The Sylvania Township Police Department has been certified by a state-run police advisory board as being in compliance with the board’s established standards in such things as diverse as recruitment, dispatcher training, and the use of force.
In October, the department had received provisional certification from the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.
That board was established in 2014 in an effort to promote police-community relations in Ohio.
At that time, Chief Paul Long said the department did not have to make any fundamental changes in their procedures to be in compliance with the standards.
Lieutenant Sarah Toth said the department was notified of its full certification in the last week of March.
To become certified a department must show that it is in compliance with standards established in four different groups.
Group one includes the use of force and recruitment and hiring. Group two includes community engagement and dispatcher training. Group three standards include bias-free policing and the investigation of employee misconduct, and group four includes policies on motor-vehicle pursuits.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Published: April 1, 2021
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