The highest priority of the Division of Police is
providing basic police services to the community. The Division
is organized into three main functional programs in order to deliver
these services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
possible. The programs are Administrative Operations, Field Operations
and Special Operations.
provides the necessary support services that enable both Field
Operations and Special Operations to respond to calls for service
as effectively as possible. Administrative Operations provides
security services, warrant, subpoena and property processing,
radio and telephone communications, inspection of the manner in
which the Division provides police services to the community and
management of information and human resources. Additional functions
include the reporting and recording of crimes and incidents and
the continued development of the Division through planning and
training of all personnel.
provides response to citizen calls for assistance through uniformed
patrol activities in the six Districts and interacts through the
community via the mini-station and DARE programs, Community Relations,
the Auxiliary Police, and bike and foot patrols. The District
support sections assist uniformed patrol efforts through the investigation
of major offenses, concentrated enforcement action on specific
complaints and crime pattern analysis. The Bureau of Traffic provides
crowd control and traffic flow at major events, investigates serious
traffic accidents and ensures the safety of school children walking
to and from school. The neighborhood police districts ensure the
safety of school children walking to and from school. Quality
of life issues are addressed with the Community Empowered Policing
(CEP) program and Operation Fresh Start.
is composed of two main sections which provide a variety of investigative
and technical services to the Division and the community. Investigations,
which consists of the Detective Bureaus, specializes in specific
crimes such as auto theft, fraud, arson, homicide, sex crimes
and youth gangs. Technical Support provides both photo lab services
as well as forensic and crime scene analysis for the Division.
To protect the life and property of all citizens
against criminal activity and to create an environment of stability
and security within the community.
NAME: ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
Provide all necessary support activities for
Field and Special Operations.
Establish operating polices and procedures for
Manage daily operations and preside over general
inspections of the Division.
Prepare and manage the operating and capital
budgets for the Division of Police.
Provide crime analysis used for strategic planning
Recruit, hire and train both uniform and civilian
Record and maintain payroll and personnel records.
Collect and record all criminal incident reports.
Handle open record requests.
Provide security services for the Division including
security at the District holding jails, the Central
Jail and Court security.
Operate and maintain radio and telephone communications.
PROGRAM NAME: FIELD OPERATIONS
To provide protection against loss of life, bodily
injury and property loss and to empower the community and Divisional
personnel in their combined efforts to reduce crime and the
fear of crime with an emphasis on joint planning, evaluation
To reduce traffic accidents in the community
and provide safer conditions for motorists, pedestrians, and
citizens using the public streets, airports, and waterways within
Investigate all major offenses against persons
Provide Patrol and Community Based Policing activities.
Participate with citizens on Community Relations
Committees, the Auxiliary Police Program, crime prevention fairs,
anti-drug marches, Night Out Against Crime, the Crime Stoppers
Program, the Task Force on Violent Crime and similar projects
in response to community needs.
Develop close working relationships with residents
by interacting while on patrol and attending community functions.
Provide neighborhood beat patrols to areas that
could benefit from close ongoing interaction between the Police
and the community.
Participate in Operation Fresh Start which aggressively
investigates and focuses on deterring crimes that occur on the
streets in highly populated, low income distressed neighborhoods.
Conduct DARE Program, Child Accident Prevention
Program, Stop Cleveland Auto Theft, Gun Buy Back, Crime Watch
Training and other programs in response to the needs of the
Ensure the safety of school children walking
to and from school.
Alleviate traffic congestion, restore normal
traffic flow, and provide traffic and crowd control at special
Respond to scenes of traffic accidents, prepare
traffic reports, and provide security and traffic control at
Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
PROGRAM NAME: SPECIAL OPERATIONS
To target the perpetrators of specific crimes
such as auto thefts, burglaries, homicides, sexual assaults,
gang activity, and drug trafficking, for arrest and prosecution.
Aggressively investigate crimes that occur in
the City of Cleveland.
Conduct enforcement activities against specific
crimes within a target neighborhood using decoy, surveillance
or search operations, based upon crime analysis and trends.
Maintain contact with and enlist the assistance
of community leaders and residents to identify those responsible
for neighborhood criminal activity.
Perform crisis intervention, handle hostage negotiations
and other highly dangerous and volatile situation where specialized
training or equipment is required.
Provide support to district operations in improving
the quality of life in neighborhoods through the enforcement
of gambling, vice and drug laws, and by suppressing gang activity
and juvenile crime.
Detect offenders through crime scene processing
and the use of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System
(AFIS) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis.