Public Safety Career Pipeline Summer Program

Cleveland Police Foundation

pipeline program

The Cleveland Police Foundation, in a strategic partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police, developed the Public Safety Career Pipeline Program (the “Program”) to cultivate a pipeline of highly qualified candidates to increase the number of young women and minorities interested in a career in public safety.

By targeting high school students, the Program will generate interest and respond to increased inquiries for careers opportunities in public safety among youth in underserved areas and begin to develop leadership skills and a sense of community in young adults. Additionally, through the Program, we will be able to help close the gap between high school graduation and eligibility age to apply for a career in law enforcement by empowering youth to build their social capital so that they are actively engaged in activities to equip them with the skills and abilities to prepare them for a successful career in public safety.

Video: More about the program

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Y.O.U. Training Registration Portal

If you would like to participate in the 2018 Public Safety Career Pipeline Summer Program, please complete this 2-step registration process:


Register at Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) website:
Y.O.U. Registration

You are applying for the [Summer Youth Employment Program].


Complete the Cleveland Police Foundation Registration so we will have a record of who registered for Y.O.U:
CPF Registration

However, registration does NOT guarantee a space in the program. We are limited by the availability of spaces provided to us by Y.O.U. As you know, we will do our best to accommodate everyone, but there are no guarantees.

In the meantime, start getting your documents together. To be approved for Y.O.U., you will need the following documents:
  • Proof of residency
  • Social security card (original)
  • Birth certificate (original)
  • Photo ID
  • Identification (current state ID, Social Security card, or birth certificate)
  • Proof of income
Check Y.O.U.’s website for more detailed information on what you will need to bring for validation. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Angela Thi Bennett at




The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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