Division of Police

Police Promotion Ceremony

Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to 11 supervisors in the Cleveland Division of Police in Cleveland City Hall. One was promoted from lieutenant to commander; two were promoted from lieutenant to captain; and eight from patrol officer to sergeant. Those promoted completed a civil service examination in April 2018. The supervisors will attend supervisory training within the Cleveland Police Training Section in the coming weeks. The supervisors will then be assigned to the Patrol Section within the five neighborhood police districts or to specialized units within the Division of Police

  • A Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie Howard, and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams on Violent Crime

    Gun violence and violent crime is on the rise. This holiday weekend specifically, the city of Cleveland has seen a large number of incidents involving shootings and tragically, three people killed. There is no excuse for this violent activity and police are actively pursuing the perpetrators. We remind citizens to do their part. If you see something, say something. Anyone with crime tips is asked to call police. Anonymous information can be provided via Crime Stoppers by calling 216-25-CRIME.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

Accidents and crime are never convenient, but now making police reports and accessing information can be done from work, home, or virtually any place that has Internet access.

Report a Crime: For filing police reports for some of the most common types of property damage or theft incidents -Click Here

Crime Statistics: Current Police stats from 01/01/2018 to 02/15/2019 -Click Here

Search Crime Data Map: Area crime statistics -Click Here

Accident Reports: Online accident reports  -Click Here

Warrant Reports: Police warrant report -Click Here

CPD Crime Analysis Unit

Missing Persons Website

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of any of the missing persons listed in the above report is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police at 216.621.1234.

All information contained in this report is public record and made available solely to aid the public. Information contained in this report reflects data in the Cleveland Police Records Management System at the time of report production.

Because information can change quickly, and there may be gaps in data received, the City of Cleveland Division of Police makes no representation, either express or implied, that the information in this report is complete or accurate.

Related Publications

What to Expect from Police

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06/28/2019 - Cleveland Police Officer Suspended
06/28/2019 - MEDIA ALERT: City of Cleveland Announces Installation of More than 60,000 LED Streetlights in City Neighborhoods
06/27/2019 - Enjoy a Safe & Happy Fourth of July
06/20/2019 - City of Cleveland, Major League Baseball, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Cleveland Indians Announce Safety and Logistical Information Prior to the start of the 2019 All-Star Game Week
06/06/2019 - Cleveland Police Officer Will Not Be Charged Criminally
04/12/2019 - Cleveland Police Officer Suspended
03/27/2019 - Mayor Frank G. Jackson Administers Oath of Office to 11 Cleveland Division of Police Officers
03/27/2019 - Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Indians 2019 Season Home Opener April 1
03/26/2019 - Media Advisory: Mayor Frank G. Jackson Administers Oath of Office to 11 Members of the Cleveland Division of Police
03/14/2019 - 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
02/20/2019 - Police Announce Arrest in Downtown Sexual Assault
02/08/2019 - The 142nd Cleveland Police Academy Graduates 47 Officers and One Fire Investigator
02/04/2019 - UPDATE: Cleveland Police Officer Charged with 11 Counts of Solicitation of Prostitution
01/18/2019 - 141st Cleveland Police Academy Graduates 37 Officers
01/08/2019 - City of Cleveland Seeks Applicant for Civilian Police Review Board Vacancy
12/26/2018 - Mayor Jackson Promotes 24 Cleveland Police Officers
12/19/2018 - Mayor Jackson Promotes 22 Cleveland Police Officers
12/18/2018 - Media Advisory CORRECTION: Cleveland Division of Police Promotion Ceremony Dec. 19
12/18/2018 - Mayor Jackson Swears-In Three Police Commanders
12/13/2018 - Media Advisory: Cleveland Division of Police Awards Ceremony Dec. 13

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The Cleveland Division of Police Inspector General has been appointed by the Mayor into the classified service of the City and reports directly to the Chief of Police.
The Office of the Inspector General assists the Division with the following tasks:

  • Reviewing policies and practices for compliance issues and to determine whether they promote officer and public safety.
  • Auditing policy compliance.
  • Investigating and analyzing trends, including making recommendations for reform concerning policies, procedures, practices, training and equipment to improve service and accountability.
  • Analyzing the investigations conducted by the Office of Professional Standards.
  • Analyzing and assessing disciplinary trends.

Reports and recommendations for reform are made public.

Persons wishing to file a complaint regarding a member of the Division should consult this page: Complaint Process.


  • Christopher Paul Viland, Esq., Inspector General

    Christopher Viland was appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams on September 3, 2019 and given the task of starting up a new office. Mr. Viland comes to the City of Cleveland with an extensive background in law enforcement including having served as the Chief of Police in Solon, Ohio, the President of the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association, and as an appointee of Ohio Governor as a Commissioner on the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. He obtained his J.D. summa cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, has practiced as a private attorney and served as a magistrate with the Bedford MunicipalCourt. His private law practices have dealt with governmental relations and federal civil rights actions.

  • Deputy Inspector General / Senior Policy Analyst


  • Executive Assistant / Paralegal


OIG Publications

2020 Work Plan / Office of the Inspector General (coming soon)