The Hot Sheet

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

The Cleveland homes of Eliot Ness

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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1918 Influenza Epidemic in Cleveland

10 March 2021

After voluntary closures and suggested social isolation proved unsuccessful in keeping the case numbers down, the city and county mandated closures and quarantines.  Calling the pandemic “the most serious menace…

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