Honoring Those Who’ve Served

The Cleveland Police Museum • 1300 Ontario Street • Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • 216.623.5055

Located at the Cleveland Police Headquarters Building, inside the Justice Center in Downtown Cleveland. Open Monday-Friday, 10 am. to 4 pm.

An impressive array of facts, stories, and artifacts.


Our convenient traveling box featuring unique artifacts, documents, and photos.

Museum in a Box

Our Speakers Bureau offers presentations on topics related to the history of the CPD.

Speakers Bureau


Apparel, Accessories, Books, and More!

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Our Collections

Our Museum covers the entire history of the Cleveland Police Department, from its beginnings in the mid-1800s to modern day. From Eliot Ness to the gruesome Torso Murders, we have plenty of interesting displays. To get a peek, click to enter below.

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3 days ago

Cleveland Police Museum

Thursday, April 19, is Eliot Ness's (1903-1957) birthday. Our gift to him is a festival that celebrates the man, not the myth, and a life dedicated to effective and honest law enforcement, public safety and public service (although we're also going to throw in some fun!). We think he'd be pleased . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Cleveland Police Museum

-- Captain Mel J. Massey demonstrates the use of the Remington 12 gauge shotgun
-- Patrolman James C. Burton #748 practices the proper shooting posture at the Grays Armory indoor range on September 28, 1949
-- The 23rd cadet class poses with various weapons at the Cleveland Police Outdoor Range, circa 1946
-- Although women did not perform all aspects of police work until the 1970s, they did prove their ability to handle weapons during training in the 1950s. Policewoman Barbara Yedlick Campbell #3003 demonstrated her proficiency with the Thompson sub-machine gun.
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4 weeks ago

Cleveland Police Museum

Sometimes you do your job, and make history at the same time.Sergeant Stephanie Murphy received the "Game Changer: Women Leveling the Field" Award today from the City of Cleveland for Women's History Month. Sergeant Murphy is the first female sergeant to lead the Motorcycle Unit. Congratulations!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cleveland Police Historical Society

1300 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.623.5055


Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Admission is always free
If the Cleveland Municipal School District is closed due to inclement weather, the Museum will be closed as well.

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