Police Chief Reports On High Profile Incidents, Grant & Training


At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of February 10, 2020, Chairman Brian Holmes congratulated Police Chief Hartung and Sergeant Holmes on completing 14 months of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE). He said this is awesome for the city and thanked them both for completing this program. Chief Hartung noted that Captain Graham just started the CLEE program in January.

Chief Hartung said the city had a couple high profile incidents over the weekend.  Sadly, the community had a 14-month-old pass away. An autopsy was conducted, and they are waiting for results from the coroner. There was no trauma, so they will wait for the final ruling. There was a reported suicide on February 9, and it’s been investigated as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There are questions that remain, and they are doing a lot of data gathering into this investigation. He was not at liberty to get too much into this case, but as soon as he has resolutions and dispositions he will report back to Council.

Chief Hartung reported the department received a $5,400 grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) to contribute toward the radio project.

The Chief stated that on February 16 and 23 the Defensive Tactics training will be at the Harbourtown Martial Arts Studio at 2610 Liberty Avenue from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition, during the week of May 18 – 22, the department will have their Range Fire Week at the Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center on Baumhart Road.