Police Department

Police Department
P. O. Box 1439
301 South Sharpe Avenue
Cleveland, MS  38732
Phone: 662-843-3611
Fax: 662-843-2485
Charles "Buster" Bingham, Police Chief

The Cleveland Police Department serves approximately 14,000 residents with an additional 4,000 students that attend Delta State University whose campus is located within our city limits.

The goal of the Cleveland Police Department is to provide professional law enforcement services to the citizens within the community by:

·Protecting Life and Property  
·Maintaining Public Order  
·Preventing, Detecting and Investigating Criminal Activity  
·The Apprehension of Offenders  
·Compliance with Ethical Standards and Professionalism.

The Police Chief is Charles “Buster” Bingham and the Assistant Police Chief is John Trotter.  The Chief is also assisted by Captains Rob Linkous, Mitch Millican, Frank Goss, George Serio, and Mike McCain.  Currently the Cleveland Police Department has 46 sworn officers and three civilian staff.  The Department also has 5 Officers assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit that actively teach, mentor and protect the children within the Cleveland School District.

We recognize that no police department can reach its true potential without full support and cooperation from its citizens. We actively solicit and encourage our citizens to provide us with supportive input so we may reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and assist in bringing to justice those who break the law.

The Department provides its officers with extensive training to maintain the quality of professionalism that our citizens have come to expect from us. Cleveland Police officers have training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS), basic narcotics investigations, and Active Shooter Training. The department has two FBI National Academy graduates. Some of our officers have specialized training in Advanced Investigation Techniques, Narcotics, Hazardous Materials, and Firearms.

The Cleveland PD provides a program to check the homes of our citizens when they are on vacation or out of town for an extended period of time. Citizens can come to the police department and fill out a form or download one from this website and return it to us and we will check their homes while they are away. 

Security Check Form