The City of Cleveland is currently accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer in the form of lateral transfer. Applicants must be certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and have three years of full time paid experience as the equivalent of a Police Officer in the state of Ohio, full or part time.
Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and not older than 39 upon appointment to the Cleveland Police Training Academy. Applicants must have high school diploma or equivalent, a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License, be a US Citizen and available to work on any shift on any day of the week.
The Cleveland Division of Police offers an exciting and rewarding career in urban law enforcement. Officers receive excellent benefits (medical, vision, dental, life), longevity pay, and pension with the Ohio Police and Fire Fund. The Cleveland Division of Police also offers opportunities for promotions and career development in specialized units such as: Narcotics, Canine, Aviation, Motorcycle, Mounted, Special Victims’, Vice and SWAT.
Please visit the City of Cleveland’s website and apply online today. http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/
The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle hit skip incident which occurred on August 18, 2016 at approximately 11:45pm. The preliminary investigation indicates that he victim, a 24 year old black male, exited a vehicle in the 6900 block of Kinsman Road and began walking into the street. He was then struck by an unidentified vehicle which then left the scene. There is no vehicle description or driver description at this time. Investigators seek help from the public and anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5290. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).
This evening, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams provided the media with an overview of actions that transpired in the event zone as it relates to the Republican National Convention. Click here to view the briefing in its entirety. A brief summary follows.
Safety and Security Updates
- Cleveland Fire and multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene as demonstrators lit the United States Flag at East 4th and Prospect.
- Flag burning is not illegal.
- A demonstrator also lit himself on fire and those around him due to the close proximity.
- At that point, police and fire engaged.
- Firefighters extinguished it immediately and confiscated the flag.
- Two demonstrators were injured trying to put the fire out but refused treatment.
- Two law enforcement officers, one Cleveland Police and one Ohio State Highway Patrol, were assaulted and have minor injuries; as a result, two demonstrators were arrested for felonious assault.
- Following the incident, police issued an order to disperse to secure the area and keep people safe.
- Police also worked to separate members of the media for their protection.
- Demonstrators refused dispersal orders and 15 arrests were made for charges including failure to disperse and resisting arrest.
- No pepper spray was used by law enforcement during this demonstration. A fire extinguisher was used to put out the fire.
- A total of 18 arrests were made during the incident bringing the total of RNC event related arrests to 23. (A total of 17 were reported at the 7 p.m. briefing.)
- We are working to provide additional details on these arrests as quickly as possible and will issue updates using @CLEPolice and @CityofCleveland on Twitter.
The next media briefing will be July 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Division of Police had the opportunity to team up with Volcanic Bikes, Tiger Mountain Tactical and Galls to give local Cleveland youth, Tyquan Winn, a new bicycle and helmet. During the first day of the Republican National Convention, our Bike Patrol Unit noticed Tyquan in Public Square riding his bicycle in front of them, showing off his skills. All of the officers noticed his talent but they also noticed that the back wheel of his bicycle needed some work. Instead of repairing his wheel, the Cleveland Division of Police gave Tyquan a brand new bicycle from Volcanic Bikes and Tiger Mountain Tactical and Galls provided him with a new helmet. Tyquan can now safely ride his bicycle and practice to possibly become a member our Bike Patrol Unit in the future!
This evening, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams provided the media with an overview of actions that transpired in the event zone as it relates to the Republican National Convention.
Protest Safety and Security Updates:
- Two mid-scale protests concluded peacefully.
- Protesters numbered between 450 and 500 individuals, combined.
- Bicycle officers were dispatched to discourage conflict between opposing positions.
- There are no scheduled protests after 6 p.m. today.
- No reported physical damage to City of Cleveland property.
There was one arrest unrelated to the Republican National Convention:
- A female was arrested on a felony warrant and misdemeanor of obstruction of official business and resisting arrest.
- Although there were no RNC related arrests, police confiscated a small knife, gas masks and a slingshot – all items listed on the prohibited items list.
Open Carry Law:
- Officers are instructed on how to approach individuals pertaining to open carry. Open carry participants are instructed regarding their responsibilities under the law. As a reminder, carrying individuals cannot brandish, point or menace people with a weapon.
- Traffic will continue to be challenging, but no additional closures are being added at this time.
The next media briefing will be July 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.