136th Cleveland Police Academy Reports for Duty

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cleveland Police Seeks Applicants for Patrol Officer

CLEVELAND – Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath, and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce the start of the 136th Police Academy class as 50 new recruits prepare for training. The recruits will arrive at the city’s Municipal Lot on Monday, September 26, 2016 in order to be transported to Columbus, Ohio for instruction at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.

“I would like to congratulate the Division’s new recruits and wish them luck on their journey,” said Mayor Jackson. “This is the first step towards becoming a Cleveland Police Officer and understanding the challenges associated with policing in an urban environment.”

“The 136th is the second Cleveland Division of Police academy class to begin training with law enforcement partners at the Ohio State Highway Patrol,” said Chief Williams. “In addition to this class, the Division of Police is seeking applicants to create future classes and serve their community.”

The Division of Police is currently seeking young, energetic, motivated men and women to join their ranks as a Patrol Officer. Interested applicants may visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/ for more information.

The recruits will graduate from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in February, 2017. They will then return to Cleveland to finish training with the Cleveland Division of Police Academy. This last portion of training is expected to last six to eight weeks.

Those attending the academy were selected from a Civil Service exam for the position of Patrol Officer administered in February, 2015. Candidates underwent a battery of tests and a comprehensive background check before being tendered a conditional offer of employment. Those selected will be given over 1100 hours of instruction in police tactics, criminal law, community diversity and crisis intervention training. Cleveland Police recruits will receive training specifically to prepare future officers to be responsive to the needs of their community.