Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief Calvin D. Williams Call for Community Participation in Combating Violent Crimes

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CLEVELAND –   A joint statement to the community from Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams: 

“This time of year, we find ourselves dealing with an unfortunate truth – incidents of violent crime in Cleveland tend to increase during the summer months. Since the tragic homicide of 9-year-old Saniyah Nicholson on June 20, 2018, the City has had five homicides and seven shootings. Sadly, these incidents continue to happen in our neighborhoods, to our families, our friends and our children. Incidents of violence will continue to occur unless we immediately report crime when it happens in our neighborhoods. We must assist the many different law enforcement agencies working to keep our neighborhoods safe.

We’ve said it before, crime is a symptom of a greater ill and we must address it holistically.  The City of Cleveland is working to add additional officers, build stronger relationships with our local and national law enforcement partners, create new community programs and offer more support services for our youth. Yet, in order to address the immediacy of crime, we must do it collectively. We are calling on you to do your part, make an effort to learn more about the police district covering our neighborhoods, meet your district commanders, report the individuals perpetuating crime and take an active role in helping protect our community.

Cleveland belongs to all of us. Make it safer. Report crime.”

Download and learn more about being active in your community:
View the links to the District Maps (zoom in to find a street)
Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your own community
Get to know your district commanders. 

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