Mayor Frank G. Jackson Administers Oath of Office to 11 Cleveland Division of Police Officers

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One Commander, two Captains and eight Sergeants

CLEVELAND –Mayor Frank G. Jackson today administered the oath of office to 11 supervisors in the Cleveland Division of Police. One member was promoted from lieutenant to commander; two were promoted from lieutenant to captain; and eight from patrol officer to sergeant. View photos from today’s ceremony.

Those promoted participated in a civil service examination administered 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.

The role of Commander:

    • Commanders of Police are distinguished by a gold oak leaf on each shoulder
    • Commanders serve in a command capacity and report to their respective Deputy Chief of Police
    • Commanders work closely with those under their command and with members of City Council and the citizens of the City of Cleveland
    • Commanders MUST be well versed in applicable federal laws, state statutes and municipal ordinances, as well as possess an acute knowledge of the written directives of the Division of Police
    • Commanders are expected to provide the leadership needed for accomplishing the goals and the mission of the Division

The role of Captain:

    • Captains of Police are distinguished by TWO gold bars on each shoulder
    • Captains serve in an executive capacity and work closely with the leaders of Districts or Bureaus, and often provide relief for commanding officers during their absence
    • Captains MUST be well-versed in applicable federal laws, state statutes and municipal ordinances, as well as possess an acute knowledge of the written directives of the Division of Police
    • Captains are expected to provide the leadership needed for accomplishing the goals and the mission of the Division

The role of Sergeant: 

    • Sergeants are identified by three stripes on each sleeve; sergeants are considered superior officers and must conduct themselves in a manner that earns respect from those they command as well as the public
    • Sergeants take on a tremendous responsibility for the Cleveland Division of Police, as it is the sergeant who plans, supervises, and reviews the work of our officers to ensure superior services to our citizens are delivered
    • Sergeants interpret, convey and ensure implementation of the Division’s policies and directives coming from the Chief of Police. Sergeants will respond to critical incidents, and must be able to make quick and sound decisions
    • Sergeants must effectively communicate instructions to others while assuming the role of incident commander often during the most volatile stages of an incident

Promoted to Captain were:

Lieutenant               Brian Carney                       #6127

Lieutenant               Brian McEntee                    #8503

Promoted to Sergeant were:

Patrol Officer           Michael Moctezuma           #734

Patrol Officer           Emmanuel Velez                #912

Patrol Officer           Stephan Williams               #1043

Patrol Officer           Charles Boddy                     #1095

Patrol Officer           Marcus Cloud                      #1158

Patrol Officer           Rick Stone                            #2039

Patrol Officer           Brian Pfeuffer                      #2296

Patrol Officer           Michael Schroeder              # 2353 

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