City of Cleveland Announces Updates to Federal Use of Force Training Report

The City of Cleveland yesterday filed an update in federal court announcing more than 90 percent of officers in the Cleveland Division of Police have completed its use of deadly force training according to the Consent Decree. The policies, as defined in the decree begin on Jan. 1, 2018. View the filing here.

“These new policies are just one part of the reform process that I have promised to the citizens of Cleveland,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson “The city is fully committed to implementing the changes set forth in the Consent Decree and today we are one step closer to achieving our goals.”

There are 1435 CDP officers who have been identified as potentially eligible to receive the new use of force training. Of this number, 1283 officers have received and completed the two-day training.  To ensure further completion, CDP has scheduled two additional classes to be held before the end of the year. Each of the two remaining classes has positions for forty-eight (48) officers. The first of the two remaining classes is scheduled to begin on Nov. 13 and will conclude on Nov. 15, 2017.  After completion of the Nov. 13-15 class 1331 of the potentially eligible officers, or ninety-three percent (93%) of the officers, will have completed the required use of force training.  The second of the two final 2017 classes is set to go forward on Dec. 11, 2017.

Officer surveys following the use of force training document that the new training has been well received and found to be valuable by most officers who have received the training. It is anticipated following the conclusion of the scheduled Dec. 11-13 classes (after factoring for officers who remain on extended medical leave, on extended military leave, on restricted duty status, and for the two retiring officers) that, effectively, all of CDP’s active officers will have received the required training before implementation of the new use of force policies begins on Jan. 1, 2018.

We’re Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

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The City of Cleveland is hiring! Each week, we will bring you a list of jobs we are hiring for right now. Whether in information technology, civil services or other areas, we are looking for qualified candidates interested in serving the City of Cleveland.

Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

Here are some positions and civil service exams open now:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Trainee) (Emergency Medical Service)
  • Patrol Officer – examination (Division of Police)
  • Surveyor (Capital Projects)
  • Water Pipe Repair Worker (Public Utilities)
  • Network Analyst (Information Technology)

You can find all of our job listings at

For questions regarding a position, please contact Human Resources via email ( or phone (216-664-2493). For questions regarding an examination, please contact Civil Service via email ( or phone (216-664-2467). You can call during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Cleveland Road Work News: Nov. 14, 2017

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Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.
  • Leaf pick-up service has also been reactivated in designated high leaf generation areas. View maps and a list of locations here.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.