Patrol Officer Anthony Harper February 2020 Member of the Month
The Black Shield Police Association
Patrolman Anthony Harper is a proud graduate from the 113th Academy Class and began his life-long passion for community and youth engagement as a member of both foot patrol and bike units in the 5th District. By 2000, P.O. Harper accepted an assignment in the School Resource Unit - proudly teaching D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T to 5th and 7th-grade students in Cleveland.
In 2009, P.O. Harper returned to the Bureau of Community Policing where he continued his passion for youth engagement through the Law Enforcement Explorers program. This career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies. In 2013, P.O. Harper became an O.P.O.T.A. certified Instructor and began to teach in the Police Academy.
From April 2017 to April 2019, P.O. Harper was a full-time academy instructor and was responsible for instructing patrol officers during in-service and any other additional professional development training required by the division. In 2019, P.O. Harper returned to the Community Relations Unit, where he continues to work with the Explorers Program, community events and providing needs to businesses and citizens as well. During his spare time, he enjoys family time, sports and DJ’ing local community parties.
We are proud of P.O. Harper today and every day for his dedication to Cleveland residents.