The Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Patrol Officer Tamara Smith as the December 2022 Police Officer of the Month.
This month’s Cleveland Police Foundation’s Police Officer of the Month, Patrol Officer Tamara Smith, is a hard working and dedicated officer who still finds time in a busy schedule to spend time with the youth of the community.
Officer Smith volunteered to coach the PAL Team during the NIKE/PAL Summer Basketball League held at Cudell Recreation Center this past year. Although she worked night shift, she gave up some of her sleep to coach for six weeks and mentor the young ladies on her team. Tamara’s love for basketball, having played in high school and college, and for youngsters was a perfect combination.
When reached for comment Executive Director of PAL, retired CPD Sergeant Bob Kumazec, stated “Tamara is an outstanding person, we feel so lucky to have her as one of our PAL officers, the girls loved and respected her.”
It is because of her dedication and devotion to both her job and the community that the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to name Patrol Officer Tamara Smith our Police Officer of the Month for December 2022.
Nominated by CPD Retired Sergeant Bob Kumazec