Community & Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP)

(Consent Decree, paragraphs 14 – 34)

“CDP will develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model in order to promote and strengthen partnerships within the community, engage constructively with the community to ensure collaborative problem-solving, and increase community confidence in CDP. CDP will consult with the Commission regarding this model as appropriate.”

CPC Reports and Policy Recommendations

The Community Police Commission has issued numerous recommendations, reports, and statements on Cleveland’s police policies since the commission was formed by the Consent Decree in 2015. CPOP is among the issues the CPC was tasked to provide input on and our work is listed below:

December 2020

This policy supports the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing (CPOP) values set forth in the Consent Decree, requiring CDP to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model in order to promote and strengthen partnerships within the community,” and specifically “including how to establish partnerships and actively engage civilians and community organizations, including youth, LGBT…communities.” Continue reading

December 2020

While not specifically mandated by the Consent Decree, this policy supports the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing values set forth in the Consent Decree, requiring CDP to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model in order to promote and strengthen partnerships within the community,” and specifically “including how to establish partnerships and actively engage civilians and community organizations, including youth, LGBT…communities.” Continue reading

December 2019

The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) issued the following release with regard to the issuance of its analysis of pending City of Cleveland police policies. Read the Full Statement

May 2019

The goal of the 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. Continue Reading

April 2019

The CPC’s Community & Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Work Group comprised of commissioners and community members drafted a general police order (GPO) that included a detailed list of 14 action items that were included in the approved CPOP plan. Continue Reading

September 2017

The CEA Plan supports an evidence-based tracking of improvements in the pattern and practice of excessive use of force and unconstitutional policing and community-police relations that lead to building trust. Continue Reading

July 2017

This report summarizes the community engagement process as the Cleveland Division of Police develops its community and problem-oriented policing (CPOP) plan, and the feedback received through it. Continue Reading

How you can get involved

Community input is crucial to ensure that a variety of community perspectives about policing are heard and reflected in the CPC’s reports and policy recommendations.

Join a CPC work group to discuss and prepare reports on issues outlined in the Consent Decree, or view our list of other ways to get involved in the police reform process and have your voices heard. 

Join our CPOP Work Group

The CPOP work group currently meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month to discuss ways to shape a community-driven approach of policing in Cleveland. All are welcome to join the work group! Register to join upcoming meetings.

Work Group Meeting Recordings

The work group discussed sections of the CDP’s 2019 Community & Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Plan.

 

Questions or Comments

If you have questions or would like more information about CPOP or the CPOP work group, please reach out to Commissioner Harriet Hadley, CPOP work group chairperson, at hhadley@clecpc.org, or Commissioner Charmin Leon, CPOP work group co-chair, at cleon@clecpc.org. More contact information can be found on our contact us page.