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About Us

The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to continuing professionalism and innovation among police executives in order to assure the continued success of the law enforcement community.  Established in 1928, the Association is a fully staffed organization offering you a broad range of professional, educational and informational services. Our goals are: to serve you the member; to increase our public’s understanding of the role police play in maintaining our quality of community life; and to foster improvements in police education, practice and research.  You are invited to become a part of the law enforcement association representing police executives and the police profession in Ohio.


We represent and serve our members by providing professional services, education and resources.


To enhance our profession through strong leadership, innovative programs and exemplary services.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Communication
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Fiscal Responsibility


  • Develop and enhance services and programs to advance Ohio police professionalism.
  • Achieve and sustain strong Association membership representation, and increase involvement by providing quality membership support and services.
  • Develop and sustain fund raising goals that will effectively support training, resources, and services for the Association.
  • Monitor, interpret, and impact legislative and policy issues affecting law enforcement.
  • Conduct law enforcement exchange and dissemination of information.
  • Maintain an effective and efficient organizational infrastructure that supports achievement of the Association goals and objectives.
  • Develop partnerships and relationships that facilitate opportunities for law enforcement leadership at the local, state, national and international level to enhance Ohio Law Enforcement.