134th Cleveland Police Academy Begins Today

134th Cleveland Police Academy Begins Today

Rigorous twenty-seven week training will prepare Forty-one recruits for service to city residents 

CLEVELANDMayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce the start of the 134th Police Academy class of the Cleveland Division of Police on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Forty-one new recruits reported to the Justice Center at 8 a.m. today for the first day of what will be twenty-seven weeks of intensive police training.

Those attending the academy were selected from a Civil Service exam for the position of Patrol Officer administered in March, 2013. Candidates underwent a battery of tests and a comprehensive background check before being tendered a conditional offer of employment.  Those selected will be given over 1100 hours of instruction in police tactics, criminal law, community diversity and crisis intervention training.  Cleveland Police recruits will receive training specifically to prepare our future officers to be responsive to the needs of our community. The new officers are scheduled to graduate from the Cleveland Police Academy in October of 2015.