Police Department Reaches Full Compliance on Collaborative LE Certification

The Strongsville Police Department is proud to announce achieveing Full Compliance on Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency Certification status. This multidisciplinary group establishes statewide standards for law enforcement agencies.

On October 21, 2021, the Strongsville Police Department received recertification in compliance with the Safe Policing for Safe Communities standards. The compliance process involves the review of documentation by an Ohio Collaborative assessor for each agency to prove it is complying with standards on an annual basis. The Strongsville Police Department is recognized as fully compliant with the standards set forth by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

At the end of 2016, our department began the process of achieving compliance with the standards of the newly created Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. In 2017, the department achieved compliance and was issued certification in the first round of standards that govern Use of Force, Recruiting, and Hiring. In subsequent years the Collaborative added additional standards covering Community Engagement, Body-worn Cameras, Telecommunicator Training, Bias-Free Policing, Investigation of Employee Misconduct, and Motor Vehicle Pursuits.  Standards were recently added this year which include Response to Mass Protests/Demonstrations and Agency Wellness.  We are working toward certification in those two standards and expect to receive that certification in early 2022.