Happy B-Day to Joey! D5 Officers Celebrate Birthday of 7 Year Old Hero :)

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Fifth District Officers received a special request from the staff of the Hospice of the Western Reserve on East 185th Street: to attend a 7 year old’s birthday party.  Joey, who turned 7 on September 11, was asked what super hero he wanted on his birthday cake and he requested a police officer!  Joey’s mother is a patient at the hospice, so the family planned to celebrate there.

Sergeants Tim Gill and Dave Skrletts made sure to pass the word along and grab some gifts (wrapped complete with police line tape bows) for his special day. When the officers showed up to surprise Joey, he was all smiles.  Happy Birthday, Joey!  We were so happy to celebrate your special day with you!  You are our hero!

FREE Self-Defense Training #safety #police #RAD #communitypolicing

The Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Community Policing Presents:

R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense

The R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense offers programs for women, children and seniors.

This three week program provides a holistic approach to self defense education.  Sessions are on Saturdays and are four hours each, ending with a voluntary simulation to apply techniques learned.  Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and towel and wear athletic apparel to the sessions.

For more information and to sign up, please contact the Bureau of Community Policing at 216-623-5080.

Classes will be held at Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road on October 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2016 from 10:30am until 2:30pm.

**All classes are FREE and open to residents and non-residents of the City of Cleveland**

MISSING TEEN: FAITH MACH, 13

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 13 year old female. Faith Mach is a white female who has been missing since August 18, 2016; she is 5’1 and 148lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  Ms. Mach was reportedly last seen with an unknown male and stated she was going to Alabama.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Faith Mach is asked to contact first district detectives at 216-623-5118 or to call 216-621-1234.

Faith Mach

City of Cleveland Hiring OPOTA Certified Officers: Lateral Transfer

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/

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Solving Fatal Hit-Skip Case

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).