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

Due to the coronavirus, the museum is closed until further notice.


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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Cleveland Rocks! The Third District at 2001 Payne as a special visitor one day in 1999 - comedian/actor Drew Carey. Left to right: Henry Steel #1106; Denny with vehicle maintenance; EMS Sam Griggs, EMS Chris Chapin; EMS Rich Abdulla; Drew Carey; Chief Rocco Pollutro (behind Carey); Sgt. Mark Hastings; Commander Dave Regetz; Linda McCaffery #467. With Thomas Stacho #591 and Paul Lazarowcyz #1312 flanking the door.#clevelandpolicemuseum #clevelandpolice ... See MoreSee Less
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Help us identify these officers, who visited with actor/comedian Drew Carey at the 3rd District in the late 1990s. We think we see Henry Steel #1106 on the far left, Lt Joe Krych in the light grey shirt behind Steel, Chief Rocco Pollutro immediately behind Carey, Commander Dave Regetz next to Pollutro, and Denise Reeves #748 on the far right. Who else is in this photo?#clevelandpolicemuseum#clevelandpolice #clevelandrocks ... 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


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.

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