Toledo Police Museum
Open every Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Free Admission.
In 1867, Ohio legislature passed the Metropolitan Police Law which required a full time paid police force for the City of Toledo. At 8 AM on April 27, 1867, the "MP's" as they were respectfully called by the public, took charge of policing the City of Toledo.
Digitalized Toledo Police Blotters
A police blotter is a register of people arrested and booked into jail. The Toledo Police took physical custody of their blotters from the Bowling Green State University Jerome Library’s Center for Archival Collections in early 2017.
The set is complete from April 1, 1872, through Dec. 15, 1971. No evidence of any records have been located for the police department’s first five years or from 1972 to 1977 when the city contracted with Lucas County to house prisoners in the newly built county jail. These are the first five books to be digitalized.