Honoring Those Who’ve Served

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

New hours will be announced when we open at our next location.

We're here. But we're between homes.

We’re in the process of moving to our new facility. Watch this space for an announcement for our re-opening. In the meantime, enjoy our website!

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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1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

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The Cleveland Police Museum took delivery today of the hardware for the first of two new exhibits that will be available for inspection on a limited basis while our new gallery is being created.

This interactive exhibit is dedicated to every Cleveland Police Officer who has died in the line of duty. Each Officer has his own page that includes a photo, biography and short story. A touch screen monitor allows visitors to search by name or date.

A second exhibit that is focused on the Glenville Riot will be installed in late June or early July
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"A Riot Goin' On" is a 2010 half-hour episode of the Emmy-winning Doris O'Donell's Cleveland TV series. In honor of the sacrifice CPD officers made during the turbulent 1960s, and told through the eyes of veteran reporter Doris O'Donnell, we are releasing a web version of this look at several Cleveland riots of the time, with a focus on what's become known as "The Glenville Shootout." ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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The finishing touches on a new interactive exhibit at The Cleveland Police Museum for Police Week next week. This exhibit will honor the fallen officers for the Cleveland Police Department while educating visitors about their final call to duty. It has truly been an honor to work this piece.
Exhibit: Benchmark
Multimedia & Design: Impact Communications
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Cleveland Police Historical Society

1300 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.623.5055


New hours will be announced when we open at our new location.
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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