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CPF Newsletter Issue 2

The word partner in police work has a special and sometimes different meaning. To police officers working the street, it’s a relationship that only law enforcement officers can truly understand.

Your partner has your back … at that most critical time, when things can go from ordinary to surreal in milliseconds. You work together, know each other’s moves, and how each will react without having to think about it. Good communication is critical to a successful outcome..

Paramount to officer safety and effective police work are our “wireless” partners in the communications center. There are also animal partners… canine and equine. All of these partnerships further good police work, safety, and service to the community, forging friendships and positive relationships with citizens. Effective communication is critically intertwined throughout it all. Another partner that may sometimes be taken for granted are the citizens, businesses and organizations, which get involved and do their part in making our community safer..

A critical element of all partnering is communication. “The Partner.” will serve as one of the methods that the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) will use to foster positive relationships, team building with the Cleveland Division of Police, the community and police charities…. all joining together for a safer community.

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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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