For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017
Awards Certification to the Sidney Parks Department For Adopting Standards
COLUMBUS – The Sidney
Parks Department (Shelby County) has adopted and implemented state standards
established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part
of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.
More than 470
agencies employing over 25,000 officers (or 76 percent of all law enforcement
officers in Ohio, including agencies and officers in most of Ohio’s
metropolitan areas) are either certified or in the process of becoming
certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force,
and agency recruitment and hiring.
The standards are
the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by the Collaborative in
The state has
partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association
of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 960 law enforcement agencies
on a process to ensure that they are in compliance with Ohio’s new standards.
The first list of
all Ohio compliant agencies will be published in March 2017.
information on the Ohio Collaborative, the certification process for law
enforcement and the complete list of agencies who have been certified, please
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For additional information, contact:
China Dodley at (614) 466-2551