Message from the Chief
My first 4+ months as your Chief of Police has been anything but quiet. We experienced both victories/good times and tough/bad days. We lost Mayor Collins and Mayor Ford, as well as a good friend, and fellow officer, Mike Greenwood.
We also had three critical incidents; one where an officer was videotaped striking a handcuffed suspect, we had an officer involved shooting, and had an in-custody death, all within a very short period of time.
I want to continue to assure the citizens of Toledo that each of these incidents is being thoroughly investigated. While I completely appreciate the desire for information to be provided as it relates to these investigations, I must balance that need with the very real requirement to withhold the details until the cases are completely investigated.
On a lighter note, we promoted eight deserving officers on Monday, April 6, 2015. These officers are now assuming more leadership responsibilities and will guide this department for many years to come.
Safe-T-City is a child pedestrian and traffic safety program combined with a life safety course. This program is conducted for children entering kindergarten in the up-coming school year. Please note that 1st graders are not eligible for this program. Safe-T-City includes classroom instruction and outdoor practice in a miniature city complete with streets, sidewalks, small buildings, traffic lights and stop signs.
The children are assigned to classes (no more than 15 children per class) with a certified instructor. During the 20 hour course the children learn, through participation, in a setting of simulated real-life situations. Guest speakers from different community resources help the children learn through songs, poems, art projects, stories, and movies. Police officers teach pedestrian safety on the streets of Safe T-City. The different lessons provide an enjoyable learning experience.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 SAFE-T-CITY ARE AVAILABLE: CLICK HERE