Conversations & Events

Community Conversations

These conversations are designed to explore topics of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to City departments, functions, practices and policies.

S.A.M.S. Conversations with the Shaker Heights Police Department

Shaker African American Mothers Support (S.A.M.S.) is hosting a series of ongoing conversations with the SHPD and parents of African American children with the goal of building trust and strengthening the relationship between members of the department and the African American community. To date, five such conversations have taken place:

Policing in Partnership with the Community

On July 23, 2020 members of SHPD and City staff shared information about police practices and policies, and responded to participant questions. Panelists included: Mayor David E. Weiss; Chief Administrative Officer Jeri Chaikin; Chief Prosecutor Randolph Keller; Police Chief Jeffrey DeMuth; Community Relations and Juvenile Unit Supervisor Sergeant Timothy Grafton; Community Relations Officer Martin Dunn; and Human Resources Manager Sandra Middleton.


For information about SHPD: We invite you to read more about SHPD policies and practices before the webinar by visiting www.shakeronline.com/police. The article A Force for Change from Shaker Life magazine provides a helpful overview of the department.

Other Events

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