Two New POST Certified Officers with the Cleveland Police Department

Announcements, Community, Police & Government
We welcome home out 2 newest POST certified officers, Daniel Welch and Lauren Judkins. They have been attending Blount County’s Law Enforcement Academy for the past 12 weeks. The academy gives new officers skills, knowledge and training in basic law enforcement activities. They will now continue to learn as they complete their 16-week Field Training Program back in Cleveland.
Both came home with awards. Officer Welch brought home Top Gun while Officer Judkins secured class Valedictorian! We are so proud of both of them and cannot wait to see them excel on patrol.

Cleveland Tn Press Release-Motor Vehicle Crash

Announcements, Police & Government, Press Release

On Thursday September 29, 2022, at approximately 4:23 pm Cleveland Police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the 3800 block of Georgetown Road involving a red Kia Soul and a dump truck. The driver of the Kia Soul, Evan Stoops, 20, was pronounce dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck did not sustain any injuries. Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Kia lost control and crossed the center line, striking the dump truck head-on. There are no criminal charges pending at this time. The investigation is on-going.

Wanted Man in Cleveland

Announcements, Community, Police & Government
On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 3:16 p.m., Cleveland Police officers responded to a report of a gunshot at 865 6th Street NE. When officers arrived, the victim, identified as Douglas C Bryant, Jr., DOB 01/20/95, had left the scene and was taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital. Bryant was then flown to Erlanger for further treatment.
Shaquay Trashai Dodd, DOB: 01/15/97, has been identified as the suspect. Dodd is wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder. Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of Dodd is urged to contact 9-1-1.

Couple Assaults a Family While Walking the Greenway

Community, Police & Government
On Friday, July 15, 2022, at 6:40PM, a complainant, Kylie Clayton, told officers that she and her boyfriend, William Trey Branson, were walking the Greenway with their two young daughters, when they were assaulted by a blonde female on a bicycle. A male suspect, who was with the female suspect, also began assaulting Branson. When the suspect couple noticed witnesses watching the assault, they fled on the greenway towards Cleveland High School.
Ms. Clayton, along with one of her children, and Branson had visible injuries. Cleveland Police Department officers were able to identify the suspects as George Eady and Katie Moore.
Eady is being charged with assault and Moore is being charged with two counts of assault and two counts of child abuse.

Two Charged in Connection with Cleveland TN Bank Robbery

Press Release
On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, a joint investigation between the Cleveland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation resulted in the arrests of two individuals in connection with the robbery of Southern Heritage Bank on November 24, 2021. Marcus Edward Monday, a 22-year-old sex offender out of Knoxville, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Violation of the Sex Offender Registry. Brittany Lashay Moses, age 22, resident of Cleveland, was arrested and charged with Accessory after the Fact and Attempted Tampering with Evidence.
The quick apprehension of the suspect would not have been possible without the assistance and cooperation between the Cleveland Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, and the 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.

Bradley County law enforcement create accountability initiative: Tag Me Out

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Tag me out

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. – The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland TN Police Department, and Charleston Police Department have come together to devise an accountability initiative called TAG ME OUT. This initiative will be adopted by the training divisions of the affiliated agencies, complimenting the anti-discrimination training already set in place. The TAG ME OUT mission statement and primary purpose are as follows:


The law enforcement agencies of Bradley County have collaborated to establish an accountability initiative called TAG ME OUT as a united effort to compliment professional community relationships and to ensure ethical protection to ALL citizens. TAG ME OUT is a joint effort between the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department, and Charleston Police Department to enforce accountability and responsibility among the law enforcement officers of their respective jurisdictions.


The purpose of TAG ME OUT is to ensure that the law enforcement officers of Bradley County are following their training to provide ethical protection and safety to all citizens, regardless of circumstances or representation. It will also serve to empower officers with shared accountability to conduct all work-related interactions with excellence and respect for humanity. Should an officer from any of the involved agencies observe another officer acting out of heightened emotion or treating a citizen in any way that is inhuman, he or she is to physically “tag” that officer out and assume control of the situation.

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