Community & Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP)
(Consent Decree, paragraphs 14 – 34)
CPC Reports and Policy Recommendations
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the 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. All recorded work group meetings are available on the CPC’s YouTube Channel.
Work Group Meeting Recordings
Video Link: https://youtu.be/qPP0DeU_trQ
This month’s CPOP meeting was a call to action by Chief Dennis Hill with the Cleveland Metro School District. He explained quite candidly the mounting concern of students fighting, at unprecedented levels, particularly in the high schools, and the infectious fall out behind their actions. Chief Hill also expressed an interest in using the “Dads on Duty” model (started in Shreveport, Louisiana) to help reduce the number of incidents and return the schools to normalcy. Please watch the video and contact Chief Hill if you feel inclined to his call for the community’s help. His contact information is listed below:
Chief Dennis Hill
Safety and Security, East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street, Room 125, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
We would also like to thank the community who did show up and were immediately responsive to the need including Peacemakers Alliance, The Cleveland Public Library, Renounce Denounce Gang Prevention, BLM Cleveland, Cleveland Police Foundation, Cleveland Police Department and many other community members.
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 email@example.com, or Commissioner Charmin Leon, CPOP work group co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More contact information can be found on our contact us page.