Sherwin-Williams Donates 3,000 N-95 Masks to Cleveland Emergency Medical Service
Sherwin-Williams has generously donated 3,000 N-95 masks to the Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service. Sherwin-Williams has been and continues to be a vital community partner to the City of Cleveland. This contribution highlights their commitment to being a part of the solution to this global crisis.
“The N-95 masks donated to the Division of EMS will help provide the women and men on the front lines with proper protection as they provide medical care to our community,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This essential equipment comes at a time when there is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and first responders. I thank Sherwin Williams, Chairman & CEO John Morikis, their leadership team and employees for their partnership.”
The donation was organized by Heidi Petz, President & General Manager, Sherwin-Williams, Consumer Brands Group NA to protect the Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics while providing in-field care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone and online reporting available during COVID-19 pandemic. Do your part to keep our officers safe!
During the Stay at Home order, the Cleveland Division of Police is taking reports for some offenses over the phone: call 216-621-1234. Online reporting is also available https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/startreport/176231500
Always call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Training Continues Remotely
The Cleveland Division of Police training section currently has two academy classes in session with a total of 115 recruits. In an effort to continue training and education, Cleveland Police Academy Class #146 will begin on line classes with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy beginning Monday, March 30,2020. All of the recruits have personal computers or have been provided I-Pads in order to complete class work. In addition, the recruits will have live on-line interactions with the instructors for approximately 4 hours each work day. Cleveland Police Academy Class # 145 has completed classroom instruction and passed physical testing. The recruits are being provided study material for the OPOTA state test and are remotely quizzed on the materials.
New Guidelines When Calling for Emergency/Safety Services:
Call takers and dispatchers in the Communications Control Section will be asking callers health related questions in an effort to alert first responders to the possibility of contact with COVID-19 patients and to the need to utilize personal protective equipment. Callers will be asked if they are infected with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Callers may be asked if they have a fever, shortness of breath or a cough. Callers may be asked to meet first responders outside of their homes or to make a police report via phone or online. These questions will be asked as emergency services are being dispatched and should not delay any call for service for emergencies. These measures are enacted to ensure the safety of first responders so that they can stay healthy and continue to provide emergency services.
Filing Police Reports via Phone, Online
In an effort to keep our police officers safe and minimize exposure to the public, the Division of Police has taken measures to ensure that members of the public can file police reports remotely. Officers will be available by phone from 7:00 am until 10:30 pm daily until further notice. Members of the public are reminded to adhere to CDC guidelines on social distancing if they choose to visit a police district building in person.
*Note: minor offenses include property damage, petty theft, lost property, theft from vehicle, theft of credit card, stolen vehicle (when suspect is not on scene and no one was injured or threatened), telephone harassment. In any cases where a crime of violence was committed or there is a current threat, citizens should call 9-1-1.