Community Spotlight: The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center
The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center is a fascinating museum that provides the local community with programs to help facilitate learning and personal development. In addition to being a museum that allows the public to learn more about the agency’s past and current law enforcement protocols and public safety efforts, MSPMLC also acts as a learning center that connects law enforcement officers with the community through interactive, educational programs that challenge and uplift students of various ages.
About the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center
The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center (MSPMLC) is a non-profit Chapter 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to provide visitors with interactive exhibits and a learning center that explores the Massachusetts State Police’s rich heritage. While the museum focuses on current community engagement, MSPMLC prides itself on remembering its roots and the museum is one way in which they are able to commemorate the legacy of the officers from the Massachusetts State Police and its former agencies.
Tracing the memory of their officers all the way back to 1909, MSPMLC honors those who risked their lives in service to the local community. However, while the museum offers a way for its visitors to gaze into the past, MSPMLC also understands that the duty of law enforcement is never-ending. A goal of the museum is to provide many outlets and services to not only remember the rich heritage of the community, but to further enrich the lives of those they protect.
Fun and Interactive Youth Programs
The future of any local community will be molded by the youth as they transition from adolescence into adulthood. One of the primary goals of MSPMLC is to ensure that the youth has a place in their community. With numerous interactive exhibits for all ages, the museum allows children and teens to not only engage in fun, hands-on activities, but expand their horizons in and outside of the classroom.
Working with students of various ages from kindergarten through high school, MSPMLC provides STEM-based programs to foster learning and allow students to explore the many diverse career opportunities within criminal justice, public safety, forensics, and law enforcement. From light-hearted programs for younger children, such as reading of children’s books by local authors, to more involved programs for older students that focus on current law enforcement protocols and issues in the news, the learning center at MSPMLC provides a diverse and informational roster of activities for all ages.
Visit MSPMLC Today
Whether young or old, children of all ages can gain a lot of knowledge and awareness from visiting MSPMLC. If you want to learn more about the Massachusetts State Police’s rich heritage, or you are interested in the activities and programs at the learning center, you can visit MSPMLC today or give them a call at (508) 839-0001. You can also reach them through their Facebook and follow the account for updates to museum programs and events.