Due to a series of events in Ohio and elsewhere in the nation, the fractured relationship existing between some local communities and the police dedicated to serving them has been highlighted. In an effort to resolve this conflict, in December, 2014, Governor John R Kasich signed Executive Order 2014-06K creating the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations. Since its creation, the Task Force developed recommendations on how to improve relationships between law enforcement and their respective communities.
On April 30, 2015, Governor Kasich signed Executive Order 2015-04K establishing the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The purpose of the Collaborative is to advise and work with the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) in the Ohio Department of Public Safety to implement the Task Force’s recommendations.
In addition, the Collaborative and OCJS developed statewide minimum standards in several areas, including but not limited to use of force, and the recruiting, hiring and screening of potential law enforcement officer candidates. Model departmental policies and best practices recommendations have also been created. Mahoning County Sheriff, Jerry Greene, along with other law enforcement agencies received these minimum standards, model departmental policies and best practices. Sheriff Greene, recognizing the importance of good community-police relations, recently adopted and implemented these new standards and practices.
Since implementation, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce that they have met and/or exceeded these standards and practices.
January 1st 2020 - December 31st 2022 Stats (Warnings/Citations)