The Hot Sheet

The First Mr. Jingeling

By CPHS / 29 November 2023

Did you know that the very first Mr. Jingeling was a Cleveland Police Officer? Seems that back in the day, many of the department stores in downtown Cleveland used Police…

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Harry Houdini Amazes the Cleveland Police

By CPHS / 15 October 2023

Famous escape artist and illusionist Harry Houdini toured throughout the country during the early 1900s. Frequently billed as the Handcuff King, he was best known for escaping from manacles, handcuffs…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 9

By CPHS / 24 August 2023

In 1921 the Cleveland Plain Dealer introduced to their readers the Cleveland Police Officers assigned the difficult task of directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the city each day.  They…

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Early Electric Traffic Signals in Cleveland

By CPHS / 10 August 2023

Cleveland in the early 1900s was an exciting, thriving, growing and potentially dangerous place. The streets were full of pedestrians, horses, wagons, streetcars and automobiles, which caused traffic jams and…

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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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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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Women in the CPD

By CPHS / 08 March 2023

Women have a long and honorable history of service in the Cleveland Police Department. That service began in 1893 when the Chief Henry Hoehn established the Police Matron’s Service. The…

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