May 2, 2019
The CPC hosted a forum on Mini Stations on April 18th, 2019. At the forum, attendees were provided with the information in this brief, listened to a panel discussion on the topic and engaged in a Q&A.
The goal of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) is to be a place where Cleveland comes together to talk about the types of police services that it wants and needs. Recently, there has been public debate centered on the revival of the discontinued Cleveland Division of Police Mini-Station Program. The CPC Community and Problem Oriented Policing Work Group, led by Dr. Yvonne Conner, has taken a three-step approach to empowering the community on this issue:
- Provide factual data and research related to mini-stations
- Provide education related to the Consent Decree and the Cleveland Division of Police’s current Community and Problem Oriented Policing Plan
- Facilitate a conversation in the community that explores the issue in the context of current reform efforts, CPOP and 21st century policing