City Congratulates Graduating Cadets

Friday, May 6, 2016

Members of 135th Peace Officer Training Class Begin City Training

CLEVELAND – Today, the City of Cleveland congratulated 44 members of 135th Cleveland Police Basic Peace Officer Training Class as they graduated and received Basic Peace Officer Certification and a Certificate of Completion from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.

“Today is a happy day,” said Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams. “We will soon be adding new additions to our ranks that will be ready to face the many challenges that confront a police officer. We expect these recruits to meet those challenges with professionalism, integrity, respect, and excellence thanks, in part, to the training they have received at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.”

The City of Cleveland and Ohio State Highway Patrol agreed to conduct basic Peace Officer training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy as part of the city’s ongoing efforts towards reform of the Cleveland Division of Police. After graduation, cadets will report to duty at the Cleveland Police Academy to continue their training in the City of Cleveland. The last portion of training is expected to last six to eight weeks.