Community and Problem-Oriented Policing or "CPOP"

 The new Community and Problem-Oriented Policing Plan for public oversight 


The Court approved CPOP Plan - February 2019

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July 24, 2017

The Cleveland Community Police Commission and the Cleveland Monitoring Team wrote this report.


The Consent Decree (“the Decree”) requires the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model” to “promote and strengthen partnerships with the community… and increase community confidence in the CDP.”  


The Decree also requires that the Monitoring Team, work with the CDP and the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) to engage the community as the CDP develops its community and problem-oriented policing (CPOP) Plan.  In the first half of 2017, the Monitoring Team, the City of Cleveland, the CDP, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the CPC (collectively the “Stakeholders”) embarked on a collaborative engagement process (“community engagement process”) to solicit meaningful community feedback to guide the Division as it develops its CPOP Plan.  This report summarizes this engagement process and the feedback received through it.

March 20, 2017

This document, created by the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team is a discussion guide with pertinent questions providing an overview of the key components of community and problem-oriented policing.  The guide identifies core concepts – such as collaborative problem-solving, community partnerships, and community engagement – as well as information on related areas, including the Division's staffing and deployment, recruitment and hiring, and officer and Division-wide evaluation.



March 13, 2017

Click here for a PDF of the Cleveland Division of Police District / Zone Boundaries map utilized for Community & Problem-Oriented Policing.



March 09, 2017

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.” Dkt. 7-1 ¶ 28. “One of the first major tasks under the First-Year Monitoring Plan was the required development of an updated mission statement for CPD.” Dkt. 65 at 28. After an intensive process that featured extensive, direct involvement from numerous officer and community stakeholders, including Cleveland residents, the Monitor recommends that the Court approve CPD’s new mission statement, attached hereto as Exhibit A, and the related changes to General Police Orders 1.1.01 and 1.1.02, described below, that are implicated by such approval.

April 25, 2016

This report on Mission Statement Best Practices was compiled by:

  • Rev. Dr. Yvonne Conner

  • Dean Lee Fisher

  • Detective Lynn Hampton

  • Ms. Amanda King


"CDP will ensure that its mission statement reflects its commitment to community oriented policing and will integrate community and problem-oriented policing principles into its management, policies and procedures, recruitment, training, personnel evaluations, resource deployment, tactics,_ and accountability systems."


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