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1973 AMC Ambassador Patrol Car

By CPHS / 22 June 2019

In April of 1973, Chief Gerald Rademaker implemented a new crime fighting unit called the Impact Task Force.  Consisting of 120 seasoned veteran officers, the Impact Unit “…will provide an…

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1974 Bomb Disposal Robot – “Leroy”

By CPHS / 21 June 2019

The Cleveland Police Bomb Squad deployed it’s 1974 Wheelbarrow RCV Bomb Disposal Robot for many missions of bomb recovery and disposal.  This unit was originally designed and manufactured in England…

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Motorcycles at the Cleveland Police Museum

By CPHS / 16 June 2019

In 1910, motorcycles were added to the Cleveland Police Department fleet to help officers cope more efficiently with traffic and emergency situations. Over the years, those early motorcycles were replaced…

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1949 FORD FORDOR – CAR 313

By CPHS / 14 June 2019

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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1978 Ford LTD – Car 611

By CPHS / 12 June 2019

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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