Cleveland Police Department
The Cleveland Police
Department is organized into three main units: Administrative Operations; Field Operations; and, Special Operations.
Operations of the Cleveland Police Department provides the necessary support services that enable both Field Operations and
Special Operations to respond to calls for service as effectively as possible. Administrative Operations provides security
services, warrant, subpoena and property processing, radio and telephone communications, inspection of the manner in which
the Division provides police services to the community and management of information and human resources. Additional functions
include the reporting and recording of crimes and incidents and the continued development of the Division through planning
and training of all personnel.
provides response to citizen calls for assistance through uniformed patrol activities in the six Districts and interacts through
the community via the mini-station and DARE programs, Community Relations, the Auxiliary Police, and bike and foot patrols.
The District support sections assist uniformed patrol efforts through the investigation of major offenses, concentrated enforcement
action on specific complaints and crime pattern analysis. The Bureau of Traffic provides crowd control and traffic flow at
major events, investigates serious traffic accidents and ensures the safety of school children walking to and from school.
The neighborhood police districts ensure the safety of school children walking to and from school. Quality of life issues
are addressed with the Community Empowered Policing (CEP) program and Operation Fresh Start.
of the Cleveland Police Department is composed of two main sections which provide a variety of investigative and technical
services to the Division and the community. Investigations, which consists of the Detective Bureaus, specializes in specific
crimes such as auto theft, fraud, arson, homicide, sex crimes and youth gangs. Technical Support provides both photo lab services
as well as forensic and crime scene analysis for the Division.