Honoring Those Who’ve Served

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

We are open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm.
Tours are also available by appointment.

Support Our Fallen Officers Exhibit!

We're honoring the memories of CPD Officers who've made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. You're invited to join us by pledging your support.


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!

Cop Shop

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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Our Vintage Fleet was honored to participate in the 18th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run last weekend.

You still have a chance to see our amazing vintage police car fleet as several upcoming events, including the Big Truck Open House in Avon Lake on 9/21 and the Special Olympics Plane Pull on 9/28.
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Cleveland Police Museum

We thank Trooper Kenneth Velez for his service to the Cleveland area.Trooper Kenneth Velez, Cleveland Metro Post, was fatally struck while conducting traffic enforcement outside of his cruiser on the berm of Interstate 90. The vehicle hit him after swerving toward the berm to avoid another vehicle.

August 23, 1968 - September 15, 2016
Hometown: Lorain
118th Academy Class: November 3, 1989
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The Cleveland Police Historical Society and Museum exists to collect and preserve police history and to use its collection and programs to educate the public and foster mutual understanding and respect between law enforcement and the public.

Cleveland Police Historical Society

1300 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.623.5055


Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm.
Tours are also available by appointment; use our contact form for your request.
Admission is always free
If the Cleveland Municipal School District is closed due to inclement weather, the Museum will be closed as well.

All material on this site is © Cleveland Police Historical Society