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Case Analysis Deliverable 1 – Background And SWOT Analysis

Case Analysis Deliverable 1 – Background And SWOT Analysis

Case Analysis Deliverable 1 – Background And SWOT Analysis

2020 was a year like no other, and tested all of us like never before. Few took the brunt of that more directly than our front-line workers, including our health care workers and yes, our public safety forces.

Policing is difficult, demanding, and essential under the best of circumstances. In 2020 our Division faced on-the-job tragedies, intense criticism and scrutiny, historic calls for change, and sweeping reform in how we serve this community. But 2020 was also a year of progress in areas including recruitment, training, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and independent investigations.

75% of the Community Safety Advisory Commission recommendations, and nearly 85% of the independent Matrix report recommendations are either completed, in progress, or approved pending funding or changes in the union contract.

To ensure accountability and public trust, Public Safety implemented an outside investigation process for citizen complaints related to police protest response.

These reviews were responsive to the public’s demand for independent investigation and accountability, and led to identification of gaps in the division that were addressed through changes in policy/practice. Voters approved the first-ever Columbus Police Civilian Review Board, along with an independent Inspector General to investigate allegations of police misconduct.

Innovative and robust recruiting efforts resulted in the most diverse recruit classes in decades. The December 2020 Recruit Class boasted 47% diversity. The summer 2020 applicant pool reached 49% diversity. The Police Cadet Program established in 2019 is already producing strong results. CPD’s second cadet class has 71% diversity, with three cadets making the 134th Recruit Class.

Police and Fire implemented Emergency Management and Incident Command Systems to ensure their vital 24/7 services to the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For first responders without the luxury of working from home or social distancing, maintaining the safety of personnel and the public required extensive changes including decontamination, quarantining of personnel, revisions of policies regarding non-violent crime, and developing special staffing contingencies.

We expanded the use of ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology as a tool in the fight against gun violence, expanding the three current locations (Linden, Southside and Hilltop) by one square mile each, and the installation of a fourth location on the East side.

The City partnered with the National Network for Safe Communities and Criminologist David M. Kennedy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. NNSC’s Gun Violence Intervention maps out who is driving serious violence in Columbus, and concentrates on those at highest risk for violent victimization and reoffending. Kennedy is among the nation’s most respected experts in the field of modern policing.

Through every challenge they faced in 2020, the women and men of CPD stayed focused on the mission of protecting and serving our great city. Along with fighting crime, they built relationships and gave back. In partnership with the Starfish Assignment, our officers provided hundreds of kids with bicycles, served countless meals to our neighbors in need, and reinforced the humanity behind the badge.

We moved into the new year with a renewed focus on our core values: Respect. Excellence. Integrity. Compassion. Accountability.

Director’s MessageDirector’s Message

Ned Pettus Jr., PhD. Director of Public Safety

Ned Pettus, Jr. PhD. Director of Public Safety




A once-in-a-century pandemic coupled with historic community engagement on policing provided the backdrop for 2020. Across the country and here at home, first responders were at the forefront during this unprecedented year. Despite the very real dangers of COVID-19, the Division of Police adapted in real time to continuously evolving virus safety protocols while simultaneously addressing passionate sentiments on policing and how we serve our community. These efforts encouraged new community-police relationships that will fundamentally reshape policing in our city. To be sure, the events of 2020 will have a permanent and irreversible impact on the policing profession.

When I assumed the office of the Chief of Police officially on February 9, 2020, the theme of my remarks was “We’ve only just begun.” I expressed a sincere vision for creating transformational change and noted that we’ve only just begun to nurture enduring relationships with our community.

By March 14, the Division implemented a large-scale response plan to address the pandemic which fundamentally changed how the Division responded to calls for service and interacted with the public. Although the delivery method of some services were necessarily altered, the level of public service was not diminished. Over the course of the year many members of the Division of Police were affected personally by COVID-19 and some tragically lost family members. Officers are used to the inherent risks associated with policing, but a new dynamic in 2020 was the very real possibility of officers bringing danger home to their families in the form of a deadly virus. And yet officers persevered and continued to engage in the important work of providing public safety and serving their community.

The early morning of May 28 began with the shooting of an In/Tac officer while serving a search warrant. The officer fortunately survived his near-fatal injuries. Later that same day, protests erupted in Columbus and around the country in response to the death of George Floyd caused by a Minneapolis police officer. His tragic death was the impetus for outrage and in the days and weeks that followed, protests ensued. Unfortunately at times, these protests became destructive and violent riots that jeopardized the safety of the public and the peaceful protestors. This demanded a swift response by public safety forces. A curfew was implemented in the city and the Governor sent the National Guard to assist – a first in my 31 years of service with the city. Columbus, as most major cities, also saw crimes surge in the second half of 2020. After-action investigations of protests and riots, lawsuits and injunctions, legislative actions, a presidential election cycle, and two high-profile officer-involved shootings resulting in the deaths of two men in Columbus continued to impact an already arduous year.

In 2020, protests exposed a fractured police-community relationship and the Division was challenged by demands for reforms that would drive how the community and the police co-exist. Police and elected officials continued to work to adjust to these evolving demands. Of the 219 recommendations made by the Community Safety Advisory Commission and the independent Matrix report, approximately 206 were either completed, approved and in-process, or are currently awaiting funding. These recommendations, designed around the 6 pillars of 21st century policing, have been significantly implemented despite the challenges 2020 presented. Our recruit classes, some of the most diverse ever hired, graduated on-time thanks to policy revisions and staffing contingencies that limited the detrimental impact of COVID-19. The Division also worked toward earning our 8th Accreditation with by CALEA and continued certification by the Ohio Collaborative.

Policing must confront clear and present danger to public safety while meeting community expectations for transparency and accountability. As a step forward, voters approved a first-ever Civilian Review Board and Inspector General to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The Division turned over investigations of officer-involved deadly force encounters to BCI state investigators. A Chief ’s advisory panel of community members was implemented to work on reconciling evolving policies with community expectations. A special response team was also created to deploy to the scene of First Amendment activities. During a tumultuous 2020, “We’ve only just begun” evolved far past what I originally envisioned. Nevertheless, the women and men of the Division of Police remained remarkably focused and dedicated to the mission. To all personnel of the Division, your tenacity has ensured that the important work of public safety remains paramount. I salute you.

Thomas Quinlan Chief of Police

Chief’s MessageChief’s Message

Thomas Quinlan Chief of Police




Mr. Jeff Furbee Legal Advisor

Lieutenant Mark Denner

Watch Commander

Lieutenant Howard Pettengill

Organizational Accountability Aide

Lieutenant Daniel Hargus

Watch Commander

Sergeant Daniel Weaver

Public Corruption Task Force

Sergeant James Fuqua

Public Information Unit

Lieutenant Larry Yates

Watch Commander

Sergeant Dianne Yandrich Executive Officer

Lieutenant Timothy Myers

Watch Commander

Officer Julie Becker

Public Corruption Task Force

Thomas Quinlan Chief of Police

Office of the Chief of PoliceOffice of the Chief of Police




Commander Mark Gardner Internal Affairs

Deputy Chief Michael A. Woods Patrol Operations Subdivison

Commander Mark Lang Training

Deputy Chief Kenneth J. Kuebler Special Operations Subdivision

Commander Nicholas Konves

Community Response

Commander Robert Meader


Commander Terry Moore


Commander Robert Strausbaugh

Major Crimes

Commander Kelly Weiner

Special Victims

Deputy Chief Timothy A. Becker Criminal Investigations Subdivision

Commander Michael Gray

Zone One

Commander David Hughes


Commander Robert Sagle

Special Services

Deputy Chief Richard A. Bash Public Accountability Subdivision

Commander Scott Hyland

Property Crimes

Manager Susan Deskins

Records Management

Manager Angela Farrington Crime Laboratory

Commander Alexander Behnen

Support Operations

Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight Community Services Subdivision

Commander David Griffith Professional


Manager Mitchell Clay

Fiscal Operations

Manager Amy Van Pelt

Human Resources

Commander Joseph Echenrode Drug Enforcement

Commander Dennis Jeffrey

Zone Four

Commander Joseph Schrader

Zone Three

Commander Elrico Alli Zone Two

Commander Smith Weir Zone Five

Deputy Chief Gregory Bodker Support Services Subdivison

Executive/Command StaffExecutive/Command Staff




Zone 1

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 3

Zone 2

City ZonesCity Zones

The five zones divide the nearly 226 square miles which comprise the City of Columbus.

Each of these zones have different demographics, economic composition,

neighborhood identification, and distinct opportunities for improvement. Patrol

officers consistently strive to serve the needs of each community or neighborhood.




City ZonesCity Zones

The Columbus Division of Police Patrol Subdivision is comprised of five patrol zones and approximately 58% of the sworn staffing of the Division. Each zone serves a separate and distinct part of the City of Columbus. Zone 1 is the “Northern Cap” of the city, Zone 2 is traditionally referred to as “the Southside,” Zone 3 is traditionally referred to as “the Westside,” Zone 4 is commonly known for The Ohio State University off-campus area and the Linden community, and Zone 5 is primarily “Downtown.”

Patrol is defined in its broadest sense as the primary and first responding law enforcement function responsible for protecting life and property, enforcing laws, and taking all appropriate measures to combat crime. The five Zones of the Patrol Operations Subdivision are committed to enhancing public safety by fostering a positive relationship and cooperative interaction between the Division of Police and the community.

Patrol officers are the most visible and recognizable face of the Columbus Division of Police. Our hope is that the Division will ultimately reflect the diversity of our community through our ongoing recruiting efforts. Our officers represent various beliefs, faiths, backgrounds, upbringings, and ethnicities; however, when patrol officers arrive, ready to serve, all of those differences are put aside and they work toward the common goal of protecting the citizens of the City of Columbus.









Sworn PersonnelSworn Personnel

Civilian PersonnelCivilian Personnel





Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

10 Year Comparison of Population to Sworn Strength10 Year Comparison of Population to Sworn Strength

Sworn per 1,000 PopulationSworn per 1,000 Population




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

Priority 1 Calls for Service by Zone and DayPriority 1 Calls for Service by Zone and Day

Priority 2 Calls for Service by Zone and DayPriority 2 Calls for Service by Zone and Day




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

Calls for Service by Precinct and ShiftCalls for Service by Precinct and Shift

Calls for Service by Zone & SourceCalls for Service by Zone & Source




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

10 Year Comparison of Part 1 Violent Crime10 Year Comparison of Part 1 Violent Crime NIBRS Data from Ohio Office of Criminal Justice ServicesNIBRS Data from Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

Part 1 Violent Crimes – Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated AssaultPart 1 Violent Crimes – Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault

Number of Part 1 Violent Crimes per 1,000 Population – 10 Year ComparisonNumber of Part 1 Violent Crimes per 1,000 Population – 10 Year Comparison Part 1 Violent Crimes – Murder, Rape, Robbery, AggravatedAssault Part 1 Violent Crimes – Murder, Rape, Robbery, AggravatedAssault




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

10 Year Comparison of Part I Property Crimes10 Year Comparison of Part I Property Crimes NIBRS Data from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice ServicesNIBRS Data from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services Part I Property Crimes – Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle TheftPart I Property Crimes – Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle Theft

Number of Part I Property Crimes per 1,000 PopulationNumber of Part I Property Crimes per 1,000 Population Part I Property Crimes – Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle TheftPart I Property Crimes – Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle Theft




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

Total Number of Part I and Part II Arrests per YearTotal Number of Part I and Part II Arrests per Year Part I – Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle TheftPart I – Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny Theft, Vehicle Theft

Part II – All OtherPart II – All Other

10 Year Comparison of Homicide10 Year Comparison of Homicide Numbers from the Assault/Homicide SectionNumbers from the Assault/Homicide Section




Crime StatisticsCrime Statistics

* Murder numbers as reported by Division Homicide Unit **MORPC-Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission figures update for 2017 OIBRS-Ohio Incident Based Reporting System reported by Ohio’s Office of Criminal Justice Services OIBRS Part I Violent Crimes- Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault OIBRS Part I Property Crimes – Burglary, Motor Vehicle Thefts, Larceny/Theft

311 Requests – CPD Responses: ………………………………………………………………………………………………….15,412

CPD Internal Policies Revised:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………88

Media Releases issued by the Public Information Office: ……………………………………………………………………….52

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Responses to Mental Health Runs: ……………………………………………………15,381

Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Responses to Mental Health Runs:…………………………………………………14,868

The Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team (RREACT) conducted 5,192 outreach attempts on 3,273 overdose survisors, resulting in 649 direct patient contacts of 519 unduplicated patients. Of the 519 patients, RREACT linked and transported 148 directly to treatment services and provided treatment service referrals to 29 additional patients

* Dr. William Huesel has been indicted for nine (9) homicides during 2017 and Twelve (12) homicides during 2018 which occurred at Mt. Carmel Health facilities. These homicides are included in the total number of homicides reported for the years 2017 and 2018.




Citizen Complaints and Use of ForceCitizen Complaints and Use of Force

10 Year Comparison of Citizen Complaints10 Year Comparison of Citizen Complaints





Officer Of The Month Award Month Officer January Officers Charles Radich & Daniel Wolf February Officer James Howe March Officer Joseph Murray April Officers Michael Hicks & Mark Young May Sgt. Shaun Laird June Officer Rob Barrett July Sgt. Kevin Corcoran August Sgt. Smith-Hughes, Sgt. Lindsey Alli, Officers Aissha Broussard, Wil James, Samuel James, Ehyrn Kinzel, and Kiara Husband September Officer Lowell Smittle October Officer David Mcguire November —– December —–

Civilian Of The Quarter Award 1st Quarter 2020 Lisa Malloure 2nd Quarter 2020 Firearms Section: Kelby Ducat, Brian Johnson,

Erica Pattie, Caleb Worley 3rd Quarter 2020 Yvonne Haskell 4th Quarter 2020 Jenn Dieringer

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, a formal Awards Ceremony was unable to be held to recognize awards recipients for 2020. However, for the first time, a Virtual Awards Ceremony video was compiled with assistance from Columbus Government Television (CTV), and the listed personnel were recognized for their receipt of a Division Award. Congratulations to these Division employees for their achievements.




National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County On October 16, several Columbus Division of Police personnel were honored by NAMI Franklin County for their outstanding service in the area of mental health and crisis intervention. Commander Dennis Jeffrey, for his “humongous heart for mental health and addiction. He has a tender heart. He has been innovative and collaborative, and is always looking for ways to improve our whole system in Franklin County.” Crisis Intervention Team Patrol Officer of the Year Officer Deborah Paxton, who approaches everyone “with patience and compassion. She researches possible options and coordinates with various agencies to provide the best service she can to those in the community. Some people…actually request Officer Paxton by name because of the trust she’s built with them.” And Telecommunications Dispatcher of the Year Nathan Coffield, because “He uses his Crisis Intervention Team skills and procedures to optimize outcomes for families, and those in crisis, and officers. He developed a narrative that highlights how the use of careful listening and communication skills can lead to better outcomes when taking calls from the community and relaying that information to officers. Because often when people call, they are excited, they are stressed, they are afraid. And for him to be able to get that information and be able to relay it in a concise and effective manner, is vital for everyone involved.”





AwardsAwards Distinguished Service Medal John D. Dollmatsch, Carl Harmon, Kyle McKeon

Timmeka Alexander Trent Allen Joshua Bell Scott Branch Seth Casto Chris Cline Shannon Dearwester Aaron Dennis James Dickson

Kevin Eckenrode Richard Ford Tim Hamilton Brandon Harmon Michael Hicks Nathan Howard Max Jacobs Kenneth Kerr

James Kirk Nicholas Lauer Sgt. Benjamin Leppla Joel Little William Mallernee Rachel Martin Dean Prantl Jessica Rock

Nicholas Sands Nathan Schwartz Robert Smallwood Ace Trask Jeffrey Ward Elizabeth Weeks Trevor Wolfe Mark Young

Medal of Merit

Blue Star Derek Blaine Benjamin Branford Zachariah May Michael Moran Patrick Nance

Special Commendation Keaton Anderson Pete Casuccio Adam Dague Kyle Evans Andrew Fogle 911 ED Misty Logan

First Aid/Lifesaving Joseph Abdalla Paul Badois Derek Ball Jason Bauchmoyer Thomas Baughn Nathan Bruggeman Matthew Cannell Kevin Case Pete Casuccio Keith Conner Kenneth Coontz John Cooper Ronald Costa Joseph Dickson Levi Dotson Brett Drake Nicholas Duty Fletcher Farr James Gillespie Heidi Graber Charles Harshbarger Tyler Hicks Jordan Hilgenberg Nathan Howard

Connor Hughes Ryan Kaethow Timothy Keller Joshua Kinzel Sgt. Kenneth Kropp Jason Kulp Jeffrey Lazar Sgt. Paul Lively Rachel Martin Bryan Maselli Anthony Pray Jonathan Randle Adam Reidling Randolph Rich James Ruark Joshua Seymour Joe Shalek Jacob Smith Robert Spann Amy Steck Brian Sweeny Sgt. Rashawn Sykes James Tackett Sgt. Nikolaos Velalis Christopher Wayner

Zachariah May Joshua Milstead Aaron Napoli James Poole David Scarpitti Patrick Seaman

Nicholas Smith Jack Snyder Sgt. Trent Taylor James Watkins James Wells

Citizen Commendation Ms. Colleen Adkins Ms. Mary Cumming Mr. Damon Gabbert Mr. Richard Harris Ms. Tami Hayen

Meritorious Public Service Ms. Nicole Banks Mr. G. Thomas Keesee, Jr.

Ms. Casey Kim Mr. James Lee Mr. Roger Lewis Ms. Krishia Osborne Ms. Kerith Palletti

Ms. Nicole Banks




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