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Alcatraz East Crime Museum – National Police Week
During National Police Week, May 15-21, 2022, visitors who work in law enforcement will receive discounted admission rates.
All visitors in May can learn about law enforcement animals and get a chance to meet K9s and horses who work in the field. Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be recognizing law enforcement animals throughout the month.
In its third and final year, the temporary Tennessee Bureau of Investigation exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum features information and artifacts about the Bureau’s K9s in addition to other aspects of their work. The exhibit features a leash and collar from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s first accelerant detection K9, Faith.
Many animals play a role in law enforcement agencies across the country. The most common one is the K9 officer. The most common breeds trained for law enforcement include German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherds. Bloodhounds are becoming more common for search and rescue as they are some of the best dogs for tracking. While they are not used as much anymore, mounted officers on horses are still used in certain situations, such as crowd control.
During the month of May 2022, visitors to Alcatraz East Crime Museum can look forward to several events, including:
- May 6: Sevier County Sheriff will visit and bring with them two K9s. 10am – Noon
- May 13: Two Tennessee Bureau of Investigation K9s and their handlers will visit. 10am – Noon
- May 27: Blount County Mounted Unit will be bringing horses for a visit. 10 am – Noon
- During each of the above events, McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance
- Periodic fingerprinting and prison tattoo interactive labs and demonstrations
- Discounted tickets for all those in law enforcement during National Police Week