Vintage Fleet

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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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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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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Motorcycles at the Cleveland Police Museum

By CPHS / 24 April 2023

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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The “Lex”: 1956 Steel Clipper

By CPHS / 16 January 2021

“During its first season, the Lex officers made 15 arrests, most of them for violation of water-skiing regulations. They checked hundreds of boats for safety equipment.” The men “investigate drownings,…

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1974 Bomb Disposal Robot

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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