Kansas City’s Finest

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

The long and colorful history of the Kansas City Police Department is examined in this exhibit featuring images from the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (All day)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 (All day) @ Central Library

Established in 1874, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has for 138 years protected our citizens while keeping abreast of changes in criminology, transportation, technology, and society. This long and colorful history is examined in a new exhibit, Kansas City’s Finest.

The display – featuring materials from the Kansas City Police Historical Society now preserved as part of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections – covers many aspects of the department’s history: outreach, diversity, technology, and the continuing emphasis on law enforcement.