CLEVELAND -- The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced that Stanley C. Murrey has been named Chief of the CMHA Police Department.
continues a tradition of excellence, while bringing significant experience from outside the Housing Authority." Chief Murrey joined the CMHA Police Department in 1994 as Commander of Patrol.He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Administration in 2001.
has been credited with helping CMHA PD
realize its potential as this police department successfully transformed itself into a highly respected and professional law enforcement agency.CMHA PD
is currently one of only six state-certified public housing police departments in the entire nation to attain national law enforcement accreditation.It is one of only two to earn accreditation in Northeast Ohio.It became the first police department of its kind to achieve re-accreditation status while also attaining 100% compliance with all applicable standards in its initial assessment in 1998 and again during both reaccreditations that occurred in 2001 and in 2004 respectively. Prior to joining CMHA, Chief Murrey served with the Cleveland Police Department (CPD).He joined CPD as a patrol officer in 1969.He was successfully promoted through the ranks to Sergeant in the SWAT Unit, and later, served as District Lieutenant until his retirement in 1994.
"I am very proud to continue my career in public service as the Chief of the CMHA Police Department
," stated Chief Murrey
."This represents the unique opportunity and challenge of leading an exceptional department in maintaining safe neighborhoods.I look forward to continued partnership with other law enforcement organizations in the community, and especially to working cooperatively with the residents who live in CMHA housing." Chief Murrey holds an Associates of Liberal Arts Degree and is a member of various local and national law enforcement organizations.