City of Cleveland, Department of Public Safety, Division of Police Announces Appointment of New Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff

City of Cleveland, Department of Public Safety, Division of Police Announces Appointment of New Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff

CLEVELAND – Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Wayne Drummond announce that Commander Dorothy (Annie) Todd has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff effective today, September 12, 2022. Deputy Chief Dorothy Todd most recently served as the Commander of the Cleveland Division of Police Third District. As the Deputy Chief, Chief of Staff, Todd will be responsible for the daily internal operations of the Division. Deputy Chief Dorothy Todd has served as the Incident Commander for numerous high profile events within the downtown area including Presidential visits and debates, MLB All Star, the NFL Draft, NBA All-Star, the Cleveland Air Show, as well as parades, marches, demonstrations and festivals.

Deputy Chief Dorothy Todd was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in September of 2000. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012, and to Lieutenant in 2017. In 2019, she was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Third District, overseeing many of the City’s vibrant neighborhoods including Downtown, Fairfax, Hough, Central and Little Italy. Deputy Chief Dorothy Todd has also served in supervisory roles in the First District and the Office of the Chief. She the recipient of multiple awards including the Medal of Heroism and the Distinguished Service Medal.

“I am proud to announce the appointment of Annie Todd as Deputy Chief, Executive Officer” said Police Chief Wayne Drummond. “I have watched Deputy Chief Todd’s actions over the course of many operations, and have seen her perform at a high level as a District Commander over the years. I am confident she is the right person for this role and I look forward to working with her as we move forward.”