May 2018 Police Officer of the Month
Patrol Officer Sharon Davis, Community Policing Auxiliary Unit
Patrol Officer Sharon Davis has led a career of service to the community. In her many years in Community Policing, she has worked with our Auxiliary Unit, crossing guards, and has helped at hundreds of community events and activities. Sharon is a certified Rape Aggression and Defense (RAD) instructor and has volunteered many hours to teach women and children self-defense techniques and tactics. Sharon recently donated the use of her photo booth to the Cleveland Cops for Kids fundraiser, helping make our event more memorable and successful. Sergeant Tim Higgins of the Community Policing Unit said of Sharon, “Her commitment to women’s safety and her dedication to the personal development of young women in the community is Sharon’s passion!”
It is because of this dedication to her sisters and service to the community that the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Officer Sharon Davis as its Police Officer of the Month for May 2018.
About the Police Officer of the Month Program
The Cleveland Police Foundation – in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police Cleveland Lodge 8 – is proud of the Police Officer of the Month program. The program’s purpose is to recognize members of the Cleveland Division of Police who 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.
Already aware that officers in the Cleveland Division of Police routinely go out of their way to help their fellow citizens, committee members are 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.
When asked why bestow these awards, CPF Executive Director Charles W. Lane, Jr. states, “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.