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.

The museum is closed from Dec 24 - Feb 1.
Tours are also available by appointment.

The Cleveland Police Museum is closed for Thanksgiving

We are closed this week and will re-open on Wednesday, December 4.


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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From the Concern of Police Survivors Organization:

Hello to all our law enforcement friends!

We hope you were able to spend some quality time with your friends and family over the holidays. The celebration continues this week as C.O.P.S. gears up for the 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th! This day was created for YOU, the unsung heroes who work tirelessly day in and day out for an all too often thankless job.

We want you to know we SEE you! We SUPPORT you! We THANK you for every sacrifice you and your family make in return for the safety of ours.

In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we are including the video below as a special thank you from a few of America's law enforcement survivors.

On behalf of the C.O.P.S. National Board, Staff and entire membership, THANK YOU for your service! Stay safe always.

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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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