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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Fire On The Water

An exciting graphic novel, Fire On The Water is based on the real life story of Garrett A. Morgan, his brother Frank, the invention of the gas mask and their heroic actions at the tragedy of the Five Mile Crib tunnel disaster under Lake Erie in 1916. This book, by Author Scott MacGregor and Illustrator Gary Dumm, is an extremely interesting and fun read for adults and kids alike. Published in a comic book format it tells an exciting story about heroes and villains but most importantly about family and determination.

The book is available at neighborhood libraries, local bookstores and online.
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It's National Women in Law Enforcement Day!

"Police Women" taken August 31, 1936 by the Goldman Studios. The women in the photograph are identified on the back as: Front row, l-r, Cecelia Heidmiger, Nelle Hackney, Rose Laskowski, Helen Hollmer, Hazel Witt, Emma Schuller, Genevieve O'Donnell, Virginia Houston. Back row, l-r, Helen Kormendy, Wilma Neubecker, Mercedes Hurley, Cecelia Piotrowski, Agnes Kennedy, Marion Smith, Mary Fletcher, Coletta McCready.
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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