The Hot Sheet

The First Mr. Jingeling

29 November 2023

Did you know that the very first Mr. Jingeling was a Cleveland Police Officer? Seems that back in the day, many of the department stores in downtown Cleveland used Police…

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Harry Houdini Amazes the Cleveland Police

15 October 2023

Famous escape artist and illusionist Harry Houdini toured throughout the country during the early 1900s. Frequently billed as the Handcuff King, he was best known for escaping from manacles, handcuffs…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 9

24 August 2023

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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Early Electric Traffic Signals in Cleveland

10 August 2023

Cleveland in the early 1900s was an exciting, thriving, growing and potentially dangerous place. The streets were full of pedestrians, horses, wagons, streetcars and automobiles, which caused traffic jams and…

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Heroes Roll Call: Our August Heroes

01 August 2023

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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Cleveland Police Ambulance Service

31 May 2023

The first emergency motor patrol wagon in Cleveland was purchased in May of 1911 and assigned to the 11th Precinct.  It was an 80-horsepower, four cylinder Peerless fitted with a…

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