PROGRESS UPDATE FROM CHIEF ANNETTE MECKLENBURG TO CITY COUNCIL ON POLICING POLICIES (July 15, 2020)
Trust between the Cleveland Heights Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve is essential in the City of Cleveland Heights. Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Police Department pledges to establish and maintain high performance standards to ensure public confidence and trust. We encourage and expect the participation of the community and City leaders in facilitating solutions to issues of mutual concern. We solicit and welcome contributions from all members of our community and we support a climate of mutual trust and respect.
In light of recent events, the Police Department wants to reassure all our residents that we are committed to striving toward the best practices in law enforcement. We are committed to keeping the community informed about the progress we are making and providing updates along the way. The following are intended to highlight the efforts the Police Department is currently focused on and when we expect to complete these initiatives.
Statements of Purpose
It is expected that these updated requirements will become part of the Use of Force Policy within the next couple of weeks and Officers will receive training on them thereafter.
The Policy is currently under the review by the Law Department and upon approval, all police officers will receive training on the mandates outlined in the policy.
Hiring and Recruitment
Mental Health & Wellness of Police Officers