146th Cleveland Police Academy to be Sworn In November 6

CLEVELAND - Mayor Frank Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce that the 146th Cleveland Police Academy will be sworn in on Nov. 6, 2020. Mayor Jackson will administer the oath of office to thirty-five new police officers. Two recruits of the 146th class will be sworn in at a later date due to injury. 

The new officers will be assigned to the five neighborhood police districts across the City of Cleveland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the swearing-in will be held in a socially-distanced ceremony. Media, family, friends and members of the public are encouraged to view the graduation ceremony on the City of Cleveland’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. tomorrow at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

The recruits were selected from a pool of applicants for the position of Patrol Officer. As applicants, they underwent a battery of tests and a comprehensive background check before being tendered a conditional offer of employment. During the Police Academy, they were given instruction in police tactics, criminal law, community diversity and crisis intervention training. They also received training to prepare them to be responsive to the needs of our Cleveland community. Click here to view the roster and class demographics.

Mayor Jackson will administer the oath of office to sixteen members of the Division of Police, promoting them in rank. One member will be promoted from the rank of Lieutenant to the rank of Captain. Three members will be promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant. Twelve members will be promoted from Patrol Officer to Sergeant. View the bios of those promoted here.

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