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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.
In 1867, the first Board of Police Commissioners was appointed by Governor Jacob D. Cox. A budget of $21,980 was prepared to create the Toledo Metropolitan Police Department. The Board appointed 19 patrolmen and Henry L. Breed was chosen as the first Superintendent of Police at a salary of $1,500 per year.
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