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

Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm or by appointment

collections

An impressive array of facts, stories, and artifacts.

Collections

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

Museum in a Box

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

Speakers Bureau

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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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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.In 2022, National Police Week will be observed from May 11- 17. As we reflect during this week, it reminds us of the sacrifices our fallen brothers and sisters have made and to honor their heroism and courage. ... See MoreSee Less
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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

Hours

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