Police Foundation Extends #weloveclevelandpolice Campaign and Contest Until Further Notice

The CPF hopes to encourage the community to think positively about police officers and the role they play in keeping us safe by extending this contest for the foreseeable future.

Cleveland, OH (September 29, 2023)—The Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF), an independent fundraising group established to be the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Division of Police, has just announced the extension of its social media campaign and contest with #weloveclevelandpolice as a social media hashtag until further notice, according to Dick Clough, CPF president.

Clough indicates that interested individuals should use the #weloveclevelandpolice hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Northeast Ohio residents can enter this revised monthly contest where you can share your good experience with Cleveland police officers by sending a photo or a brief story about your observation of Cleveland police in action to info@clevelandpolicefoundation.org or just post using the hashtag .

“We will make four awards soon to deserving entries from the summer months,” says Clough. “Because we want Clevelanders to join us as we salute our police officers every day. At the same time, we want to seek support for many unfunded initiatives and needs that police officers have, and the Cleveland Police Foundation can underwrite. What we can accomplish depends on the generosity of our community.”

According to the Foundation, participants must post photos or a brief story showcasing their appreciation for officers on our website or social media. It will find the submissions in either place. The images should include people posing with officers, police vehicles, or other relevant subjects. There are many great stories to tell about police officers. Winners will be announced during the last week of each month starting in October.

Gift cards include free attendance at theaters, restaurants, and other venues. The decision of the judges will be final.

Clough continued, “We are looking for stories of gratitude. We want the community to share personal stories about positive experiences with officers using the hashtag #weloveclevelandpolice.”

According to the foundation, it has been the fiduciary for the Cultural Transformation Program, Shot Spotter, and police officer feeder programs. It also serves as the clearing house for all police charities and provides funding for police officers and their families when the need arises. “Businesses and individuals should visit our website to make a donation and see how we support the Cleveland Division of Police,” Clough concluded.

The Cleveland Police Charities include Cleveland Cops for Kids, Cleveland Police Athletic League, Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum, Cleveland Police Mounted Police Unit Charitable Trust, Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police, and the Cleveland Police Honor Guard.

The Cleveland Police Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are tax deductible. Only 10% of every contributed dollar is spent on administration.

For more information, visit www.clevelandpolicefoundation.org and go to the Donate link on the home page or mail donations to: Cleveland Police Foundation, 2301 Payne Avenue, Suite 201, Cleveland OH 44114.

About the Cleveland Police Foundation

The Cleveland Police Foundation is an alliance of business and civic leaders, law enforcement organizations and individuals committed to the ideal that an educated, well-trained and modernly equipped law enforcement agency leads to a safer community. Our mission is to strengthen the bonds between the Cleveland Division of Police and the citizens it serves, working together to make our city safer. To accomplish this goal, the CPF works proactively to support and invest in programs, community policing initiatives and events that foster stronger relationships between citizens, the police officers and police charities. The Cleveland Police Foundation was incorporated July 7, 2005 and is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible and only 10% of every dollar is spent on administration. For more information, visit www.clevelandpolicefoundation.org or write info@clevelandpolicefoundation.org.


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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