Kansas City Police Historical Society
The Kansas City Police Historical Society was founded in October of 2004 as a grassroots effort to preserve the history of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. In May of 2005, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners recognized the Historical Society as the central repository of Kansas City Police history and artifacts. The following month in June 2005, the Historical Society was incorporated with the Secretary of State of Missouri as a Public Charity 170 (B)(1)(A)(VI), fraternal and social organization comprised of law enforcement and civilian employees, both active and retired from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.
The society’s three primary objectives are:
1. To preserve all items and stories of historical significance to the Kansas City Police Department.
2. To educate the public of our long and rich history.
3. To honor those who have served our community as members of the police department throughout history.
We collect, preserve and display items of historical significance concerning the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. We are not a repository of information on employees of the Kansas City Police Department and we are not a genealogy research site.
We hope to achieve these objectives by participating in and promoting a variety of benevolent, charitable, fraternal, patriotic and social activities in and around the Kansas City metropolitan area. In addition, we eulogize former police officers who have made significant contributions to both the police department and community.