EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio--East Cleveland will lay off 20 percent of its police force, officials confirm late Thursday night.

That total amounts to about 18 to 19 people.

It is unclear where in the department those cuts will come from. More details should be available over the course of the day Friday.

There is no official word on when the cuts will take effect, but it is believed any layoffs would be implemented after Jan. 1, 2013.