Cleveland Division of Police Deputy to Retire After More Than 30 Years of Service - Update #283

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce that Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley is retiring after serving with the Cleveland Division of Police for over 30 years.  Deputy Chief McCaulley currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Administrative Operations, overseeing the Bureau of Communications and Property Control and the Bureau of Support Services, including the Communications Control Section, Logistics, Property, Personnel, Records and the Training Section. Click here to view McCaulley’s headshot.

“On behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I want to congratulate Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley for his appointment as the new Chief of Police for the Cleveland Clinic. I know that he will do a great job in his new position, just as he has done here for more than 30 years at the City of Cleveland,” said Mayor Jackson. “On a personal note, I worked with him when I first served as Councilman of Ward 5 on Cleveland City Council, when he was a Lieutenant over Vice in the old Fifth District. Deputy Chief McCaulley always demonstrated professionalism, dedication and commitment as he rose through the ranks in the Division of Police. I am confident that he will carry this with him in his position as Chief of Police for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.”

Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley previously served with the United States Marine Corps Reserves.  He was hired by the Cleveland Division of Police in June 1990, promoted to Sergeant in 1997 and to Lieutenant in 2000. In 2006, he was appointed to Commander by Mayor Jackson, overseeing the Bureau of Community Policing and then the Fourth Neighborhood Police District.  In 2015, Mayor Jackson again promoted McCaulley to Deputy Chief.

“I want to thank Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley for his service to the citizens of the City of Cleveland,” said Safety Director Howard.  “I look forward to continuing to work alongside him in his new role.”

Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley will officially retire from the Cleveland Division of Police on Feb. 15, 2021.  He will continue to serve the citizens of the City of Cleveland as the next Chief of Police of the Cleveland Clinic Police Department. 

“Deputy Chief Deon McCaulley is an excellent leader and although we are sad to see him leave the Cleveland Division of Police, we are pleased to know he will continue to serve alongside our members with an important law enforcement partner, the Cleveland Clinic Police Department,” said Chief Williams. “I wish Deon well and look forward to watching him further his career as Chief.”

An Acting Deputy Chief of Administration will be appointed until a new member of the Cleveland Division of Police Command Staff is selected.

Note: Feb. 4, 2021 COVID-19 numbers will be included in this evening’s daily media update.

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