Dayton Metropolitan Police Exhibit
Dayton Police History Foundation, ever-dedicated to the preservation of our local police past, sponsored the six-month exhibit, Patrolling the Streets of Dayton, at Carillon Historical Park in 2008. Attendance records were not kept but park officials know the exhibit was visited by 20,000 children, making it a community success by DPHF's measure. When it closed, there remained a desire to keep the history alive!
In years since, the interest in the story of local law enforcement has manifested in publications, presentations, smaller exhibits, and even film accounts. The time has come to bring back together the police artifacts, intriguing photographs and compelling stories that were dispersed in 2008.
It is time for Dayton police history to be reintroduced in a permanent setting!