District Policing Committee (DPC) Meetings
(Consent Decree, paragraphs 23 – 26)
“Working jointly, the Commission, CDP, and Community Relations Board (“CRB”), will work with the District Policing Committees (formerly called District Community Relations Committees) to facilitate regular communication and cooperation between CDP and community leaders at the local level.”
About DPC Meetings
Direct and ongoing engagement with the Cleveland Division of Police is vital in helping to increase safety on the streets and to improve the community’s relationship with the Cleveland Division of Police.
Each Cleveland police district regularly holds a community meeting called a District Policing Committee (DPC) meeting. These meetings provide all residents in a district with the opportunity to directly engage with local CDP officers, voice opinions on policing and crime, and network with neighbors and local community organizers.
DPC meetings are an important component of implementing the City’s Community and Problem-Oriented Policing (CPOP) Plan, which is a collaborative problem-solving approach between police and the community. Upcoming DPC meetings are listed on our community event calendar, or find your district’s meeting information here:
The CPC encourages all citizens of Cleveland to attend DPC meetings since are a direct way to influence change in your district. Bring a friend or neighbor! We also encourage all attendees of DPC meetings to be open to new residents among them and receptive to the viewpoints expressed by everyone.
Find your Police District
There are five (5) police districts in Cleveland. Use the information below to find your district so you can participate in your local DPC meeting.
The First District is located on the far West Side of Cleveland. It includes the neighborhoods of Edgewater, Cudell, West Boulevard, Jefferson, Puritas-Longmead, Kamm’s Corners, and Hopkins/Riverside (with the last four often collectively referred to as West Park).
The Second District is located on the near West Side of Cleveland. It includes the neighborhoods of Ohio City (Near West Side), Tremont, Detroit Shoreway, Clark Fulton, the Stockyards, Brooklyn Centre, and Old Brooklyn.
The Third District is located in the center of Cleveland. It includes the neighborhoods of Downtown, Goodrich- Kirkland Park, Central, Industrial Valley, North Broadway, Hough, Fairfax, and University Circle.
The Fourth District is the Southeast part of Cleveland. It includes the neighborhoods of Lee-Miles (Lee-Seville/Lee- Harvard), Corlett, Mt. Pleasant, Union-Miles Park, South Broadway/Slavic Village, Kinsman, Woodland Hills, and Buckeye Shaker/Shaker Square.
The Fifth District is located in the Northeast of Cleveland. It includes the Neighborhoods of St. Clair-Superior, Glenville, Forest Hills, North Collinwood, South Collinwood, and Euclid Green.