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Kirtland Police Department

9301 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Emergency Phone Number: 911
Non-Emergency Phone Number: 440-256-3333


Mission | Core Values | Awards & Honors


Mission

Our mission is to deliver services, which provide and maintain, as much as is practical, a feeling of safety and security to all citizens in our community. We shall provide the services in a professional, fair and equitable manner, while maintaining a healthy work environment and quality training to ensure knowledge and professionalism for our employees.

Our ability to render our service is based on the dedication and conviction of each employee of the department, available resources, referral entities and the cooperation and partnership of our citizens. The pride, professionalism and partnership we display will result in community trust and confidence in our department.

It is the direct and ultimate responsibility of the administrative head to interpret public demands and, within budget resources, provide the best possible response to our community's needs. Whenever possible, we shall promote cooperation to educate and problem solve within our neighborhoods. This will create a potential for community growth, deter crime and diminish substandard conditions. Our ultimate goal is to solve identified problems, utilizing the support and assistance of the community, and to keep their confidence in the Kirtland Police Department strong and unceasing. It is critical that all members understand, support and believe in this mission.

Simply stated, our mission is to provide the same service and extend to people the same treatment we would expect our own family to receive from a police department.

Our Core Values are:

Integrity is the ability to hold together and properly regulate all of the elements of a personality. A person of integrity, for example, is capable of acting on conviction. A person of integrity can control impulses and appetites.

Honesty is the single most reliable mark of an employees value. Honesty is being able to admit when he/she is wrong and go forward. Honesty is the foundation of trust for both within the department and with the citizens we serve. Compassion is being able to demonstrate sensitivity and respect toward and empathizing with others.

Accountability - No person of integrity tries to shift the blame to others or take credit for the work of others.

Respect - We recognize the worth of other people. You show others that you value and appreciate them through your actions and comments. Team Oriented - Members of the Department, and members of the law enforcement community in general, are a team, of which the individual components are not as valuable as the whole. We believe that teamwork has the potential to produce results superior to those that team members might achieve as individuals. Service Oriented - Having initiative and understanding the need of the community that you serve and striving to obtain the mission of the organization.

Since these core values are shared by the department members they give us the direction to follow in order to be professional and be a credible law enforcement agency. We must strive for and adhere to these values to foster a lasting relationship with the citizens of Kirtland, other city departments and law enforcement agencies.

We shall continue in our efforts to bring the best training possible to our employees and the best service possible to the community. We strive to make Kirtland a better place to work, play and reside.

Awards & Honors

January 2014 — Congratulations to the Kirtland Police Department! Three area police departments received AAA's highest honor at the organization's annual Community Traffic Safety Awards dinner this past month. The Kirtland, Mentor and South Euclid police departments earned platinum awards for being "commendable leaders" for their enforcement activities geared at making communities safer, AAA said in a release. In order to be eligible for the awards, the departments had to complete an application detailing the department's safety activities over the past year. This award is a cooperative effort on the part of all of the departments within the city. The Fire Department provides the child safety seat program, the Public Works provides maintenance of our roadways and safety signs, the engineering department helps to create better and safer ways to use and develop our roadways, the Recreation Department runs the Safety Town program and the Police Department for the various programs it provides to the citizens of Kirtland.

2005 was a year for accomplishments and concerns. Officer Michael Valenti spent much of 2005 in active duty for the USMC and he went to Iraq. He returned home safely and we look forward to his service here in January 2006. We are proud that he served in Iraq and grateful for his safe return.

Kirtland won the prestigious Platinum Award from the American Automobile Association for safety. This award is a cooperative effort on the part of all of the departments within the city. The Fire Department provides the child safety seat program, the Public Works provides maintenance of our roadways and safety signs, the engineering department helps to create better and safer ways to use and develop our roadways, the Recreation Department runs the Safety Town program and the Police Department for the various programs it provides to the citizens of Kirtland.

In September 2005 Sergeant Andolsek graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. We are proud of his accomplishments and he come back to us an expert and trainer in statement analysis. All of our management staff has graduated from the FBI National Academy, which is the most esteemed Police Management School in the nation. Each has also graduated from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and command as well. The Northwestern School of Police Staff and command concentrates on management aspects from several disciplines, budgeting, psychology, scheduling, training and management to name a few. The FBI Academy, on the other hand, examines the disciplines from a different perspective. The core classes are from the forensic crime scene, criminal psychology, constitutional law, police management and communication. We also have the additional benefit of a network of talent and information that is immense and astonishing.


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