Newsletter - January 2015

Members of the CPD continue giving back to the community.
As 2014 came to a close, the brave men and women who serve with the Cleveland Division of Police again excelled in giving back to the community.
Here are a few of the stories of officers going above and beyond the call of duty. These are just a sampling of the numerous acts of kindness shown by Cleveland police officers during this holiday season. There are countless others throughout the year, all done in the course of their duties with little or no fanfare, nor expecting any recognition.

The Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to bring some of them to light.

* Partnering Helps Triplets Cope With Tragic Loss
* CPF Partners w/CPD Domestic Violence Unit to Help a Family
Helping a Family Victimized By Christmas Burglary
* Random Acts of Kindness
* PAL Holiday Christmas Party
* Harley Davidson Toy Drive

* Foundation Partners with the Fourth District Police and Santa Claus
* 1st District Officers Deliver Bicycles to Kids in Need

CPF Provides Boxing Ring for PAL Youth Program
It was a festive mood at Estabrook Recreation Center on Monday, December 15, 2014 as the highly anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the new boxing ring donated to the PAL Youth Boxing Program by the Cleveland Police more


Police Fatalities Rise 24% in 2014
According to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) in Washington, D.C., disturbing preliminary reports are that at the close of 2014 a total of 126 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. “Law Enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24 percent in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths, based on preliminary data compiled and released on December 30, 2014 by the NLEOMF.” more


Employees At Progressive Insurance Extend Good Karma
     In December 2014 employees of the Creative Business Operations Team at Progressive Insurance in partnership with the Cleveland Police Foundation and the Cleveland Cops For Kids program brightened Christmas for a family in need.
     The team collected donations, shopped for and wrapped gifts, and donated money for food and clothing. This was the second consecutive year that they adopted a family in need for Christmas.
      They joined with members of the Bureau of Community Policing and the 2nd Neighborhood Police District at the family's home when the gifts were delivered.
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      Our sincere thanks to everyone at the Creative Business Operations Team at Progressive Insurance for extending their good karma to others by their generosity in giving back to the community.
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Wishing all our Community Partners, Friends and Supporters a very Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!!

You’re Just a Cop – For What It’s Worth
An important part of the mission of the Cleveland Police Foundation is supporting our police officers and assisting them in ways that help them better perform their duties. We encourage you to support our courageous law enforcement officers who have the fortitude to serve. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, and especially if you’re on the fence, we encourage you to take a couple minutes to read this article.
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CPF Supports Officer Health and Fitness
Christmas came a little early for the Cleveland Division of Police Second District as a brand new treadmill was delivered to their gym this week.

On Thursday, January 8, the Cleveland Police Foundation, Community Policing Unit, and First District visited the kids at MetroHealth Hospital's Pediatric Unit. The officers passed out Cleveland Cops for Kids Teddy Bears and Cleveland Police Foundation Bears, along with Junior Police Badges to about 30 children and their families. Thank you MetroHealth for allowing us the honor and pleasure to come and spread a little joy to these wonderful children and their families.
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