July 2023 Newsletter: Urgent Appeal to Strengthen Cleveland’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ Amid Crisis

July 2023 - The Partner

July’s edition of the Cleveland Police Foundation newsletter brings to the forefront a pressing call for support to fortify Cleveland’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ amidst a concerning public safety crisis. The detailed account emphasizes the harsh realities unfolding, from a spike in crime to an alarming shortage of officers. It invites the community to become a Friend of the Cleveland Police Foundation, an initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the police and the citizens they valiantly serve.

The newsletter also covers a variety of heartwarming and impactful stories –

  • The success of the Cops for Kids Fishing Event 2023, a day filled with fishing, camaraderie between the police and the youth, showcasing the importance of community engagement.
  • A touching display of compassion by four dedicated detectives, showing empathy and understanding during a family’s time of grief.
  • Gratitude towards Mr. Jay Lucarelli for his generous support, recognizing him as the Community Partner of the Month for June 2023.
  • The ongoing Leadership in Action campaign, with Executive Director Rick DeChant sharing insights on the radio about collaborative efforts to combat crime and foster a safe environment.

Dive deeper into these stories, discover more about the commendable efforts by our officers, and learn how you can play a part in enhancing public safety by reading the full newsletter here. Together, we can make a significant difference in forging a safer Cleveland.


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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