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Kettering Police Department (Ohio)

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About the Kettering Police Department

The Kettering Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency located in Ohio.  It is organized into three divisions: Operations Division; Community Relations; and, Support Services.

According to the Kettering Police Department, it “is responsible for police patrol, criminal investigations, crime prevention/community relations and animal control. The department is comprised of 83 sworn officers and 26 civilian employees, and enjoys strong support from the community. In 1991, the police department became the only small department in the nation to receive dual accreditation from both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.

The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Section, Criminal Investigation Section and Animal Control.  The Operations Division handles calls for service from citizens, traffic issues, evidence collection, animal complaints, warrants and investigations. The responsibility of the Operations Division is the orderly management and conduct of all field operations and police investigations

The Patrol Section is organized into three Patrol Watches. Each Patrol Watch is commanded by a Lieutenant, and consists of two platoons of officers, each supervised by a Sergeant.  The Kettering Police Department employs a Community Policing philosophy, and the Patrol Section is where this philosophy is most visible. The City is divided into six geographic beat areas. A Community Policing Team has been created for each geographic area. Each COP Team consists of a supervisor (sergeant), and two officers from each of the three Patrol Watches that are regularly assigned to work that particular geographic beat area. In addition, the school officer, a neighborhood watch/crime prevention officer, and a detective, are assigned to each COP team.

The Kettering Police Department Special Response Team was formed in 1978 in response to a growing need for specialized skills to deal with extraordinary situations like barricade suspects, high risk warrant service, dignitary protection, hostage rescue, and active shooter situations, among others.”

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