The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”




The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum and Historical Society is a 501(c) (3)tax-exempt entity dependent upon voluntary charitable gifts and grants.  Please consider giving tax-deductible monetary gifts, artifacts, records, or reports.

The The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum is incorporated and registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means any financial support or donated property is tax-deductible. We issue receipts for all donations, including anonymous donations.



  • Role of Honor -We are looking for 1000 active and retired law enforcement employees and friends to support our Roll of Honor campaign by pledging to donate an average of $100 a year (less than 20¢ a day after taxes) for ten years.Donations can be made periodically or in full and by various methods including Credit Union account transfers, electronic checks, cash, checks, PayPal, etc.Please download a Roll of Honor application, complete it, and mail it to the Museum.We are, of course, accepting applications for 5K Roll of Honor, equivalent to a cup of coffee a day, $500 a year, and $5000 in ten years.We have signed up a couple of 10K Roll of Honorees and one 25K Roll of Honoree!Please contact CinPD SGT William T. Beuke RET at for more information.


  • Check or Money Order
    Mail checks or money orders to:
    Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society
    308 Reading Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • Credit Card via PayPal
    Click on the Donate button.


  • Kroger Community Rewards* –  is a way for you to donate to the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society (GCPHS) without spending a dime! There is no cost to you and the program will not alter your point balance or take away any of the perks you currently receive as a Kroger Plus Card member. If you sign-up and designate GCPHS as your partner, each time you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger simply makes a financial donation to GCPHS.To enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and do not have Kroger Account, go to Step 1. If you already have a Kroger account, or are re-enrolling, or are changing your designation to GCPHS, skip to step 2:
    1. Go to and click Create An Account. Follow the prompts to register. After creating your account you will receive confirmation e-mail. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to complete your registration.
    2. Once registered, go to, sign in, and click Enroll Now.
    3. When you get to the “Find Your Organization ” section, enter either our organization name ” Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society ” or our organization ID # HN610 and click on the Search icon, then click on ENROLL. Next time you shop, check the bottom of your receipt for the phrase “At your request, Kroger is donating to Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.”*KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – If you thought you were signed up for Kroger Rewards in the past, please note that Kroger requires people to re-enroll periodically


  • Amazon Smile – You shop. Amazon gives.
    Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.Support the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum  by starting your shopping at


  • Other Opportunities – Our Treasurer at can discuss with you transfers stock; including the the Museum in your will; purchasing insurance with the Museum as the beneficiary; transfer of property; etc.


Artifacts and Archives:

There is no better way to share the rich heritage of law enforcement officers with the community and your future generations than to donate or loan your treasures to the Museum.


Bring them to the Museum, call 513-300-3664, or contact or



  • Artifacts – We accept artifacts from any of the more than 150 law enforcement agencies serving the communities in Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Dearborn, Hamilton, Kenton, and Warren Counties of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  These may include badges, medals, awards, uniform parts, sidearms and other weapons, police vehicles and accessirues, tools, and much more.
  • Photographs and Images – Photographs, tin-types, postcards, and other images are a tremendous source of history and information and very often the source of most interest in the Museum.   We accept donations or short term loans for purposes of replication.
  • Records and Reports – Papers, reports, and documents such as old policies, procedures, staff reports, annual and monthly publications, patrol officers’ and detective’s notebooks, police blotters, commemorative memorials, etc. are our best source of definitive history and information.


You probably would not be surprised at the fun a bunch of law enforcement employees have in every endeavor. You might be surprised at the number of opportunities we have for you to partake in that fun. The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society is always looking for volunteers. We need help – lots of help – and working the Desk and as Docents at the Museum are just two of them. We need a whole array of talent to keep the Museum and Society functioning at a high rate.  Read more . . .