The Hot Sheet

First District, 3895 W 130th St, 1973-present

27 September 2021

When Eliot Ness reorganized the police department in 1938, he transitioned the force from what were then eighteen precincts into five, larger districts which were further divided into 32 zones.  …

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Women in the CPD

09 September 2021

Women have a long and honorable history of service in the Cleveland Police Department. That service began in 1893 when the Chief Henry Hoehn established the Police Matron’s Service. The…

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Cleveland Air Police

06 September 2021

The National Air Races began in 1920 and the first Pulitzer Trophy race was held at Cleveland Airport in 1929.  This event helped make the races a major American event…

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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 5

16 August 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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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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