142nd Cleveland Police Academy Class Begins July 2

Friday, June 29, 2018

New Recruits Are Part of Mayor Jackson’s Plan to Hire 250 Officers by Early 2019

CLEVELAND - Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce the start of the 142nd class of the Cleveland Division of Police Academy on Monday, July 2, 2018. 

“These new police officers will be essential to preserving safety in neighborhoods throughout the city,” said Mayor Jackson. “Their service to the City of Cleveland is an invaluable part of our strategy to make our streets safer.” 

The male and female recruits were selected from a civil service exam for the Patrol Officer position. Candidates underwent a number tests and a comprehensive background check before receiving 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 our future officers to be responsive to the needs of our community. 

Due to budget enhancements made possible by the passage of Issue 32, the Division of Police plans to hire 150 police officers in 2018 and an additional 100 officers in the first quarter of 2019. This will expand the ranks from under 1,500 sworn members to more than 1,600 officers. The Division is scheduled to hold four academy classes throughout 2018. Those who wish to apply may do so by completing an application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland.