Cleveland Division of Police: Recent Promotions

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Mayor Jackson administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed police supervisors. These new supervisors included: OneDeputy Chief, two Commanders and one Sergeant. On March 10, 2014, Commander Joellen O’Neill was sworn-in as Deputy Chief, and on March 25, 2014, Captain Debra I. Cavett was sworn-in as a Commander of Police, Lieutenant Daniel M. Fay was sworn-in as a Commander of Police, and Patrol Officer Jennifer M. Kemer was sworn-in as a Sergeant of Police.

Deputy Chief – Joellen O’Neill

Deputy Chief Joellen O’Neill was appointed to the Division of Police in 1992 and has previously served in the Third District, the Personnel Section and the Bureau of Support Services.  Deputy Chief O’Neill was promoted to Commander in 2007.  She recieved her Bachelor of Arts Degree from John Carroll University.  Deputy Chief O’Neill will serve as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Police.

Commander of Police – Debra I. Cavett

Commander Debra Cavett was appointed to the Division of Police in April, 1996 and has previously served in the Third and Fourth Districts and on the Services and Property Unit. Commander Cavett was promoted to Captain of Police in 2011 and has received multiple Letters of Commendation and Appreciation throughout her career. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University. Commander Cavett will serve as the Commander of Communications and Property.

Commander of Police – Daniel M. Fay

Commander of Police Daniel Fay began his career with the Cleveland Division of Police in August, 1996. His previous assignments include patrol in the Third and Fourth Districts, service with the Community Policing Unit, Chief’s Office and time with Internal Affairs. Commander Fay was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and then to Lieutenant in 2011. Commander Fay has Letters of Commendation from former Chiefs Martin Flask and Michael McGrath. He has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University. Commander Fay will oversee the Bureau of Support Services.

Sergeant of Police – Jennifer M. Kemer

Sergeant Kemer was appointed to the Division of Police in 1997 and has since served in the First and Third Districts, Community Policing Unit and in the Police Academy. Sergeant Kemer was awarded a Medal of Heroism from former Chief McGrath, two Distinguished Service Medals, a Certificate of Appreciate and numerous Letters of Appreciation. Sergeant Kemer received her Bachelor Arts Degree from Cleveland State University.