2016 Officers of the Month

CPF Police Officer of the Month Award Recipients

In partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police Cleveland Lodge 8, the CPF proudly introduces the inaugural recipients of its Police Officer of the Month program. The program’s purpose is to recognize members of the Cleveland Division of Police that not only perform their duties in an exemplary and extraordinary manner, but also excel in efforts that are consistent with a major tenet of the CPF’s mission to strengthen the bonds between citizens and police officers… building bridges, creating opportunities for dialogue, and forging positive relationships within the community.

Beginning in January of 2016, the CPF’s Community Engagement Committee comprised of citizens, a CPF board member, and police officers began accepting nominations of candidates to be recognized.

Already aware that officers in the Cleveland Division of Police routinely go out of their way to help their fellow citizens, committee members were not surprised by the large number of candidates. With so many outstanding officers, selecting one recipient per month proved to be a somewhat daunting task. For more information, visit: www.clevelandpolicefoundation.org/blog/news-newsletter/.

When asked why bestow these awards, CPF Executive Director Charles W. Lane, Jr. stated, “In today’s busy world, while some deeds may seem fairly insignificant, we hold out hope that such random acts of kindness may have a significant impact on a person’s life. Even if not, it’s nice to know that our police officers do for others what they would want someone else to do for a member of their family if the opportunity presented itself.”

Police officers across this great country perform similar deeds day-in and day-out, with little fanfare and really not seeking, nor even wanting recognition. We commend these officers for their compassion and personal commitment to making our city a better place to live.

2016 CPF Police Officer of the Month Award Recipients

We are honored to introduce the inaugural class of Police Officers of the Month. Recipients will receive a personal plaque in recognition of their good deeds, and perpetual plaques will be displayed at Cleveland Police Headquarters, the offices of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police Cleveland Lodge 8 where they will serve as an inspiration to others.