The Hot Sheet

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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National Police Week

17 May 2021

Police officers and the community they served have honored fallen officers since the earliest days of official police departments in the United States but it wasn’t until 1962 that a…

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Cleveland Police Training: 1914-1954

10 May 2021

The first official Cleveland Police training school was established in 1914 by Safety Director Alfred A. Benesch.  Dubbed Benesch University by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Director described the school:…

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Eliot Ness

Where did Eliot Ness Live in Cleveland?

03 May 2021

Did Eliot Ness live here? This question comes up time and again when people talk about Cleveland’s favorite lawman. Recently, Cleveland Police Museum staff examined primary sources, including city directories,…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 1

27 April 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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Auxillary Police Officer Jeanette Kyle

05 April 2021

The community and the Cleveland Police Museum lost a dear friend and supporter in February.  Jeanette Womack Kyle passed away on February 6, 2021 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Jeanette had been…

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