Cleveland Police Foundation Announces Public Safety Survey

Seeking input from Cleveland residents and people who work in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (May 15, 2023)—The Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF), an independent fundraising group, aims to forge stronger ties between the community and police officers. As the official fundraising arm and fiduciary for the Cleveland Division of Police, CPF is distributing a public safety survey to its list of over 12,000 interested members of the community. It also promotes a link for Cleveland residents and workers to provide input. This feedback will help identify initiatives crucial for enhancing Cleveland’s safety, according to Dick Clough, CPF President.

“It is important to create a clear vision for our Foundation as we strive to bring the community and our police officers closer,” said Clough. “We are keen on understanding what Clevelanders consider essential: cultural transformation of police and community, police charities, community events, information and dialogue opportunities, various local safety initiatives, and more. CPF is an independent organization, separate from the City of Cleveland Division of Police. The support from our community is invaluable for several unfunded public safety and police officer initiatives. It is natural for the Cleveland Police Foundation to ask the community to help us prioritize. We can’t do this alone.”

Clough continues, “Our foundation has been the fiduciary for the Cultural Transformation Program, Shot Spotter, and career pipeline feeder programs. We also serve as the clearinghouse for all police charities, providing funding for police officers and their families when needed. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to visit our website, make a donation, and learn how we support the Cleveland Division of Police.”

Cleveland Police Charities include Cleveland Cops for Kids, Cleveland Police Athletic League, Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum, Cleveland Police Mounted Police Unit Charitable Trust, Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police, and the Cleveland Police Honor Guard. The Cleveland Police Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3), and all contributions are tax-deductible.

To donate, visit and click the Donate link on the home page or mail donations to: Cleveland Police Foundation, 2301 Payne Avenue, Suite 201, Cleveland, OH 44114.


The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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