The Hot Sheet

The Murphy Call Box

14 July 2019

Jeremiah “Jerry” Murphy, previously employed by the Cleveland Telephone Company, was hired as a lineman in 1887 for the Cleveland Police Department.  He invented a small communication system named after…

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1973 AMC Ambassador Patrol Car

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”

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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Ohio State Highway Patrol Cars at the museum

20 June 2019

Don’t miss the Cleveland Police Museum’s Vintage Police Vehicle Show this Saturday, June 22! You’ll see some great cars, including these two vintage beauties from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.…

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Vintage Police Vehicle Show 2019

19 June 2019

Don’t miss out on your chance to see amazing vintage police vehicles at our annual show this Saturday, June 22 from 10am – 3pm at the Justice Center Plaza, 1300…

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Motorcycles at the Cleveland Police Museum

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

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

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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