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

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


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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Volunteers needed! Help us share the story of the Cleveland Division of Police with our visitors. Our volunteers give tours and answer questions during the museum's regular hours (Wed and Thurs, 10-2), at special events and for arranged tours. Email us at [email protected] for more informationWe're looking forward to a new year full of visitors!Sgt Pat Reynolds (ret) is an amazing volunteer who helps keep the museum running and, most importantly, gives great tours! Here he is will a group of 3rd graders last fall. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great picture of an unmarked 1949 Ford Fordor and a 1951 or 1952 Ford patrol car at the scene of a robbery at the Cleveland Trust Bank at 9220 Lorain in June 3,1955. The thieves took $50,000.(photo from another FB page shared by Jay Himes) ... 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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