Captain Keith Sulzer retires from Police Department

(Plain Press, August 2020)            The Cleveland Police Foundation newsletter published an article on July 1st titled, “A Tribute to Captain Keith Sulzer upon his retirement”.  The article notes that the West Park YMCA staff, seniors, and summer school program held a surprise retirement party for Captain Sulzer.

Sulzer is quoted in the newsletter saying, “Thank you West Park Y staff, seniors and kids, it’s always been a highlight of my days to stop in and talk safety and have some fun!”

In recent years, Sulzer has served as a Community Policing Captain as well as the Liaison Officer to the Cleveland Police Foundation. Prior to that, Sulzer served as Commander of the Second Police District. Sulzer also contributed a number of articles on safety to the Plain Press over the years.

Ideastream interviewed Captain Sulzer on July 6th, his last day on the job, in an article titled “Retiring CPD Captain Calls for Major Reinvestment in Community Policing.” In the article, Sulzer advocates for more funds for Community Policing. Community Policing allows police to get to know residents better, and to help to refer people in need to various social services to address their problems.

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