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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Commando, our favorite horse at the Cleveland Police Museum!#clevelandpolicemuseum ... See MoreSee Less
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Artifact Spotlight: Wanted poster for Anthony LiberatoreLearn more in the comments below.Our museum interprets the history of Cleveland and the Cleveland Police through artifacts and documents generously donated to our collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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The following Cleveland Police Officers Made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their CountryKilled In Action During World War II:Marcus Segan, #312, entered the Department August 16, 1943. Less than a month later he joined the Army. On October 7, 1944, while fighting in Holland, he was killed in action. He was the first Cleveland police officer to die in World War II.Appointed: 08/16/1943Five weeks later on November 15, 1944, former Patrolman John T. Blaskovic # 1092 died in France as a result of critical wounds he suffered several days earlier.Appointed: 03/01/1944On January 28, 1945, Thomas J. Mackin # 228 died in France as the result of a fractured skill sustained in an accident.Appointed: 01/03/1944On April 27, 1945, Harold C. Carroll # 1016 was killed when the destroyer he served aboard was badly damaged by a Kamikaze Airplane off the island of Okinawa.Appointed: 03/21/1938Killed In Action During World War IGeorge E. Nadsady # 714 was killed in action fighting in France on 11/08/1918. Appointed: 02/01/1917 ... See MoreSee Less
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Artifact spotlight: Sometimes we receive some pretty odd donations! But each donation helps us tell the story of the men and women who protect and serve our community.Below is a bathroom stall latch from the old Central Station at 21st and Payne, saved from the dumpster by Patrolman James Brindza #630 during renovations on the building many years ago. ... 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.

All material on this site is © Cleveland Police Historical Society