Published: July 2017
The Consent Decree (“the Decree”) requires the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model” to “promote and strengthen partnerships with the community . . . and increase community confidence in the CDP.”
The Decree also requires that the Monitoring Team work with the CDP and the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) to engage the community as the CDP develops its community and problem-oriented policing (CPOP) Plan. In the first half of 2017, the Monitoring Team, the City of Cleveland, the CDP, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the CPC (collectively the “Stakeholders”) embarked on a collaborative engagement process (“community engagement process”) to solicit meaningful community feedback to guide the Division as it develops its CPOP Plan. This report summarizes this engagement process and the feedback received through it.