BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGE
CANCELLED – MARCH 24 & APRIL 4 — SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY, MARCH 27 @ 5PM
THE REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL COMMENCE ON APRIL 18
The Sylvania Township Police Department is welcoming two new cadets who will be attending the Ohio State Highway Patrol Basic Peace Officer Academy. According to Lieutenant Sarah Toth, both Ke’Lana Green and Scott Reed are from the Toledo area and have wanted to be police officers for as long as they can remember. “They are very motivated, service-minded individuals who we are excited to have join our department,” said Lieutenant Toth.
The use of the OSP Academy represents a continued effort by the Department to innovate in how it recruits employees. Sending cadets to the Academy helps the Department broaden its pool of applicants and remove barriers and allow additional incentives for potential candidates. It is the first time the Department has used the OSP Academy since 1999.
“Our Department, like many others across the nation, is working to replace retiring officers with a shrinking candidate pool. Fewer people are choosing law enforcement as a profession and there is tough competition to attract and hire those who are,” Lieutenant Toth said.
The Academy begins in mid-February and will conclude in mid-July. The State Academy provides training, room, and board free-of-charge for cadets who reside in Columbus during their training with the Township paying for uniforms, equipment, and cadet wages.
POSTED: February 14, 2023
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