CPF Awarded Grant To Prevent Accidental Crib Deaths

BabiesIn an effort to alleviate infant sleep related fatalities, the CPF is partnering with the Division of Police and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on a pilot program, known as “Cops & Cribs.”

The Cops & Cribs grant was awarded to fund the program’s implementation in the City’s 4th and 5th Neighborhood Police Districts. The funding for 40 cribs is expected soon and will enable police officers to distribute them into at-risk homes while also delivering a safe sleep message. A training video is provided for the officers in order to be aware of the risk factors and what to look for in the course of their duties.

This crucial initiative will help to strengthen the bonds between police officers and citizens, and most importantly save infant lives.


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