The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
The sergeants of Cincinnati’s Fifth Police District in 1890: John H. Kiffmeyer, Louis Schmitt, and Edward C. “Doc” Hill. Sergeant Hill was called upon to portray Santa Claus at Christmas.
Retired Cincinnati Lieutenant Steve Kramer is a very knowledgeable docent and currently serves as Museum Director.
Major John Seebohm marched in Police Memorial Parades, in uniform, until his death at 94. He also made the very last call box call at 92.
, Curator, Detective Dic Gross, at the front door, welcomes a special group tour. Special group tours are always welcome and available by appointment.
Our communications display shows how far technology has advanced the methods used to dispatch police, a vital tool in today’s law enforcement community.
Many riots occurred over the years in Cincinnat, but none more deadly than the Courthouse Riot of 1884.
Three of the departments represented in the Museum including the state patrols in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
The Museum houses the largest American Detective Badge collection in the nation; and probably the world.
Display of murder weapons from the personal collection of noted local defense attorney William Foster “Foss” Hopkins.
Were you aware that the Cincinnati Police Department at one time sponsored a team of semi-professional baseball players?