July 8, 2008

Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum

Next we headed to The Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum.

Entering visitors are greeted by what appears to be a stuffed police dog named Handsome who was found as an abandoned puppy and spent 14 years assisting the Cincinnati Police.

Displays include those showing a wide variety of guns used throughout the history of the department...

samples of the uniforms worn throughout the years...

different styles of handcuffs used to restrain the bad guys...
old police station communications equipment...
and lie detection equipment.
This 1965 Harley Davidson Electra Glide was used by the police department of nearby Newport, Kentucky.

Visitors can also learn about notorious criminals in Ohio history such as "Pretty Boy" Floyd and "Machine Gun" Kelly.


To be continued...

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