February 14, 2019
The Monitoring Team has carefully reviewed the proposed CPOP Plan. The Plan establishes important, new expectations and protocols around community policing. When considered as a whole with the Division’s new Staffing and Recruitment and Hiring Plans, the CPOP Plan envisions a renewed and forward-looking Cleveland Division of Police that prioritizes enhancing the public good by partnering with the many communities of Cleveland on matters of public safety. The Plan describes the organizational transformations that will be necessary for the Division to effectuate CPOP – to translate a set of noble-sounding principles into action. The Monitoring Team therefore recommends that the Court approve CDP’s Community and Problem-Oriented Policing Plan.
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