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1978 Ford LTD – Car 611

By CPHS / 05 June 2023

From 1972-1978, the National Highway Safety Department conducted an experiment with a lime green paint, known as “Safety Green.” The goal was to increase the visibility of safety vehicles (police…

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Heroes Roll Call: Our June Heroes

By CPHS / 01 June 2023

The Cleveland Police Museum in honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch. These officers made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting…

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Cleveland Police Ambulance Service

By CPHS / 31 May 2023

The first emergency motor patrol wagon in Cleveland was purchased in May of 1911 and assigned to the 11th Precinct.  It was an 80-horsepower, four cylinder Peerless fitted with a…

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1940 International Emergency Mobile Patrol

By CPHS / 29 May 2023

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on November 27, 1938 the International Harvester Company delivered “…twelve lightweight, speedy units with panel bodies to be used as combination ambulances and patrol…

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2023 Vintage First Responder Vehicle Show

By CPHS / 19 May 2023

2023 Vintage First Responder Vehicle ShowSaturday, June 1010am – 3pmJustice Center Plaza – 1300 Ontario Street, Cleveland The Cleveland Police Museum and the Western Reserve Fire Museum are hosting a…

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National Police Week

By CPHS / 15 May 2023

Police officers and the community they served have honored fallen officers since the earliest days of official police departments in the United States but it wasn’t until 1962 that a…

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1949 FORD FORDOR – CAR 313

By CPHS / 08 May 2023

From 1949-1952, the Ford Fordor became the vehicle of choice for police departments across the country. It was considered a state of the art test bed for the unique advancements…

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