Annually the City of Cleveland hosts “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events in each of the city’s five police districts. The goal is to engage residents and law enforcement personnel in a relaxed environment. We want youngsters to get to know the men and women who are tasked with protecting them and to begin to see them as a friend and a resource.
It is also meant as an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to develop relationships with residents and young people. An attempt to humanize all parties in an effort to reduce conflict and increase cooperation and confidence.
This year we are seeking to engage youth through the “Super Hero Crime Fighter Design Contest.” This contest hopes to give our young people an opportunity to create their vision of what a crime-fighting super hero looks like. The winning designs will be incorporated into a logo/design for future “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events. Below you will find the rules and regulations for the contest. Hard copies of this information will be available at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers, and Cleveland City Hall Room 6. For more information please call 216-664-3447.
Criteria for Participation
- Youth must reside in the City of Cleveland
- Youth must be eight (8) years of age by June 12, 2017, and must not be older than thirteen (13) years of age by June 12, 2017.
- Each entry must be the original work of one child;
- One submission per child.
- Designs may be horizontal or vertical.
- Any 2D art medium may be used (crayon, markers, colored pencil, etc.) Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.)
- Words and numbers may be included in the design
- Be creative! Please do not use copyrighted art, logos, etc.
- The contest runs until July 14 and is open to children ages 8-13
- All entries are due by 4 pm on July 21. Return your entry to City of Cleveland, Community Relations Board, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room #, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
- A winner will be selected by the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Community in two categories Ages 8-10 and 11-13 for each of the City’s five (5) Police Districts.
- Winners will be notified by phone by July 28. The winning designs will be incorporated into an overall Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Design for the 2018 event
- All winners will receive a certificate as well as the publication of their design.
Age: __________ Phone: __________________________
All entries become the property of the City of Cleveland and may be reproduced for public distribution,
and posted online. The City of Cleveland may use each winner’s name, design, and photograph for publicity purposes.
Parent/Guardian signature: _____________________________________
CPD officers to play exhibition baseball game with Cleveland Youth as part of Major League Baseball’s “PlayBall” Initiative
CLEVELAND – On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Cleveland residents are invited to participate in Mayor Jackson’s 32nd annual “Night out Against Crime”. The “Night out Against Crime” is an opportunity for Clevelanders to come together as One Cleveland and strengthen their communities. “Night out Against Crime” events will occur in each of the city’s four police districts with the main event taking place at League Park on 6601 Lexington Ave from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on August 4.
Highlighting this year’s “Night out against Crime” event will be an exhibition baseball game played at the historic League Park between Cleveland Police Officers and youth from the City of Cleveland’s youth baseball league with support from the Cleveland Indians. The exhibition game is being played as a part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative. The month of August has been designated as “Play Ball Month” in cities nationwide. US Mayors are implementing the initiative in their respective city with the goal of strengthening bonds between families and
communities with baseball through baseball-related activities.
Neighborhood District events will be held from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at each of the locations listed below and will feature police and public safety vehicles, free health screenings, refreshments and activities for the entire family!
Additional Neighborhood Event Locations:
• 1st District – Jefferson Park, W. 132nd & Lorain
• 2nd District – Steelyard Commons, I-71/Jennings Freeway
• 3rd District – King Kennedy, E. 64th & Bundy Dr.
• 4th District – Life Skills (Parking lot), 12201 Larchmere Rd.
For more information, call 216-664-3290. The “Night out Against Crime” events are sponsored by Cleveland Public Power (CPP), City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, Cleveland Airport System and Cleveland Water.
Shine a Light on Crime, one Block at a Time
The Cleveland Police helicopter will be on site just as it was last year when this young man was given a tour.
CLEVELAND – On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Cleveland residents are invited to participate in Mayor Jackson’s 31st annual “Night out Against Crime”. The “Night out Against Crime” is an opportunity for Clevelanders to come together in order to shine a light on crime, one block at a time and take a stand against violence and other types of crimes in their communities. Events will be held throughout the city featuring police and public safety vehicles, free health screenings, refreshments and activities for the entire family! The main event will occur at Kerruish Park on August 5, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. In addition to the main event, various locations throughout the city’s neighborhoods will hold their own “Night out Against Crime” from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Additional Neighborhood Event Locations:
- 1st District – Cudell Recreation Center, 1810 West Boulevard
- 2nd District – Steelyard Commons, I-71/Jennings Freeway
- 3rd District – Humphrey Park
- 4th District – E. 65th & Fullerton Avenue
For more information, call 216-664-3290. “Night Out Against Crime” events are sponsored by Cleveland Public Power (CPP), City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, Cleveland Airport System and Cleveland Water.