The Loveland Police Department (LPD) was recognized for its work with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA) at the January 26 Loveland City Council meeting.
John DiPietro, OCPA President’s Council Liaison, recognized Loveland police officers Angela Smallwood, Jesse Moore, and Jacob Steinkoenig for completing the necessary training to become Certified Crime Prevention Specialists.
DiPietro then presented Chief Sean Rahe and the LPD with the 2020 Partners in Prevention Award.
“We have had a wonderful relationship with the City of Loveland and Chief Rahe to bring training here,” said DiPietro.
OCPA is a member-based organization providing resources, technical assistance, and training to reduce crime across Ohio communities.
In 2020, the LPD partnered with OCPA on three training programs. Two sessions of House of Worship Safety and Security were held, teaching approximately 105 attendees measures to help keep churches, synagogues and temples safe from security threats including active shooters.
A third training program, Basic Crime Prevention Training, was held for approximately 20 officers to provide tools for building police and community relations. This is the training Smallwood, Moore and Steinkoenig completed.
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