Police Officers of the Month

Cleveland Police Foundation's Police Officer of the Month for November 2019, Sergeant Tryna McCaulley

Sergeant Tryna McCaulley has faithfully served her community as a law enforcement officer since 1994 and currently works as the Officer in Charge of the Fifth District Detective Bureau.

Sergeant McCaulley works closely with the elderly whenever possible.  She escorts them to financial institutions so they feel safe and ensures they have the resources they need through social workers and social programs.  Tryna also has an active role in the lives of the children in the community through her participation in the Police Athletic League.  She visits schools to help educate the students in making good decisions at an early age.

When asked about Sergeant McCaulley’s role in the Fifth District community, Lieutenant Marcus Montanaro stated “Tryna is always willing to help out with community events both during her work and while on her own time, some of which are not her area of responsibility. She has received notoriety for her participation in such events, however humbly does not look for such attention.”

It is because of her dedication and devotion to the community she serves that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to name Sergeant Tryna McCaulley as its Police Officer of the Month for November 2019.


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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.


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In addition to providing funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and supporting the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties, the CPF proudly supports the following charities in accomplishing their mission.

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