Division of Police

Community Relations

Community Education Programs

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The School Resources Unit of the Bureau of Community Relations works to improve the quality of life for Clevelanders by fostering positive relations within the community, coordinating and administering education programs, and conducting training programs, interactive meetings, and informational classes.

Adult Education Programs

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

Cleveland’s Neighborhood Watch Program provides the opportunity for neighborhoods to work with police to design crime prevention programs which meet their own particular needs and reduce crime. Networks of neighbors are trained by crime prevention officers to protect themselves and their property, as they learn to serve effectively as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies in their communities.

216.664.2833 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

This is a collaborative program with the Division of Police, Emergency Medical Services, the Division of Fire, and the Department of Aging designed to increase knowledge and awareness among older persons in the areas of crime prevention, fire hazards, emergency services, and programs for the elderly.

216.623.3320 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

Trained and uniformed volunteers 18 and older, who are willing to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a month, assist uniformed Police Officers in a variety of ways. Training, uniforms, and mileage reimbursement are provided.

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

This program for residents 18 and older covers topics such as legal issues, police officer training and preparedness, and internet crimes against children. It includes a tour of the Justice Center and Police headquarters, the outdoor range, the communication center, and the Police Museum. It may also include presentations by Canine, Narcotics, and SWAT units.

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

This program teaches basic crime prevention techniques that can protect residents and their families.

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Officers are available to meet with property owners and residents to survey, review, and suggest improvements that can be made to increase overall security.

216.623.5577 - Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

These paid part-time employees supervise crossing guard posts throughout the city of Cleveland. School crossing guards receive training and supervision from sworn Cleveland Police Officers. The City welcomes calls from those seeking part-time employment as  crossing guards. Interviews for these positions are held year-round.

Kids and Youth Education Programs

216.623.5080 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm 

Cleveland Police Officers present a video and teach elementary school-age students about the dangers of firearms and what to do if they find a gun.

216.623.3330 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - website

This cooperative effort with the Boy Scouts of America is directed towards young men and women who have completed the eighth grade, are at least 14 years old (but under 21), and are interested in law enforcement careers.

Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.