April 2018 Police Officer of the Month
Officer Hubert Kidd, District Two
Officer Hubert Kidd is an outstanding officer and an amazing asset to the Cleveland Division of Police Second District’s Community Service Unit. Officer Kidd became a CPD Officer in 2002 and automatically became the go-to guy when it came to community outreach with a smile and kind word for everyone he encounters.
When asked about Officer Kidd and the role he plays in Community Policing in the Second District, his immediate supervisor Lt. Johnny Hamm stated, “Officer Kidd attends community meetings, takes underprivileged kids fishing, reads to them in schools and visits sick children in the hospital. He also delivers food to the elderly, is a loving husband and father and is the epitome of what a community oriented police officer looks and acts like in providing the best services to the community.”
It is because of this dedication to our children and devotion to the community he serves that the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Officer Hubert Kidd as its Police Officer of the Month for April 2018.
About the Police Officer of the Month Program
The Cleveland Police Foundation – in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police Cleveland Lodge 8 – is proud of the Police Officer of the Month program. The program’s purpose is to recognize members of the Cleveland Division of Police who not only perform their duties in an exemplary and extraordinary manner, but also excel in efforts that are consistent with a major tenet of the CPF’s mission to strengthen the bonds between citizens and police officers… building bridges, creating opportunities for dialogue, and forging positive relationships within the community.
Already aware that officers in the Cleveland Division of Police routinely go out of their way to help their fellow citizens, committee members are not surprised by the large number of candidates. With so many outstanding officers, selecting one recipient per month proved to be a somewhat daunting task.
When asked why bestow these awards, CPF Executive Director Charles W. Lane, Jr. states, “In today’s busy world, while some deeds may seem fairly insignificant, we hold out hope that such random acts of kindness may have a significant impact on a person’s life. Even if not, it’s nice to know that our police officers do for others what they would want someone else to do for a member of their family if the opportunity presented itself.”
Police officers across this great country perform similar deeds day-in and day-out, with little fanfare and really not seeking, nor even wanting recognition. We commend these officers for their compassion and personal commitment to making our city a better place to live.