New in Arcadia Publishing's ``Images of America'' series is Cleveland Police, a pictorial history of the city's peacekeepers.
Although the photos go back to the 1870s, the force itself dates, according to the book, to July 22, 1796, when Moses Cleaveland accepted responsibility for law and order in the city he was founding.
There are plenty of pictures of unsmiling officers with handlebar mustaches, some posing on their motorcycles or horses. There are lots of ``firsts'' -- the first black officer, the first bank robbery to be filmed by a security camera. The book is credited to the Cleveland Police Historical Society, but Patrol Officer Thomas Armelli, a trustee of the society, was the principal writer.
Cleveland Police (128 pages, softcover) costs $19.99 from www.arcadiapublishing.com.