to: info@peaceofficersmuseum.org


The Blue Knights of Northern Nevada will hold their Third Annual Memorial Ride on Saturday, May 7th.  The ride will begin at the Nevada LE Officers Memorial on the State Capital grounds in Carson City where riders will register.  The first 100 registered riders will receive a special t-shirt.  Participants will then ride from the Memorial to Virginia City for a special pre-Police Memorial Week Parade procession and gathering to kick off the pre-parade entertainment.  If you prefer two wheels, you want to take part in this event! Register Here!



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