Detective Thomas Armelli has been a member of the Division of Police for 33 years and is presently assigned to the Homicide Unit.  He has been involved with the Cleveland Police Historical Society since its inception. There was a time when he knew, touched and had custody of every piece of the collection.  Over the years he has held every position, worked at every job in the museum and is currently serving as the President of the Board of Trustees.

Tom's goal as president is to see the museum expand the size of its foot print at the Justice Center, modernize all of our exhibits by including the latest hands on interactive technology, increase attendance and the number of people who participate in our outreach programs and conform to the accepted standards and best practices of an accredited museum.

In addition Tom hopes to create a new, national association of police museums to share ideas and support for all law enforcement related museums in the United States and the new National Law Enforcement Museum being built in Washington D.C.

Tom is also a founding member and the first president of the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society and was a founding member of the award winning Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police.