Ohio Awards Certification to the Bolivar Police Department for Adopting Standards

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2021

Ohio Awards Certification to the Bolivar Police Department for Adopting Standards

COLUMBUS – Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services Executive Director Karhlton Moore announced today that the Bolivar Police Department (Tuscarawas County) adopted and implemented state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory.

There are 477 agencies that are certified, and 105 that are in the process of becoming certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force, and agency recruitment and hiring. Additionally, over 30,210 officers (representing over 93 percent of all law enforcement officers in Ohio, including most of Ohio’s metropolitan areas) are employed by an agency that is involved in some form of the certification process.

The state has partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 900 law enforcement agencies on a process to ensure that they are in compliance with Ohio’s new standards. The complete list of agencies who have and have not been certified can be found at: http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/ohiocollaborative/

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For additional information, contact:

China Dodley at (614) 466-2551

CLDodley@dps.ohio.gov