The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum is a collection of artifacts and history of more than 100 police agencies in the Cincinnati region. The museum maintains a library, archives and research facility to encourage further study of law enforcement.
The Museum, located at 308 Reading Road, is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7/seniors, $6/children). The all-volunteer staff maintains the museum and its extensive collection. The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum is one of a handful of law enforcement museums in the country and operates without accepting municipal or state taxes.
Your gift will help the Museum operate, maintain its current collection, obtain more artifacts and bring in more people to experience this unique attraction.
If the cumulative gifts to this Cincinnati GIVES initiative reaches $20,000, the Museum will be able to acquire a Firearm Training Simulator (FATS) to allow visitors to experience the last second decision-making police face daily.
The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum includes:
Handsome: Cincinnati's first police K9 and a Twitter star - @Handsome_K9
The Wall of Heroes: Photos and stories of fallen officers from local, state and federal agencies throughout the region.
Extensive Uniform Collection: From Civil War uniforms that were converted into some of the first police uniforms to modern dress uniforms today’s officers wear.
Badge and Patch Collections: Badges and patches from throughout the region, some more than 100 years old.
Firearms Collection: Extensive displays of police sidearms and long barreled weapons.
Foss Hopkins Exhibit: Cincinnati’s Celebrity Criminal Defender exhibit includes murder weapons used by many of his clients.
Gift Shop: From law enforcement books to police-themed toys, the Gift Shop has something for everyone.