2012 Wellness Challenge Awards Ceremony

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The 2012 Divisional Wellness Challenge has concluded.  The event served as a pilot program with the goal of increasing overall health and wellness within the Division by way of structured fitness, nutrition and disease management programs. 

Twenty five teams from the Cleveland Division of Police competed against one another for twelve weeks with the overall goal of fitness and wellness. As a result of the Wellness Challenge the participants lost over 980 pounds and 188 inches.

Three Arrested in Shooting of Off Duty Cleveland Police Officer

On April 26, 2012 at approximately 11:30pm, an off-duty Cleveland Police Officer was shot in the torso/side during an attempted robbery.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the officer, while in the area of West 52nd Street and Detroit Avenue, was approached by three suspects.  One of the suspects produced a handgun.  The officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire, at which time the officer received a gunshot wound to his torso/side.  The officer was conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment of his injuries where he was treated and released.  

One suspect, Patrick Minifee (no photo available), was brought to MetroHealth Medical Center a short time later via the suspect vehicle with a gunshot wound to the abdomen; the driver and another passenger of that vehicle fled on foot.  The suspect at MetroHealth Medical Center is currently in police custody and is confined at the hospital and being treated for his injuries.  A second suspect, Donovan Jones, was apprehended by Second District Officers in a bus stop on West 25th street. 

The suspect vehicle was towed and will be processed for evidence. 

After further investigation, a third suspect, Devin Collins, was apprehended at 1404 East 91st Street.  This suspect was found to have sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was conveyed via EMS to St. Vincent Charity Hospital for treatment prior to being conveyed to the Central Prison Unit.

Cleveland Police Welcome Serbian Police Executives and Serbian Government Representatives

Cleveland Police Welcome Serbian Police Executives and Serbian Government Representatives:

The purpose of their trip to Washington DC, Columbus, and Cleveland was to study various aspects of American policing especially as it relates to tr…affic enforcement. They met with the police chief and sat in on a command staff meeting that included a review of recent crime trends using modern crime mapping techniques, they toured the Property Room, Fusion Center, Police Academy, Forensic Unit, Police Museum, Police Memorial Badge Case, and Communications Control before proceeding to their primary area of interest which was the Bureau of Traffic.

They were accompanied by Sgt Predrag “Pete” Malobabic, a Serbian speaking Cleveland Police sergant.

The group consisted of:
Golub Gačevič
Miloč Lukovič
Grozda Mladenovič
Slobodan Malešič
Slaviša Lakičevič
Julijana Bogdanovič
Dejan Jovanovič

Matt Jones – U.S. State Department

Community Meeting Recap

Tonight, Cleveland Police were welcomed at St. Colman’s in the Second District at a Community Meeting with Councilman Matt Zone and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO).  Residents asked about ways they could help their neighborhoods, expressed concerns, and wrote down contact numbers and information for interacting with Cleveland Police, what to know when calling 911, and what they can and should expect from police.  It was a helpful and informative evening for residents and police alike.  Kudos to the many engaged residents that came out to participate.

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Remember Our Fallen: Patrolman William Shaprio, End of Watch April 26, 1974


Please take a moment out of your day to say a prayer and remember Cleveland Police Patrolman William Shapiro who was killed in the line of duty on April 26, 1974. Patrolman Shapiro’s son David Shapiro is a member of th…e Cleveland Division of Police today, serving as a dedicated Detective in our Second District. God bless Patrolman Shapiro, his wife, son and daughters.