The Hot Sheet

The First Mr. Jingeling

04 December 2021

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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Traffic Unit: The Corner Men, Part 6

19 November 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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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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