OCJS Awards Certification to Gahanna Police for Adopting Standards
The Gahanna Police Division of police 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.
“We are extremely pleased to learn of our agency achieving certification through the Ohio Collaborative," said Gahanna Chief of Police Dennis Murphy." This initiative is one example of Gahanna’s efforts to engage our community, be transparent in our operations, enact sound procedures and train our officers in common sense policies all with the ultimate goal of ensuring we are delivering superior law enforcement services to our community and our partners in central Ohio.”
More than 350 agencies employing over 21,000 officers (or 64 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 August 2015.
The state has partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 1,000 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. To be included in the report, agencies must submit a compliance application to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services by Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information on the Ohio Collaborative, the certification process for law enforcement and the complete list of agencies who have been certified, click here