Monitor Submits Proposed New CPD Mission Statement to Court

The Consent Decree (the “Decree”) between the United States and City of Cleveland (the “City”) that addresses the Cleveland Division of Police (“CPD” or the “Division”) requires that CPD “ensure that its mission statement reflects its commitment to community oriented policing.” Consent Decree ¶ 28. “One of the first major tasks under the First-Year Monitoring Plan was the required development of an updated mission statement for CPD.” First Semiannual Report at 28.

After an intensive process that featured extensive, direct involvement from numerous officer and community stakeholders, including Cleveland residents, the Monitor recommended that the Court approve CPD's new mission statement.

Read the mission statement and the Monitor's recommendation to the Court here.