144th Cleveland Police Academy Has Begun

The recruits were selected from a Civil Service exam for the position of patrol officer administered in 2018. Candidates underwent several tests and a comprehensive background check before being given 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 the community. When the cadets graduate, they will be placed in police districts throughout the city’s neighborhoods.