Newsletter - April 2015

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Cleveland, OH, April 1, 2015 - The Support Greater Cleveland campaign will officially launch on April 15th. Support Greater Cleveland is an innovative program designed to help small businesses and local charities. It is an unique alliance between the Cleveland Police Foundation and its affiliate charities, community partners, and mobile app developer Imprompt2.

“We’ve teamed up to bring the whaddayawannado app to the Greater Cleveland area,” says Charles Lane, Executive Director of the Cleveland Police Foundation. The app is designed to help small businesses attract customers during slow periods through the use of exclusive discounts and rewards.

When the app launches here in Cleveland on May 15th, consumers will be able to choose from hundreds of daily offers on local goods and services. Participating merchants will include independent restaurants and bars, clothing stores, auto repair shops, and much, much more.

In addition to helping local businesses attract customers, a portion of all revenue generated by the whaddayawannado app in the Greater Cleveland area will be donated to local charities.

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 The Cleveland Police Foundation sponsored the second annual Cops for Causes event at the C.P.P.A. Hall. A very enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a very delicious meal catered by Papa Nick's, and danced to the music of the Sloppy Joe's Band. A good time was had by all, and happy faces were abundant as the winner's of the Chinese raffles, and the numerous 50/50 drawings were announced.

The additional winners from the event were the Cleveland Police Foundation umbrella charities, that received part of the proceeds, and include the Police Athletic League, The Cleveland Police Historical Society, The Cleveland Police Honor Guard, The Greater Cleveland Peace Officer's Memorial Society, The Cleveland Police Pipe's and Drums, The Cleveland Police Cops for Kids, and The Cleveland Police Mounted Unit. Thanks to all that participated and hope to see you all again next year.

Community policing really matters says retired Cleveland cop once on the frontlines.

Bob Guttu was a Cleveland cop for 31 years, more than 20 of those in city's community policing unit, where he became one of its biggest proponents.

After he retired in 2008, he wrote a handbook about community policing -- a strategy many police experts believe is critical to building trust between officers and the communities they protect. 

I sat with Guttu recently to hear more about his days as an officer who embraced community policing, something he notes was not accepted by all his colleagues. Some believed such efforts were unproductive. 


Officer Tony Harper and Officer Sharon Davis, with a few of the kids from the Mt. Pleasant Boys and Girls Club

The Cleveland Police Community Policing Unit and 4th District officers visited on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The officers talked about police work and the importance of positive and peaceful interactions with officers, and played some basketball and games with the kids.Club.
See more photos from the event..

Get your tickets now for the 30th Anniversary Cleveland International Tattoo.
Saturday, May 16th at Playhouse Square
 State Theatre, show starts at 7pm.

A Thank You the Cleveland Police Foundation received for cooking brunch on Easter Sunday for the families at the Ronald McDonald House

Bob Schieffer: Don't Forget About The Good Cops
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* Saturday, May 9th
Grave Marker Ceremony
& Placement

Unity in the Community
St. Malachi Center
11:00am - 2:00pm

* Monday, May 11th
Candle Light Vigil

* Wednesday, May 13th
2015 Street Survival Seminar

* Thursday, May 14th
- Cleveland Police
Memorial Service

- Heroes Welcome Reception

* Friday, May 15th
- Police Memorial Parade
& Memorial Service

- Police Fellowship
Steak Roast

* Saturday, May 16th
-Police Collectors Show

- Cleveland International

After Tattoo Cast Party

* Sunday, May 17th
Police Memorial Mass
& Breakfast

* Sunday, May 31st 
11th Annual Firefighters Memorial Ride

* Saturday, June 6th
CWRU PD 2nd Annual Safety Fair

* Saturday, June 20th
Fourth Annual Vintage Police Vehicle Show

* Sunday, June 21st
3rd Annual Cleveland Officer Down 5K Run/Walk

* Sunday, June 28th
7th Annual COPS Ride

* Sunday, July 12th
Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic & 5oth Anniversary Cleveland Grand Prix

* Tuesday, August 4th
National Night Out Against Crime - Steelyard Commons

* Sunday, September 6th 
14th Anniversary "NEVER FORGET 9/11"

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