For Immediate Release: March 23, 2017
Awards Certification to the Tallmadge Police Department
for Adopting Standards
COLUMBUS – The Tallmadge
Police Department (Summit 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 500
agencies employing over 27,000 officers (in all 88 counties, representing 79
percent of all law enforcement officers in Ohio and most of Ohio’s metropolitan
departments) 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 by the end of March.
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