Michigan Association of Police

Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Active and retired law enforcement officers have an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents, emphasizing the role of art in their lives and profession by submitting their original works to the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum for consideration for display in the “Officers as Artists: The Creative Expression of Those Who Serve” exhibition.

Entries must authentically reflect the work intended for exhibition, with all artworks being original, and be submitted digitally by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, June 30, 2024. Selected artwork will be on display Police Weekend with a public reception on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024. The exhibition opens Sept. 26, 2024 and runs through Aug. 30, 2025.

“As we embark on this unique exhibition celebrating the artistic talents of law enforcement officers, we recognize the profound impact of art in unveiling the individual stories and experiences of these dedicated professionals,” said Thomas Canavan, Executive Director of the Museum. “We invite law enforcement officers from across the country to share their unique artistic voices in this special exhibition, showcasing the diverse talents within their community.”

This platform offers officers the opportunity to display their creativity publicly and delve into the integral role art plays in their individual and professional lives. Upon submission, artists agree to grant National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) permission to use their images for promotional purposes.

Artists whose work is selected for the exhibition will be notified by Friday, Aug. 2 and accepted works must be delivered to the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024. Late entries will not be accepted and all artworks must be labeled with the artist's name and piece title.

Artists may submit their piece in either the Two-Dimensional or Three-Dimensional Artwork category and artwork must be ready for display. NLEOMF staff retains the right to exclude items not adequately prepared and will determine the placement of artwork. All exhibited art must remain on display through the end of the exhibition.

Please submit digital image entries – which must not exceed 4MB each – by clicking here for the online platform, which includes submission details.

For inquiries and submissions, please contact Lauren Sydney by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..