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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We're working on new exhibits for the museum and ran across this gem. Here's Euclid and E. 9th, with a new traffic signal located in the tower in the middle of the intersection. Cars, trucks, horses, streetcars and pedestrians all trying to cross at the same time! ... See MoreSee Less

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James Badal, a Cleveland Police Historical Society and Museum trustee, wrote THE book on the Torso murders. Now, he's written about another tragedy in Cleveland's history, the Collinwood School fire.NOW AVAILABLE!
"The Collinwood Tragedy: The Story of the Worst School Fire in American History" by James Jessen Badal.

“'The Collinwood Tragedy' is a meticulously researched, clearly rendered narrative of a horrific event that will appeal to not only historical researchers and history buffs, but to general readers as well.”
—Ron Rozelle, author of "My Boys and Girls Are in There: The 1937 New London School Explosion"
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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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