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General Information

OACP Involvement

This initiative brings together state government, the public, the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association (BSSA), the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and other organizations to work together to improve the relationship of Police and Communities.  With over 950 police agencies in our state, OACP is taking a leadership role in education, providing input and direction, and the recruitment and training of OACP members to act as Assessors and Peers for this process.

More Information Coming Soon!

Contact Chief Thomas Vaughn Ret’d., OACP Project Director

The OCJS website has a specific section devoted to the Ohio Collaborative.  The website is a wealth of information and includes four sections:

  • The “About the Collaborative” tab provides the origin of this initiative, lists the members, describes the first two standards and includes a frequently asked questions area.
  • A “Law Enforcement” tab includes sample policies, forms and model policies to assist agencies seeking certification.
  • The “Community” tab gives the background of Governor Kasich’s executive orders, the history and formation of the Task Force, and information regarding the formation and duties of the Ohio Collaborative.
  • The final tab is reserved for “Success Stories”. This area will feature many of the fine examples of community and police partnerships, interactions, and programs that are working today to further integrate communities and police agencies.

The website address is:

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