Photo essay and thoughts on Coventry Village

Photos by Robert N. Brown
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Robert Brown is a city planning consultant of note. Named a Fellow of the American Institute of City Planners (FAIP) and recipient of APA’s national award for excellence in comprehensive planning, he served for a decade as the Director of Planning for the City of Cleveland. During that time he prepared Cleveland’s Civic Vision 2000 Citywide Plan […]

Sycamore Trees

some tree
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The side streets in my part of the Heights were developed in the early 20th century and lined with sycamore trees – notable for their sloughing bark and brittle wood. In winter, their trunks are classic winter camo – a mix of white and heather and brown. In fall, they still wear the olive version. […]

Citizens Police Academy – Part VI: Juvenile Diversion Program

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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

Citizens Police Academy

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In August-September 2014, the Cleveland Heights Police Department and the Cleveland Heights Police Academy offered their first Citizens Police Academy. Here is Bob Rosenbaum’s series of blog posts about the experience.  

Citizens Police Academy – Part V: Traffic Enforcement

An old dash-mounted radar unit and antenna; no surprise, your police department is using much more modern equipment to catch speeders.
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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

Citizens Police Academy – Part IV: The Heavy Equipment

Inv. Jeff Mecklenburg and K-9 unit Argos. The same week, Mecklenburg was injured while tracking with the dog.
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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

Citizens Police Academy – Part III: Narcotics

Photo Aug 26, 11 09 35 AM
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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

Citizens Police Academy – Part II: To shoot or not to shoot

Light reading: Ohio Criminal Law & Motor Vehicle Handbook
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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

Citizens Police Academy – an inside look at the CHPD

The Cleveland Heights Police Academy is filled with recognition of past police successes, and memorials to fallen officers.
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Background: The Cleveland Heights Police Department has launched a Citizens Police Academy for members of the community who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates. The first course runs 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings, for seven weeks beginning Aug. 11 and ending Sept. 30, 2014. This blog post is […]

A tragic wakeup call for taking control of our own story

Photo Jul 03, 9 04 32 AM (HDR)
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We’re going to be OK. The June 30 murder of Jim Brennan was wrenching in so many ways, but within a couple days I knew, as I watched the community circle around those closest to the tragedy, this is still the kind of place I want to live. The impromptu memorial that formed immediately outside […]