PO Box 1984
% David Hume
Lexington KY 40588
Contact Information
Address PO Box 1984
% David Hume
Lexington, KY 40588
Phone (859) 225-6351
Financial Summary
Mission Statement
The Mission of the Lexington Public Safety Museum is to preserve, collect, record and exhibit the history of the corrections, fire and law enforcement agencies within Fayette County; to serve as an educational museum to promote safety awareness and to be a Memorial for all Public Safety Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Background Statement In May 2004, an article appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader about a proposal to the Mayor’s office by Police Capt. Mark Barnard for a Public Safety Museum.  The article included information on the Memorial Day weekend "Tribute to Heroes Concert" and benefit to kick off fundraising.  In May 5, 2004, a meeting was held at the old courthouse with Ed Houlihan, Commissioners, Chiefs and interested parties to “scope out” the 1stfloor area for a Publc Safety Museum.  On May 30, 2004, there was a Tribute to Heroes Ceremony and Concert at Memorial Coliseum, which was the first official fundraiser for the museum.  On July 6, 2004, the first official organizational meeting of interested parties was held at the old courthouse, with Ed Houlihan and Rob Magrish in attendance.  A Board of Directors was appointed and the acquisition of liability insurance was discussed along with the forming of a 501 C-3 non-profit organization.  On July 23, 2004, the Museum became incorporated.  The Grand Opening of the Lexington Public Safety Museum was held on November 20, 2004.  We have been open ever since!
Impact Statement
Accomplishments from the two past years were a fundraiser that saw the creation of a commemorative badge to be optional wear for the World Equestrian Games sponsored by Alltech held in Lexington from September to October 2010.  The badges were made by the Smith & Warren Company of New York and cost officers $75 each.  We also created a challenge coin to honor Officer Bryan J. Durman who was killed in the Line of Duty on April 29, 2010.  Proceeds from the sale of the challenge coin helped pay for Lexington Police Officers to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial held in Washington D. C. in May 2011.  Our goals for 2012 will be the acquisition of Air Conditioner Units for both sections of our museum and we also need to purchase another de-humidifier.  However, our number one goal is to raise money so we can hire our own permanent employee of the museum.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

The Lexington Public Safety Museum is located in the Lexington History Center on the first floor. The Lexington History Center is also known as the old courthouse. The KY Renaissance Pharmacy Museum is also on the first floor. The Lexington History Museum occupies the second and third floor. The Public Safety Museum is open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The hours are 12 noon until 4 pm. There is no charge for admission to the first floor museums. We are closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, but will open by appointment or during special events by request.


At this time, the museum is divided into five rooms. They are based on a timeline. The first room exhibits items/photos from the 1800’s to the 1930’s. It adjoins the “Fallen Heroes” room, which honors all Public Safety Officers who have died in the line of duty. Down the hallway are three more rooms. The first and second room exhibits items from the 1940’s-1950’s and the third room is from the 1960’s-1970’s. Our first exhibit has been on Public Safety Buildings past andpresent. We have tried to put an emphasis on the different buildings that Public Safety has occupied over the years. This includes showing photos of old Police Departments, Jails and Fire Stations. We are also increasing our photo collection to include vehicles and people. In addition, the museum has other items of interest such as old badges, patches, uniforms, jail keys, photos, fire and police equipment and other memorabilia. 


The museum has gift shop type items for sale as part of the fundraising efforts. These items include die cast police cars, badge pins, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, books, throws or blankets and other items of interest. Polo type shirts are on sale at the museum. 


We have Annual Memberships or a Lifetime Supporter Program. The types of Annual Membershipsare student -$10, individual -$25, family -$50, silver shield -$100, goldshield-$500 and platinum shield- $1000. Our Lifetime Supporters and Members’ names are always on display at the entrance to the museum. Members have the option to switch to a Lifetime Supporter, which is a one-time $250 donation and not be solicited again.

Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Board Chair
Board Chair David S. Hume
Company Affiliation President
Board Members
Steve Ferrell TreasurerVoting
Noland Hill Secretary
Richard Peddicord Volunteer
Mindy Rockwell Volunteer
Rick Willoby Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 50%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Robert Terry
Company Affiliation Vice-President
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director David S. Hume
Term Start July 2004
Email lexpublicsafety@yahoo.com
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 15
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Our goal is to hire a permanent employee, who along with our volunteers will be able to keep the museum open much more often, possible daily in the summer.  Our employee will oversee the day to day operation of the museum
Budget 15,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served General/Unspecified, Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Our main goal now is to fund the Permanent Employee Program where all money raised will be placed in a payroll account so that we may hire an employee and create a local job in 2013.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2012
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2012
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201120102009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$200$250$226
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues$2,150$1,300$3,650
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$965$1,025$975
Administration Expense$3,250$4,120$2,100
Fundraising Expense$9,640$13,178$10,030
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.181.171.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses7%6%7%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue301%586%4438%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$20,138$17,909$14,843
Current Assets$12,338$10,659$8,343
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$20,138$17,909$14,843
Form 990s
2011 990N
2010 990N
2009 990N
2008 990N
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To hire a permanent employee.
Goal $12,000.00
Dates Jan 2012 to Dec 2014
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
Our fundraising expenses are a little high because we buy merchandise to re-sale.  The old saying, "you have to spend money to make money.  This year we will spend approximately $8000 on die cast cars, but when we sell them all, we will make $12,000 with a $4,000 profit.  Half of our income comes from the sale of merchandise.
Foundation Staff Comments
Because this organization files the 990N and has not filed an audit, financial information was submitted by the organization.
Address PO Box 1984
% David Hume
Lexington, KY 40588
Primary Phone 859 225-6351
CEO/Executive Director David S. Hume
Board Chair David S. Hume
Board Chair Company Affiliation President