The Hot Sheet

Cleveland Air Police

By CPHS / 06 September 2021

The National Air Races began in 1920 and the first Pulitzer Trophy race was held at Cleveland Airport in 1929.  This event helped make the races a major American event…

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The Cleveland Police Tow Unit

By CPHS / 12 July 2021

How It Started: A History Of Towing And Tow Trucks Desperate times call for desperate measures. The year was 1916. Ernest Holmes, a mechanic from Chattanooga, Tennessee, had to face…

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The Auto Bureau

By CPHS / 24 May 2021

The Cleveland Police Department has a long history of pursuing auto thieves and recovering stolen vehicles. As early as 1920, newspaper reports tell of detectives cooperating with police departments as…

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