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Calvin D. Williams is the City of Cleveland’s 40th Chief of Police.  Chief Williams was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police on February 24, 1986.  In 1989, he was assigned to the SWAT Unit where he served for nine years. Williams was promoted to Sergeant in July 1997 and became the SWAT Unit Supervisor, a position he held for two years.  Chief Williams has also served as the supervisor of both the Vice Unit in the Fourth District and the Fugitive Unit.  In 2005, Chief Williams became the Cleveland Police Liaison to the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and was promoted to Commander of the Third District in March of 2006.  Then in September of 2011, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Field Operations where he was responsible for the oversight, management and efficiency of the five Neighborhood Police Districts, the Bureau of Community Policing, the Bureau of Traffic and the Office of Special Events for the Division.  For the past nine years, Chief Williams has coached youth football, leading the Sims Raiders in the Cleveland Muny League. When he has free time, the Chief golfs, a sport he took up about four years ago.

Carolyn M. Williams is the Assistant Vice President serving as Director of Law Enforcement for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Director Williams has been in this position for approximately two 1⁄2 years. She is a native of Chicago, Illinois and attended undergraduate school at George Williams College in Downers Grove, Illinois and graduated school at The American University in Washington, DC. After graduating college, she relocated to Montclair, New Jersey to work for the Montclair YMCA for approximately 8 years. She entered into service with the United States Department of Justice – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on July 1, 1990 as a Special Agent – Criminal Investigator. Director Williams retired from ATF in 2011 after 21 years of distinguished service. In her last assignment with ATF, she was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Newark Field Division where she was second in command for the State of New Jersey. She is the recipient of numerous to include the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented by the former United States Senator of New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton; the Essex County Sheriff’s Office – Distinguished Service Award; Outstanding Young Women in America;
Appreciation Awards from the United States Secret Service, the United States Attorney’s Office, The Marshals Service; The Secret Service; The US Postal Service; The New York State Police and the Nassau County Police Department’s Outstanding Leadership Award. Director Williams is a life member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., where she has served 10 years as the National Corporate Liaison and has provided Executive Details for the past three National Presidents; She is a life member of the NAACP where she was the recipient of the President’s award; Director Williams
is a 24 year active member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives,(NOBLE), where she is also a life member and has served three distinctive terms as the Special Assistant to the National President as part of the Executive Board. Since March of 2013, Director Williams reactivated and has been serving as the President of the NOBLE Greater Cleveland Chapter. She has worked and lived in Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Washington, DC and is now a proud resident of Ohio.

Clayton Harris is Chief of Police and Vice President of the Campus Police & Security Services Department at Cuyahoga Community College, the largest community college in the State of  Ohio. As Chief, Clayton Harris is responsible for the police department, central dispatch, advanced law enforcement training, the parking department and the overall safety and security of the college’s students, employees, and visitors. Clayton’s educational background includes
an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Law Enforcement from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ohio University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. Clayton is also a graduate of the United States Department of Justice National FBI Academy. His 30 plus years of law enforcement include leadership roles in numerous and diverse law enforcement associations including: Past President of the Cleveland chapter of N.O.B.L.E., Past President of Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association, the State of Ohio Amber Alert Steering Committee, State of Ohio Regional Coordinator for the Child Abduction Response Team and the City of Cleveland’s Diversity Task Force and Anti-Crime
Commission.

Steven Hammett is the Chief of Police for the University Heights Police Department in University Heights, Ohio.  Chief Hammett has served in this position for three years.  Chief Hammett was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  Prior to being appointed as Chief of Police for the UHPD, Chief Hammett was employed with the Shaker Heights Police Department for 21 years, rising through the ranks to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.  Prior to joining the SHPD, Chief Hammett spent four years with the Cleveland Heights Police Department as a patrolman.  Chief Hammett is a 2002 graduate of the FBI National Academy.  In addition, he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and possesses a Liberal Arts Degree.

Education

Attended University of Akron Criminal Justice/Political Science

Attended/Graduated Ohio State Highway Basic Police Academy

 

Law Enforcement History

December 1998-April 2001-Patrol Officer East Cleveland Police Department

April 2001-September 2006-General Duty/Homicide Detective East Cleveland Police Department

September 2006-October 2007-FTO/Detective Case Western Reserve University Police Department

October 2007-October 2016-Sergeant Case Western Reserve University Police Department

October 2016-Present-Chief of Police Case Western Reserve University Police Department

 

Groups: Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

Prince Hall Mason-William T. Boyd Lodge #79

Chief Gary Lewis Jr., was sworn-in at Cleveland State University Police Department in September 2015 and brings 24 years of law enforcement experience with him. Prior to joining CSUPD, Chief Lewis retired from the rank and file with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a Commander then spent over two years in media relations at The Ohio State University. Chief Lewis has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and is an FBI National Academy #212 graduate. Gary is the father of four sons, Cameron, Gary lll, Nathanael and Ross.

Chief Mason was hired as a dispatcher for Cuyahoga Community College for their police department.  Which began a tenure of service as a Police Officer in 1982 until her retirement from the College in 2009, where she’d been promoted from Police Officer, to positions of leadership as a Sergeant, Captain, and a Commander.  Besides serving the College and greater community as a Law Enforcement Officer in the cities of Woodmere Village, Bedford and East Cleveland Chief Mason was also an entrepreneur as the Owner of RAN Security Services, Inc. and Academy Commander for RAN Training Academy, in which she worked with federal, county, and local businesses and political officials to secure contracts and provide a varied degree of protective services and personnel for visiting dignitaries, valuable property, and celebrities visiting the City of Cleveland.  In between her travels, political, community and charitable activities with her professional memberships and church, she is also a Mixed Martial Arts Judge for events across the State of Ohio.

Anthony H. Jackson is the Director of the Public Safety Institute at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland Ohio He has over 41 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to joining Tri-C, he had been the Chief of Police for the nationally accredited Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department (CMHAPD) since May 1994 (retired 2006), where he managed a budget of over $9 million.  Anthony has been credited with transforming CMHAPD into a highly respected and professional law enforcement agency by guiding it to become one (1) of only six (6) state certified public housing police departments in the entire nation to attain national law enforcement accreditation in 1998. On local, state, and national levels, Anthony stands out as a strong and highly respected leader. He has received notable accomplishments in obtaining sought after partnerships and mutual aid agreements with local
agencies and businesses in the Cleveland metropolitan area. Anthony also had an extensive career with the Cleveland Police Department starting in 1973 where he achieved the rank of Commander.  Anthony’s valued leadership style is reflective in his ability to develop, implement and promote effective strategies and goals which contribute to the growth and success of the Public Safety Institute at Cuyahoga Community College.

Antonio F. Stitt is the Chief of Police for The Village of Highland Hills Police Department. Chief Stitt, has been in this position for seven years. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He later graduated from Airco Technical Welding, and worked at various places, including Lincoln Electric as a state certified welder until leaving to attend and graduate from the Cleveland Heights Police Academy. Chief Stitt was hired by the Highland Hills Police Department in 1993.      During his law enforcement career, Chief Stitt attended numerous training classes geared towards executive leadership. Afterwards, he developed a passion for coaching and mentoring family members on ways to improve the family structure, which he believes will ultimately reduce crime in all communities. As a result, Chief Stitt founded the corporation “Shield & Buckler Coaching and Mentoring”, and has written and published a number of books on the topics of parenting, improving the family structure, and executive leadership.

Chief Clifford Pinkney has nearly 24 years of service and experience at the Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department. He is the first minority promoted to this position at Cuyahoga County.  Chief Pinkney was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and he attended The Ohio State University. Chief Pinkney has been a member ofNOBLE since 2007 and he is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 249. He has been assigned to the FBI Gang Task Force and the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force as well as worked with DEA, HIDTA, and many of theLocal, State, and Federal Agencies.  Chief Pinkney has completed several Leadership and Management courses and schools over his
tenure at the Sheriffs Department. He is also a member of the Ohio Investigators Association (OIA), the International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association (CCPCA), and the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA). In his spare time he is the Vice President of USA Boxing Lake Erie Association where he works as a referee and Judge. He also volunteers as a Youth Basketball Coach.

Andrés González was appointed Chief of Police of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) on April 16, 2007. Chief Gonzalez is a 33 year veteran who began his law enforcement career with the City of Cleveland Division of Police. He worked his way through the ranks of Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He served eight (8) years as Commander of the Cleveland Police Third Neighborhood District which encompassed various diverse neighborhoods, the central business district and entertainment district. He is the first Hispanic to be appointed police chief of a political subdivision in Cuyahoga County.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the United States Attorney General William French Award and the Ohio Distinguished Service Medal granted by the Ohio Attorney General. He is the 2014 recipient of the Michael J Kelly award given by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police recognizing him for leadership, excellence, innovation and creativity.

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Leadership College. He graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland State University with a degree in Urban Studies concentrating in Public Administration. He is the co-founder and past president of the Friends of DARE, Inc., a not for profit charitable organization to support and enhance DARE programs in northeast Ohio.  Chief González serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, The Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, and the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member to the State of Ohio Family Violence Prevention Center and the Ohio Executive Institute Committee.

Chief González is a proven senior executive who has successfully interfaced with all aspects of the justice system. He has over 20 years of progressive experience in leadership, management and supervision. He fluently reads, speaks and writes Spanish.

David Easthon is a thirty-three (40) year law enforcement veteran. He started his career in 1974 as a deputy sheriff with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office in Chardon, Ohio. During his fourteen (14) year tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Easthon served as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and jail administrator.

David Easthon was appointed as the Chief of Police in Middlefield, Ohio in 1988 until his retirement in November of 2004. While serving as chief, he was a multi – year president of the Geauga County Police Chief’s Association and served on many Geauga County law enforcement and public service committees.

In February of 2005, David Easthon was appointed as a Commander in the Cleveland Clinic Police Department. On 21 April, 2011, David Easthon was appointed as Chief of Police and currently serves in that position.

David Easthon is a graduate of the 131st Session of the FBI National Academy. He is a Past President of the Ohio Chapter. In 2001, David Easthon was appointed and subsequently elected to the Executive Board of the FBI National Academy Associates.   He served as the Association President in 2006. While serving as the Association President, David Easthon traveled across the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia, to organize national and international chapters and to promote and facilitate training and professional networks. While traveling on behalf of the association, David Easthon developed a professional and social network of law enforcement executives shared by few in law enforcement.   As past president, David Easthon is called upon to serve on ad-hoc committees or as a historical reference for the association.

David Easthon is also a graduate of the distinguished FBI LEEDS Seminar and the Canadian Police College’s Executive Development Course, the Canadian equivalent of the FBI National Academy.   He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement.

David Easthon has been has been the recipient of numerous awards for exemplary and outstanding meritorious service from law enforcement, local and state public service agencies and the Geauga County Bar Association. In July of 2007 David Easthon was awarded the FBI National Academy Associates’ highest honor, a resolution for dedicated service, outstanding leadership and enthusiastic commitment to the FBINAA. In October of 2007 David Easthon was selected as the Ohio Chapter of the FBI National Academy’s Member of The Year. David Easthon is also one of the first recipients of the Cleveland Clinic’s Tier III Caregiver award.