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.

Announcing our new exhibit: The Tragedy of Glenville

Open House on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 12 noon to 8 pm

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.

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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With the September 30, 2018 passing of our good friend and supporter Ed Kovacic, we’d like to pay tribute to his notable tenure as police chief in our fair city by sharing what amounts to a small part of of the many hours we have of interviews with the chief since 2003. In this clip from 2013, the Chief talks for 27 minutes straight, non-stop, with perfect elocution in storyteller fashion, about his personal experiences with gangster Danny Greene. In the clip you’ll see everything you’ve ever liked about Chief Kovacic: his warm humor, a serious understanding of the dangers out there, compassion for & interest in people, an encyclopedic knowledge of his city, no hesitation in expressing himself — and an amazing legacy of service that brings nothing but honor to Cleveland and the Cleveland Police Department.With the September 30, 2018 passing of our good friend and supporter Ed Kovacic, we’d like to pay tribute to his notable tenure as police chief in our fair… ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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REST IN PEACE

Edward P. Kovacic, Badge Number 700; Appointed 09/01/1959; Retired as Captain 03/29/1985; Appointed Chief of Police 01/01/1990; Retired as Chief 12/31/1993; End of Watch 09/30/2018.
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4 weeks ago

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THEN AND NOW

Pictured is the south west portion of the Cleveland Police Headquarters Building lobby in 1975, just before it opened to the public. The current photos below show the new site of the Cleveland Police Museum. We have re-opened and the public is invited stop in and visit. Current hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM to 2PM. Private tours may be arranged by sending an email to [email protected]
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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