Featuring a collection of over 100 items, including badges, uniforms, weapons, historical documents, and video and audio presentations, the Kansas City, Kansas Police Departments Law Enforcement Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Metro. Working with the Wyandotte County Historical Museum years were spent cultivating the collection of unique artifacts and experiences that chronicle the department through its 123-year history.
Items of special interest include: Boston Daniels exhibit, KCKPD’s first black Chief of Police; the original tail from the first, and only helicopter owned by the department; finger printing exhibit which includes prints of Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd taken by KCKPD’s Jack Jenkins in 1929, four years before the notorious Union Station Massacre; and a historical collection of over 50 badges.
The Museum also features a Fallen Officer Memorial Exhibit dedicated to the 20 KCKPD officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Located in a private, partitioned room at the rear of the museum, it includes sensitive material such as crime scene artifacts, personal items and audio recordings of a slain officers' final radio transmissions.
The KCKPD Museum is open to the public for tours the first Friday of every month from 9 AM to 4 PM (excluding holidays) or by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.