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Cleveland Police Museum The history of the men and women of the Cleveland Division of Police - Our Story, Our Way.
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The Cleveland Police Historical Society exists to collect and preserve Cleveland’s significant police history, and to use its collections and programs to interpret police history to foster mutual understanding and respect between law enforcement officers and the public.

2001 Crown Victoria - Cleveland Heights Cruiser  #1103
09/30/2023

2001 Crown Victoria - Cleveland Heights Cruiser #1103

The Cleveland Police Museum was honored to receive Cruiser #1103 from the Cleveland Heights Police Department as an addition to our Vintage Fleet. Cruiser #1103 was driven by Investigator Jason West, who died in the line of duty on May 26, 2007. The CHPD donated the car in memory of Investigator Wes...

Our Vintage Fleet will be in Cleveland Heights on Sunday, October 1 for the Officer Jason D. West Memorial Fund event, s...
09/29/2023

Our Vintage Fleet will be in Cleveland Heights on Sunday, October 1 for the Officer Jason D. West Memorial Fund event, starting at 9am until 3pm. The event follows the Happy 5K and will be at the Tavern Company, located at 2299 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Featured at the event will be the newest addition to the Vintage Fleet - Cleveland Heights Cruiser #1103, which was driven by Investigator West, who died in the line of duty on May 26, 2007. CHPD donated Cruiser #1103 in honor of Investigator West as well as Officer Thomas Patton (EOW March 13, 2010).

09/28/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch.

Our Vintage Fleet is helping the Ohio State Highway Patrol celebrate it's 90th Anniversary this summer.  You have a few ...
09/21/2023

Our Vintage Fleet is helping the Ohio State Highway Patrol celebrate it's 90th Anniversary this summer. You have a few more chances to see them at the following events:
- Sept 30 at the Wooster Post Open House or the Elyria Open House
- Oct 6 at the Akron Post Open House
- Oct 21 at the Canton Post Open House
- Nov 22 at the Vermilion Valley Service Plaza Customer Appreciation Event

Shondor Birns: A Look Into the Mobster's Life and Gruesome Death
09/18/2023

Shondor Birns: A Look Into the Mobster's Life and Gruesome Death

Cleveland maintained a substantial underground crime network for much of the 20th century. Home to ambitious and often violent mobsters, the Greater Cleveland area witnessed countless conflicts over various forms of organized crime. One such form, known as the “numbers game,” yielded high profit...

The Vintage Fleet at the 2023 Cleveland Heroes Run in West Park.
09/17/2023

The Vintage Fleet at the 2023 Cleveland Heroes Run in West Park.

Visit our Vintage Fleet in Crestline today from 9am - 3pm
09/16/2023

Visit our Vintage Fleet in Crestline today from 9am - 3pm

Visit our Vintage Fleet at the 10th Annual Classic Car Show in Plymouth, OH on Saturday, September 16 from 9am - 2pm.
09/14/2023

Visit our Vintage Fleet at the 10th Annual Classic Car Show in Plymouth, OH on Saturday, September 16 from 9am - 2pm.

Thank you for your service.
09/12/2023

Thank you for your service.

East Siders - check out our Vintage Fleet at the NORTHCOAST MUSTANG AND ALL FORD CLUB CAR SHOW on tonight Sept 12 from 5...
09/12/2023

East Siders - check out our Vintage Fleet at the NORTHCOAST MUSTANG AND ALL FORD CLUB CAR SHOW on tonight Sept 12 from 5-8 at 8880 Lakeshore Boulevard Mentor, Ohio 44060

Never Forget09-11-2001All Gave Some, Some Gave All
09/10/2023

Never Forget
09-11-2001
All Gave Some, Some Gave All

It's Navy Week in Cleveland!  We were happy to host a group of sailors, some who serve on the USS Cleveland, as they exp...
09/08/2023

It's Navy Week in Cleveland! We were happy to host a group of sailors, some who serve on the USS Cleveland, as they explore our great city

09/04/2023
09/03/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch James M. Skernivitz was born and raised in the Slavic Village neighborhood of the City of Cleveland.  He was appointed a Cleveland Police Officer on February 17, 1998, achievin...

09/02/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.

09/01/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum in honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. These officers made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving the City of Cleveland. Learn their stories at www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/heroes

08/31/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. After knocking and announcing their presence, the suspect briefly opened the door, and then immediately closed it. As Patrol Officer Schroeder used the battering ram to gain....

Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 9
08/24/2023

Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 9

In 1921 the Cleveland Plain Dealer introduced to their readers the Cleveland Police Officers assigned the difficult task of directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the city each day.  They featured a photograph and brief personal information of 76 Officers who were referred to as “Corner Me...

Early Electric Traffic Signals in Cleveland
08/10/2023

Early Electric Traffic Signals in Cleveland

Cleveland in the early 1900s was an exciting, thriving, growing and potentially dangerous place. The streets were full of pedestrians, horses, wagons, streetcars and automobiles, which caused traffic jams and many accidents. Police officers regularly helped control the flow of traffic from their pos...

08/05/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.

08/01/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum in honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. These officers made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving the City of Cleveland. Learn their stories at www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/heroes

https://www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/historical/we-must-never-forget/
07/23/2023

https://www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/historical/we-must-never-forget/

On July 23rd, 1968, three Cleveland Police Officers and one civilian “Good Samaritan” gave their lives protecting the residents of Cleveland.  Twelve other Officers and a Police Tow Truck Driver were wounded and one of the Officers remained paralyzed and ultimately died of his wounds years late...

07/23/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.

07/23/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.

07/23/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Leroy Jones was appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on August 16, 1946 and assigned to the 3rd District. He served four years in the Marine Corps before joining the fo...

Glenville, Cleveland’s Bloodiest Day,   As Seen Through The Eyes of a 15 Year Old
07/21/2023

Glenville, Cleveland’s Bloodiest Day, As Seen Through The Eyes of a 15 Year Old

On July 23rd, 1968 the Cleveland Division of Police suffered it’s bloodiest day. Three Cleveland Police Officers and one civilian “Good Samaritan” gave their lives protecting the residents of Cleveland. Thirteen other Officers and a Police Tow Truck Driver were wounded, and one Officer remaine...

Visit our Vintage Fleet this weekend!  They'll be at the Ohio Highway Patrol opening house on Friday from 10-2 and at th...
07/19/2023

Visit our Vintage Fleet this weekend! They'll be at the Ohio Highway Patrol opening house on Friday from 10-2 and at the Medina Car show on Saturday from 3-8.

Vintage Fleet: 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28
07/13/2023

Vintage Fleet: 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28

This 1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z28 features a hard top and a 5.7 liter tuned port injection V-8 engine. This is one of the first cars to feature electronic fuel injection. Car #2064 is a replica of a car that was marked and used as an Ohio State Highway Patrol Car in the 1990’s after being…

The Cleveland Police Museum is growing its collections by adding artifacts that tell the story of women who served with ...
07/10/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is growing its collections by adding artifacts that tell the story of women who served with the Cleveland Division of Police. Recently, we received two significant donations that help us further that mission.

An anonymous officer donated equipment and uniforms that she used throughout her 32 year career, including her bullet proof vests and her CPPA softball uniform. And the sister of Marjorie Smith Higgins #554 gifted certificates, metals and other items related to her Officer Higgins service. Officer Higgins joined the force in 1989, when she was 47 years old!

We appreciate these gifts, which will help us give a more complete history of the Cleveland Police.

07/06/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch The Nguyen family arrived in the United States in 1975, settling in the Cleveland area.  Vu X. Nguyen graduated from Lakewood High School and attended Ohio State University for...

Catch the Cleveland Police Museum Vintage Fleet at the Ashland Downtown Dream Cruise Car Show this Saturday, July 8. The...
07/06/2023

Catch the Cleveland Police Museum Vintage Fleet at the Ashland Downtown Dream Cruise Car Show this Saturday, July 8. They'll be onsite from 8am - 3pm.

07/03/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Edward W.  Murray, a thirty-two year veteran of the police department at the time of his death, was appointed a Patrolman on August 16, 1943.  He was off duty at 11:45 p.m., ...

07/03/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum honors our fallen officers by telling their stories on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Desmond Sherry joined the Cleveland Police Department on February 20, 1973. He spent much of his career at the 6th District and moved to the vice squad in 1978.  He and his part...

07/01/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch. Detective Robert Clark was survived by his wife Cathy and three children, Melissa age 8, Alaina age 6, and Robbie Jr. age 3.  Services were held at Our Lady of Angels Church o...

The Cleveland Police Museum announces Summer Saturdays! In addition to our regular hours, the museum will be open on Sat...
06/28/2023

The Cleveland Police Museum announces Summer Saturdays! In addition to our regular hours, the museum will be open on Saturday July 8 and Saturday August 12 from 10am - 2pm.

Check out our latest exhibit on the Torso Murders of Kingsbury Run

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Cleveland, OH
44113

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Thursday 10am - 2pm

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