About Us

The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) was established in 2015 as part of the terms of the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Following an investigation, the DOJ determined there was a pattern of excessive force used by the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP). The Consent Decree outlined the work that needed to be done so CDP policies, practices and procedures comply with Constitutional law.

The CPC was mandated under the Consent Decree to provide community input on needed policing reforms from the many diverse communities in Cleveland: 

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Civil rights advocates
  • Business/philanthropic community
  • Communities of color
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Academia
  • Youth and student organizations
  • Homeless
  • Those with mental illness

CPC Commissioners consist of individuals that represent the diversity of Cleveland and a representative from each of the following police associations: The Black Shield, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA).

The Commission’s Work

The CPC works to empower the community’s voice in the reform process. We work with the community to develop reports and recommendations on ways police policies can better reflect community values. Better policies will help ensure policing in Cleveland is safe, effective, and that people’s civil rights are upheld.

Have Your Voice Heard in the Reform Process

Community involvement is key to the success of our city. Insights from all residents on how to improve police policies will help ensure positive, long-term reform. Join us as we work to ensure that all community members are heard during the reform process.