Guns, Billy clubs and badges

Akron Police Museum
217 S High St # 402
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 375-2390

Sorry, again, for the late post.

Luckily I’ve only had to venture into the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center once before to pay a parking ticket. This trip was purely for an exploration of our city’s law enforcement history. Not exactly the most luxurious of the Akron-area galleries, the Akron Police Museum is a multi-chambered single-room exhibit full of weapons, uniforms, photos, and polygraph machines dating back to the 19th century.

Admission is free, but hours are limited to Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please call first to make sure someone is there to open the museum for you. The first time I arrived I was told to wait until there was an available police escort to open the facilities. Make sure to leave any knives, firearms, or weapons at home, because you must walk through an airport-style metal-detector before entering the lobby. Make your way to the Community Relations Office on the fourth floor and they’ll take you to the mezzanine level where you will find the exhibit.

Sorry I don’t have a photo. The facilities were closed when I had my camera. Maybe I’ll post one later.


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