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February 27, 2021

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Ada Police Department certified for adopting new police standards

Ada Police Department recently received certification for adopting new police standards, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief.

"Ada police have adopted and fully implemented the new state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board," said Harnishfeger. "The implementation is part of the state's efforts to strengthen community and police relations."

Ada police joins several law enforcement agencies who recently became certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force and agency recruitment and hiring.

The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio. The state partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police in this effort.