According to his immediate supervisors, PO Antonio Andino is an exemplary police officer who engages in community policing on a daily basis. Part of his approach to policing the community is accomplished in a unique way. Before becoming an officer he worked as a barber – and now donates his time to the kids in the 4th District by giving them professional haircuts because he feels in order to excel in school you have to look sharp. He gave haircuts to students at Charles Dickens Elementary during a recent community event, “Literacy in the Hood,” and all the kids left with confidence and smiles on their faces.
When asked about PO Andino and his efforts, Lt. Brian McEntee of the 4th District stated, “He is an excellent officer and besides donating his time to giving haircuts, he likes to engage the community and promotes citizen and police officer interaction. He is a true community policing officer and is an invaluable asset to the Cleveland Division of Police.” For his commitment to the community and especially to our children the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize PO Antonio Andino as the Police Officer of the Month for October 2017.