The Hot Sheet

Cleveland Police Training: 1954 to 1974

02 August 2021

Formal training for Cleveland Police Officers can be traced back to 1914, when the first “police school” was established at the Eighth Precinct Headquarters.  Part One of this series describes…

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Heroes Roll Call: Our August Heroes

01 August 2021

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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WE MUST NEVER FORGET

22 July 2021

On July 23rd, 1968, three Cleveland Police Officers and one civilian “Good Samaritan” gave their lives protecting the residents of Cleveland.  Twelve other Officers and a Police Tow Truck Driver…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 4

19 July 2021

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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The Cleveland Police Tow Unit

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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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 3

28 June 2021

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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Artifact Spotlight: Big Band behind bars

21 June 2021

The Cleveland Police Museum collects and preserves the history of policing in Cleveland. Each year, we receive donations of artifacts, photographs and archives that help us tell that story. In…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 2

07 June 2021

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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The Auto Bureau

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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