3. Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
After decades of talking about and studying the idea, seven years of formally planning it, and four years of construction and fundraising, almost all by volunteers, in July 2006, the ribbon was cut to formally open the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum.
Full of authentic artifacts from over 150 years of law enforcement, the museum is a time capsule, home to valuable insights into police work past and present.
An all-volunteer staff works diligently and almost daily to obtain, identify, preserve, and interpret more than 10,000 law enforcement artifacts and archives, and to research the history of more than 160 local, township, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies serving some 600 documented communities.