Mayor Jackson Administered Oath of Office to Internal Affairs Superintendent

February 16, 2018

CLEVELAND – Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson swore-in Ronald B. Bakeman as the Internal Affairs Superintendent.  In this role Mr. Bakeman will oversee the Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit which handles all criminal investigations involving Cleveland Police Officers.

“Mr. Ron Bakeman is being sworn-in as the Internal Affairs Superintendent,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This position is one of those set forth in fulfillment of the Consent Decree.”

The hiring of a superintendent to oversee the Internal Affairs Unit was one of the mandatory terms and conditions set forth in the settlement agreement reached between the City of Cleveland, Division of Police and the United States Department of Justice.

“Ron Bakeman is the best qualified person to fill this very important position,” said Gregory White, the City’s Implementation Coordinator for the Consent Decree.  “He is a tough no nonsense former prosecutor who will serve the City of Cleveland well.”

As superintendent, Bakeman will report directly to Chief Williams and his daily duties will include supervision of Internal Affairs investigators and management of the cases investigated within the unit.

“The hiring of the Internal Affairs Superintendent is an important step on the road to reform within the Division of Police,” said Chief Calvin D. Williams.

Ronald B. Bakeman was the Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio from 1983-2011.  He has an extensive career in public service and law enforcement including holding positions as an Investigator with the Cleveland Department of Public Safety, and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.  Mr. Bakeman is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and served honorably with the United States Marine Corps.

View the Internal Affairs Superintendent Duty Description here.

View the Swearing-In Ceremony here.

 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2018

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Special Events

Invitation:  JVCOCC 93rd Anniversary Luncheon

You are invited the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County’s Officers Installation and Veteran of the Year Award, scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence Hotel at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH.  The event will begin at 12 noon, preceded by a social hour at 11 AM.

For ticket information, check Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rs-jvcocc-feb-17-2018-officer-installation-and-veteran-of-the-year-award-luncheon-tickets-30701302422?aff=es2

Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus.   Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

CORRECTION: 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade:  the annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the Rotunda of City Hall at 11 AM Friday, November 9, 2018 followed by the annual Veterans Day Parade which will step off at 12:30 PM, immediately following the ceremony.

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

Wednesday, February 6, 2018

Thank You Veterans

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Special Events

Invitation:  JVCOCC 93rd Anniversary Luncheon

You are invited the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County’s Officers Installation and Veteran of the Year Award, scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence Hotel at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH.  The event will begin at 12 noon, preceded by a social hour at 11 AM.

For ticket information, check Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rs-jvcocc-feb-17-2018-officer-installation-and-veteran-of-the-year-award-luncheon-tickets-30701302422?aff=es2

Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus.   Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

Cleveland Veterans Administration:  calendar of events

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Mayor Frank G. Jackson Releases Statement on Ohio Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Appeal in Ohioans for Concealed Carry v. City of Cleveland

January 31, 2018

CLEVELAND –Mayor Frank G. Jackson today released a statement on Ohio Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeal in Ohioans for Concealed Carry v. City of Cleveland:

“I disagree with the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the City of Cleveland’s appeal to uphold its own gun laws. The laws the City proposed and that were enacted by our City Council are reasonable and do not conflict with any state gun regulations. Local municipalities are the most familiar with – and the most impacted by— the public safety needs of its citizens because we deal with the results of crime and violence every day. In 2017, the City of Cleveland had 130 homicides and 112 of them were a result of gun violence. We are reminded, through senseless tragedies, of the need to remove and keep weapons from the hands of those who should not have them. We are not against responsible gun owners or responsible gun ownership. This is about the safety of our residents. Today’s court decision not only diminishes our Home Rule in the City of Cleveland, but weakens the ability of all municipalities to fully protect its citizens.”

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Friday, January 26, 2018

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Holiday Wreath-Pickup Volunteers Needed:   The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Wreath Pickup.  Volunteers are requested to assist with wreath removal at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  The staff are hopeful that many volunteers will come and assist with the pickup. 

January 27, 2018 at 10 AM.  10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, Ohio.  Contact Mark D. Polen, Cemetery Director at telephone 330 335 3069

Invitation:  JVCOCC 93rd Anniversary Luncheon

You are invited the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County’s Officers Installation and Veteran of the Year Award, scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence Hotel at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH.  The event will begin at 12 noon, preceded by a social hour at 11 AM.

For ticket information, check Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rs-jvcocc-feb-17-2018-officer-installation-and-veteran-of-the-year-award-luncheon-tickets-30701302422?aff=es2

Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus.   Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

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Base Cleveland Veteran News

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Community Scholarship Night at the American Legion

Learn About Scholarships for Your Students:  High school parents, military spouses, and high school guidance counselors are invited to attend an informational seminar at the American Legion Post 421February 8, 2018 to learn about little-known scholarships. Not all of the scholarships presented require a military affiliation or service obligation.

This is an excellent opportunity for this group to learn and network.  Check the website for additional information:  https://community-scholarship-night.eventbrite.com

Invitation:  JVCOCC 93rd Anniversary Luncheon

You are invited the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County’s Officers Installation and Veteran of the Year Award, scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence Hotel at 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH.  The event will begin at 12 noon, preceded by a social hour at 11 AM.

For ticket information, check Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rs-jvcocc-feb-17-2018-officer-installation-and-veteran-of-the-year-award-luncheon-tickets-30701302422?aff=es2

Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus.   Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

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Cleveland Veterans Administration:  calendar of events

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Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – January 17 2018

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Friday, January 5, 2018

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            Attention:  Women Veterans

Save the Date:  Join us for the Inaugural Women Veterans Resource Expo Friday, March 2, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College Easter Campus. 

Visit www.tri-c.edu/womenveteransexpo to reserve your spot.

Department of Veterans Affairs

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