Today, the City of Cleveland congratulated 44 members of the 135th Cleveland Police Academy as they graduated and received Basic Peace Officer Certification and a Certificate of Completion from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.
“Today is a happy day,” said Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams. “We will soon be adding new additions to our ranks that will be ready to face the many challenges that confront a police officer. We expect these recruits to meet those challenges with professionalism, integrity, respect and excellence, thanks, in part, to the training they have received at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.”
The City of Cleveland and the Ohio State Highway Patrol agreed to conduct basic Peace Officer Training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy as part of the city’s ongoing efforts towards reform of the Cleveland Division of Police. After graduation, cadets will report to duty at the Cleveland Police Academy to continue their training in the City of Cleveland. The last portion of training is expected to last six to eight weeks.