The Strongsville Police Department has been selected "Ohio's Best Agency for the Month of December 2021" by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
Police Chief Mark Fender said the award reflects the outstanding achievements by the officers, support staff, Southwest Emergnecy Dispatch and corrections officers.
Strongsville was selected for recognition because of its superior community policing programs, which include its canine teams, Safety Town, Shop with a Cop, the 'look before you lock" initiative, DARE, drug takebacks, the Quick Response Team (for drug overdose survivors), citizen police academy, bike helmet program, its work with military veterans and more.
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"We applaud Chief Mark Fender and his entire team for their outstanding dedication to providing the citizens of Strongsville with an excellent opportunity to work together," the Law Enforcement Foundation Community Relations and Engagement Committee said. "it is obvious to our committee that this agency has led with a sincere desire to connect with those they serve."
The Law Enforcement Foundation and the Ohio Police Chiefs launched the launched the recognition program, called "Sharing Ohio's Best," in 2019 to highlight the amazing work that police agencies do and promote positive policing.