Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School is an ongoing community project focused on encouraging and enabling students in grades k-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school.
Efforts can be either engineering-based (improved crossings and sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs, snow shoveling, etc.).
Exercise, meet your neighbors, pick up litter, talk to people in the community, report burned out street lights, and more. All are welcome. Please reference the events calendar for upcoming neighbor walk dates.
Anyone can organize a neighbor walk. It may also be possible to request a police officer to join your walk.
2nd District Community Relations
The 2nd District Community Relations Committee gathers at the Applewood Center (3518 West 25th Street) the second Tuesday of the month (except in January) at 7pm.
Participate and hear presentations from the police department, prosecutor’s office, and other organizations. The group also fundraises for families in need throughout the year.
Safety Camera Program
Residents who purchase and install cameras on their home are recommended to register their cameras with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors camera database.
For more information about camera registration and the security camera mapping project, visit the Cuyahoga County prosecutor.
Request to have a 2nd District Police Officer inspect your property to determine ways to make it less likely to be targeted by criminals.
To schedule a free home safety audit, call 216.961.4242 x233.
When offenders are caught by the police, DSCDO, community members, and other groups often submit letters to the judge and sometimes even attend sentencing. DSCDO staff are actively working to incorporate restorative practices into this process.
Gordon Square Special Improvement District Escorts
On Friday and Saturday evenings from 3:30pm–midnight, employees and patrons of Gordon Square Arts District businesses can be escorted to their vehicles.
Graffiti Abatement Program
DSCDO works with private property owners, the City of Cleveland and residents to abate graffiti.