Cleveland State University has been certified by the state of Ohio for adopting new standards in community-police relations. The criteria, developed by the Ohio Collaborative Community Police-Advisory Board, seek to strengthen collaboration and understanding between police departments and the surrounding neighborhoods and include new standards regarding use of force, agency recruitment and hiring.
“The Cleveland State University Police Department is honored to receive this acknowledgement from the state of Ohio and is committed to enhancing relations between our office and the citizens we are sworn to protect,” says Gary Lewis, CSU Police Chief.
The Ohio Collaborative Community Police-Advisory Board was created in 2014 to assist individual police departments in enhancing community relations while also developing new statewide standards for recruitment and use of force.
For more information on the Collaborative, the certification process for law enforcement and the complete list of agencies who have been certified, please visit: http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/ohiocollaborative.