Newly Promoted Members of Police Command Staff

Newly Promoted Members of Police Command Staff

Michael Butler, Commander, First District

The Commander of the First District oversees the daily operations of the First Neighborhood Police District. Commander Michael Butler was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in 1992. Butler served the city as a Patrol Officer in the Fifth District before being promoted to Sergeant in 1998, Lieutenant in 2009 and to Captain in 2016. Commander Michael Butler most recently served as the Captain of Field Operations and Special Events Coordinator, managing major events for the Division of Police including the Cavs Parade, Republican National Convention, Marine Week, Major League Baseball All-Star Week, and this week’s NFL Draft.
He has accumulated over 28 years of service as an officer, earning several awards, including: multiple special Commendations, a Medal of Heroism, an Outstanding Community Service Officer Award, an Outstanding Service and Support Award for the 2020 Presidential Debate, and more.
He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College.

Gordon Holmes, Commissioner, Bureau of Traffic

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Traffic oversees the Bureau of Traffic, including the Mounted Unit and the Motorcycle Unit. Commissioner Gordon Holmes was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in 1993. Holmes served the city as a Patrol Officer in the Third District before being promoted to Sergeant in 2001, and to Lieutenant in 2002. Commissioner Gordon Holmes has also served the Division of Police as a supervisor in the Fourth District’s Vice and Community Services Unit.
He has been serving as the Lieutenant in charge of the Bureau of Traffic since 2012, and has been the Bureau’s lead on major events for the Division of Police, including the Cavs Parade, Republican National Convention, Marine Week, Major League Baseball All-Star Week, and this week’s NFL Draft. He has earned a Medal of Honor, a Chief’s Commendation, a Distinguished Service Medal, and several letters of appreciation.
He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College as well as the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School.

New Command Appointees Announced

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce three Command Staff appointments to the Cleveland Division of Police following recent supervisory retirements.  The appointees will fill the roles of Deputy Chief of Administrative Operations, Commander of the Bureau of Communication and Property Control, and Commander of Support Services.  These appointments will take effect on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Daniel Fay, Deputy Chief of Administrative Operations

The Deputy Chief of Administrative Operations oversees the Bureau of Communications and Property Control as well as the Bureau of Support Services.  The bureaus include the Communications Control, Logistics, Property, Personnel, Training and Records Sections.

Deputy Chief Daniel Fay was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in 1996.  Fay served the city as a Patrol Officer in the Third District before being promoted to Sergeant in 2003, and to Lieutenant in 2011.  In 2014, Mayor Frank G. Jackson appointed Daniel Fay to Commander of the Bureau of Support Services, overseeing the Personnel, Training and Records Sections. Fay most recently served as the Commander of the First District.   Deputy Chief Daniel Fay has also served the Division of Police in the Internal Affairs Unit and the Office of the Chief, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  Fay holds a Bachelor of Education from Baldwin-Wallace College. 

Carla Ellis, Commander, Bureau of Communications and Property Control

The Commander of the Bureau of Communications and Property Control oversees the Communications Control Section, the Logistics Section and the Property Section.  The Commander is responsible for the Division’s call takers and dispatchers, transportation section, including the entire fleet of police vehicles as well as the Property and Impound Units.

Commander Carla Ellis was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in 1990.  She served the city as a Patrol Officer in the Fourth District and as a Detective in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit before her promotions to Sergeant in 2000 and to Lieutenant in 2017.  Commander Carla Ellis most recently served the Division as the Acting Commander of the Bureau of Support Services.  Commander Ellis served in previous assignments including the Police Liaison to Cleveland City Council, the Intelligence, Internal Affairs and Personnel Units and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College. She attended Cleveland State University.

Mark T. Maguth, Commander of the Bureau of Support Services

The Commander of the Bureau of Support Services oversees the Personnel Section, the Training Section and the Records Section.  The Commander is responsible for the Division’s Personnel, Timekeeping, Budget and Medical Units as well as the Police Academy, Ordnance Unit, Report Center and Public Records Unit.

Commander Mark T. Maguth was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in 2008. He served the city as a Patrol Officer in the Second District and as a Specialist in the Bomb Squad before his promotions to Sergeant in 2015 and to Lieutenant in 2019. Commander Mark T. Maguth most recently served the Division as the Support Section Lieutenant. Commander Maguth served in previous assignments including the Training Section and the Fifth District Detective Bureau. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University and is a Doctoral Candidate of Criminal Justice at California University of Pennsylvania.

Statement from @CityofCleveland

Statement from City of Cleveland

The verdict in the trial of ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been announced. We, continue to hope and pray for the family of George Floyd and his loved ones. The City of Cleveland supports citizens’ First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and encourages people to express their views and opinions, however this must be done lawfully. Every resident in this City has and deserves to have a voice in this conversation. Since the inception of the Consent Decree, the Cleveland Division of Police has made strides toward compliance with the revision of existing policies and the implementation of new ones. We recognize that although progress has been made, additional growth still needs to take place.

Police seek the public’s help to identify suspects in recent carjackings

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s help to identify suspects wanted for multiple aggravated robberies of motor vehicles. The eight incidents occurred Friday, April 16, 2021 through Monday, April 19, 2021, mainly in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Investigators believe that the same suspects are involved in the crimes. The 3-4 suspects are described as black males in their early 20’s and are driving a white SUV and a grey Mazda. Anyone with information regarding the identities of these suspects is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5218. Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

Cleveland Division of Police Commander Retires

Cleveland Division of Police Commander Retires

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce that Cleveland Police Commander Debra Brumfield has retired after serving with the Cleveland Division of Police for over twenty-five years.  Commander Brumfield most recently served as the Commander of the Bureau of Communications and Property Control, overseeing the Communications Control Section, Logistics and Property.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams issued a joint statement on Commander Brumfield’s retirement: “Commander Debra Brumfield has served the Division throughout her career.  She is a strong leader and we want to thank her for her service to the citizens of the City of Cleveland.  Commander Brumfield has set a strong foundation for those who follow in her footsteps.” 

Commander Debra Brumfield was hired by the Cleveland Division of Police in April of 1996, promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and to Lieutenant in 2002 and to Captain in 2014.  In 2014, she was appointed to Commander by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, overseeing the Bureau of Communications and Property Control.

Commander Debra Brumfield officially retires today, April 16, 2021.  Commander Brumfield was instrumental in the implementation of many upgrades to the Bureau of Communications and Property Control including enhanced call answering software and the modernization and digitizing of property intake management.  Commander Debra Brumfield hired and trained hundreds of Dispatchers and Call Takers under her command and instated a wellness program for her employees as well as community programs including the bedsheet program for survivors of sexual assault to provide clean linens for survivors.

A supervisory member of the Division of Police will serve as Acting Deputy Commander of the Bureau of Communications and Property Control until a new member of the Cleveland Division of Police Command Staff is selected.