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Clayton Harris

Clayton Harris, American police chief. Recipient Appreciation awards Cops and Kids, Inc., 1995-1997, Ohio Law Enforcement Games, 1997.


  • Harris, Clayton was born on February 1, 1955 in Cleveland. Son of Lawrence and Christine P. (Hawkins) Harris.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Law Enforcement, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, 1977. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Ohio University, 1979.


    • Patrol officer Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Police Department, 1979-1980. Firefighter City of East Cleveland, 1980. Commander East Cleveland Police Department, 1980-1994, Cleveland Police Department, 1994-1995.

      Chief of police Cuyahoga Community College, since 1995. Member advisory board Attorney General Law Enforcement Conference, since 1994, Cuyahoga Regional Information System.


    • Author: Urban Police Mountain Bike Training Techniques, 1994-1997, Commodity Credit Corporation Bike Safety Rodeo, 1996-1997. Director/founder: (gospel quartet) Divine Creation Ministries, 1987.


    President Cleveland chapter NOBLE, since 1989. Chairman training committee Mayor's Minority Recruitment Committee, 1997. Member Mayor's Black on Black Crime committee, 1997.

    Member Formatting Objects Processor, IACP (Internatl. Association of Chief's Police), IACLEA (Internatl. Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrator) others.



    Golf, basketball, jogging, writing, music.


    • Married Kimberly Joy Hawkins, October 7, 1992. Children: Joshua, Keturah, Valerie.
    • father: Lawrence Harris
    • mother: Christine P. (Hawkins) Harris
    • spouse: Kimberly Joy Hawkins
    • children: Joshua Harris
    • Keturah Harris
    • Valerie Harris
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    Born February 1, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      Cuyahoga Community College
    • 1979
      Ohio University
    • 1979 - 1980
      Patrol officer, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Police Department
    • 1980
      firefighter City of East Cleveland
    • 1980 - 1994
      Commander East Cleveland Police Department
    • 1994 - 1995
      Commander East Cleveland Police Department
    • 1995
      chief of police Cuyahoga Community College