Las Vegas’ Mob Museum unveils several new high-tech exhibits
February 19, 2018 9:50 AM
by Robert Mann
Downtown Las Vegas’ Mob Museum has unveiled several new high-tech exhibits exploring law enforcement methods of identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting criminals, now placing visitors in the shoes of law enforcement officers.
Visitors engage in an intensive training session using both digital and live role-playing scenarios that demonstrate the speed and complexity of use of force decisions. Related exhibits examine an array of factors that influence law enforcement responses to real or perceived threats, with a particular focus on the use of deadly force.
The new exhibits are part of the “Use of Force Training Experience,” placing visitors in shoot/don’t shoot scenarios of the type that law enforcement officers face; an interactive “Organized Crime Today” exhibit that explores the evolving nature of organized crime; and the “Crime Lab Experience,” a hands-on exhibit that examines the intersection of science and crime fighting.
The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in addition to the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes. The museum is located on Stewart Avenue, two blocks north of Fremont Street, the main thoroughfare of the downtown casino district.