Snow Emergency Parking Ban Extended until 8am Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ⏰❄️🚨❄️⏰

Karrie D. Howard, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022 until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. As a result, stopping, standing and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs.

Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and impassable.

Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. Resulting bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles. For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads. Vehicles in violation are subject to citation and towing.

Snow Emergency Parking Ban ⛄️❄️⛄️🚓🚨🚓

Karrie D. Howard, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022 until 8 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022. As a result, stopping, standing and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs.

Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and impassable.

Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. Resulting bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles. For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads. Vehicles in violation are subject to citation and towing.

Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek: EOW 12-31-21

Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek: EOW 12-31-21

On January 11, 2021, funeral services for Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek were held at Grace Church, Middleburgh Heights. Members of the Cleveland Division of Police joined Shane’s family, friends, and law enforcement officers from far and wide to honor his memory. Cleveland Police Chief Wayne Drummond said, “I can say, without a doubt, that if I could create a template of what this city needs of a police officer, it would be Patrol Officer Shane Bartek”.

The processional route from Grace Church to Holy Cross Cemetery was lined with hundreds of citizens holding flags and banners, many saluting or holding a hand over their heart in honor of Shane. May God bless Shane’s mom, brother and twin sister in their time of grief. We will miss you, brother.

Dornat (Wayne) Drummond sworn in as interim Chief of Police. He will serve as Cleveland’s 41st Chief!

CLEVELAND – On January 3, 2022, City of Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb administered the Oath of Office to Dornat (Wayne) Drummond as the Interim Chief of Police of the Cleveland Division of Police. Chief Drummond will assume the duties of Chief of Police effective immediately.

Chief Wayne Drummond was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police on May 8, 1989. He began his career in law enforcement in the First District. Chief Drummond was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2000 and to Lieutenant in 2002, supervising units including the Fugitive Unit. Drummond also served as the Division’s Public Information Officer. In 2005, Wayne Drummond was appointed to the rank of Commander, overseeing the Division’s Fifth District on the city’s northeast side, including the Collinwood and Glenville neighborhoods. On February 10, 2014, Wayne Drummond was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of Field Operations, overseeing the five Neighborhood Districts, the Bureau of Traffic, the Bureau of Community Policing, and Special Events for the division.

Chief Wayne Drummond is a graduate of the University of Toledo and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Class 230. He was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and grew up in the City of Cleveland in the Cedar Avenue neighborhood. Chief Wayne Drummond has been married to his wife, Trish, for 27 years. He has four children and three grandchildren.

Chief Wayne Drummond will serve as the 41st Chief of the Cleveland Division of Police.

Cleveland Police Officer Killed in Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle Incident

Cleveland Police Officer Killed in Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle Incident

Investigation Update:

On December 31, 2021 at approximately 6pm, an Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle incident occurred at 4320 Rocky River Drive in which a 25 year old off-duty Cleveland Police Officer was shot and killed. Preliminary investigation indicates that a suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of the apartment building with a gun, a struggle ensued and the victim was shot twice by the suspect. The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was conveyed to Fairview Hospital by Cleveland EMS where he was pronounced deceased.

Following a multi-jurisdictional police pursuit, the victim’s vehicle was recovered and a male was taken into custody. Further investigation has resulted in the arrest of additional suspects including a female. Search warrants have been executed in connection with this investigation. Suburban law enforcement agencies are also pursuing additional felony charges.

This matter remains under investigation. Charges have not yet been filed. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.