Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum




The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum has an impressive display of the history of law enforcement and artifacts from over 100 law enforcement agencies around the Tri-State area. Among many of the exhibits at the police museum are photos of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, a collection of uniforms from the agencies in the area, weapons used by law enforcement and in murder cases, an old police dispatch unit, a 1965 Harley-Davidson Police motorcycle, and a large collection of badges and shoulder patches from all over the world. There is also an exhibit on the Courthouse riot of 1884 as well as, “Handsome” the first canine of the Cincinnati Police Department. The exterior of the museum is topped off with an ArtWorks mural, which honors the history of law enforcement in the area. Tours are available from many retired and active police officers that volunteer at the museum.

The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum
959 West Eighth Street, Queensgate

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