The Cleveland Police Foundation

The Cleveland Police Foundation is an alliance of business and civic leaders, law enforcement organizations and citizens committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained police department leads to a safer community. Our mission is to strengthen the bond between members of the Cleveland Division of Police and the citizens it serves.

2016 RNC Commemorative Collectibles

Commemorative itemsWe are offering a number of limited edition items that commemorate this memorable occasion for Cleveland. The Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to be the official vendor for CPD RNC commemorative merchandise.

BadgeLapel PinCommemorative MedallionMens and Womens T-Shirts


Becoming a Community Partner (For Individuals)

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We invite individual citizens join us as Annual Partners of the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF). Partnership provides individuals the opportunity to support the CPF in fulfilling its mission to support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police in its community policing and engagement efforts, youth outreach and other charitable endeavors.

Partners will receive material celebrating their participation in the program – a lapel pin, membership card and more.

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Note: We invite you to attend events the week of May 14-22 in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. Please see the Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Society’s website for details.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day Presidential Proclamation

Proclamation 3537 – Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week – May 4, 1963

The White House in Washington DC with beautiful blue skyWhereas, from the beginning of this Nation, law enforcement officers have played an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution and in protecting the lives and property of our citizens; and

Whereas, through constant application of new procedures and techniques, such officers are becoming more efficient in their enforcement of our laws; and

Whereas it is important that our people know and understand the problems, duties, and responsibilities of their police departments and the necessity for cooperating with them in maintaining law and order; and

Whereas it is fitting and proper that we express our gratitude for the dedicated service and courageous deeds of law enforcement officers and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of all our people; and

Whereas, by a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (76 Stat. 676), the Congress has requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week:

Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate May 15, 1963, and May 15 of each succeeding year, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of duty.

I also designate the week of May 12 through May 18, 1963, and the calendar week during which May 15 occurs of each succeeding year, as Police Week, in recognition of the service given by the men and women who, night and day, protect us through enforcement of our laws.

I invite State and local governments, patriotic, civic, and educational organizations, and the people of the United States generally, to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week in this year and each succeeding year with appropriate ceremonies in which all our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities, and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-seventh.


By the President:
Acting Secretary of State

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What We Do

The Cleveland Police Foundation funds youth and community outreach programs, community policing initiatives, crime prevention and safety programs, police charities, support for the members of the Division of Police to help them better perform their duties, investment in advanced education and training, and funding for specialized equipment and technology.

Some of the Efforts We Support

  • Unity in the Community
  • Handgun & assault weapon buyback
  • Cops for Kids fishing outings
  • Cleveland Police Children’s Holiday Party
  • Uniforms for the CPF Pipes & Drums
  • Youth athletic programs
  • GCPOMS Memorial & Service
  • Cops for Causes
  • Partnering with umbrella charities
  • D.A.R.E. to Resist Drugs and Violence
  • Our officers’ wellness and physical fitness
  • CPD Law Enforcement Explorer Post

Investing in a Safe Community - Cleveland Police Foundation 2015-16 Partners


Please help us accomplish our mission to support our Cleveland Police Officers in their efforts to engage the community and forge stronger bonds with the citizens they serve.

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* 2016 Community Event Sponsors / Partners

All Metal Sales *
ArcelorMittal *
City of Cleveland Division of Parks, Recreation & Properties
City of Cleveland Division of Police
Cleveland Cavaliers *
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Protective Services
Cleveland Cops For Kids
Cleveland City Councilman Joe
Cleveland Department of Public Utilities
Cleveland Indians *
Cleveland Police Athletic League (PAL)
Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum
Cleveland Police Honor Guard
Cleveland Police Mounted Unit Charitable Trust
Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s
Association *
Craciun Funeral
The Edward A. & Catherine L.
Lozick Foundation *

* View our 2015 Sponsors / Partners

ESPN 850 WKNR, 1540 KNR2,
First Interstate Properties *
Forest City *
The Gallagher Family
Ganley Auto Group
Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society (GCPOMS)
Horseshoe Casino *
Inner Visions of Cleveland
Jennifer and Grant Dinner *
Julio Santiago
The House of LaRose
McMahan’s Wrecking
Milano Monuments *
Mitchell’s Ice Cream
Motorola Solutions *
Ohio Crime Prevention Association
Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police
Rid-All Green Partnership
Target, Steelyard Commons

2016 Community Sponsors
and Partners

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors
All Metal Sales



Bronze Sponsors


AMG Marketing Resources

Cleveland Cavs

Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association

Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association

Horseshoe Casino

Motorola Solutions

Blue Sponsors

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP


Cuyahoga Community College

Dignity Memorial

First Interstate Properties, Ltd.


Milano Monuments

MVP Valet Parking

RPM International


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