DRUG TASK FORCE
DEA Task Force Officer
Violent Fugitive Task Force
Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive
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School Resource Officer (SRO)
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is a collaborative effort with the Streetsboro School District. The Streetsboro Police Department presently has one (1) officer assigned as a School Resource Officer and possibly adding a second in the near future. The SRO is primarily assigned to Streetsboro High School but will assist elsewhere in the district as needed. Operationally, the SRO reports to the day shift Patrol Sergeant. He is currently assigned to our schools on a full-time basis during the school year. The School Resource Officer Program has two main components. The first is designed to enhance the relationship between the school district, its students, teachers/administrators, and the Streetsboro Police Department. The daily communication between police and school officials prevents many problems and mitigates existing problems for both the school and the police. The second component is to provide training and instruction in the school as needed, and informal counseling to students, staff, and parents. School security/action plans have been completed for the schools in Streetsboro, and the SRO participates in that process in conjunction with the Streetsboro school staff/administration. All plans are required to be reviewed annually.
The Streetsboro Police Department has conducted the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance and Education) Program in the Streetsboro Schools since 1992. This a dual role, as the DARE Officer also serves as our School Resource Officer when not involved in DARE curriculum instruction.
The Streetsboro Police Department currently has two investigators assigned to the detective bureau. The investigators are responsible for investigating any crimes or incidents that are beyond the scope of normal patrol investigations. Some examples of incidents that the detective bureau investigates are suspicious deaths, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, fraud, financial crimes, child abuse, cybercrime, and miscellaneous thefts just to name a few. In addition to investigating cases, the detectives are also responsible for all background investigations on prospective employees. Our SRO also serves as an investigator for juvenile-related cases.
Our department currently has two (2) K9 teams: Ofc Aaron Coates and K9 Reno began working together in January 2018 and Ofc Hall and K9 Kaya have been working together since June 2016. As part of the assignment as a K-9 Handler, the teams must train at least twice a month to keep both the officer and the animal proficient in several areas. Both K9 teams train weekly with a cooperative regional K-9 training group consisting of several northeast Ohio police agencies known as B.A.R.K (Buckeye Area Regional K-9). Both K9 teams participate in multiple community relations events throughout the year such as K9 demonstrations and Meet and Greets. Both teams are also trained in multiple disciplines such as Narcotics, Criminal Apprehension and Tracking and they utilize their training throughout the year in various situations while on patrol.
This highly trained, professional, multi-jurisdictional, special weapons team responds to incidents within the jurisdictions of participating communities that require specialized weapons and tactics to deal with riotous activity, large crowd control, barricaded suspects, execution of high-risk warrants, arrest of dangerous felons, the rescue of hostages or endangered persons, and other functions as appropriate. This regional organization is comprised of Summit and Portage County law enforcement agencies. There are presently three (3) Streetsboro Officers assigned to this regional team in the capacity of tactical operators and/or hostage negotiators.
Summit Metro Crash Response Team
The crash team is composed primarily of agencies in Summit County and is designed to provide members with professionally trained crash investigators to document, analyze and reconstruct serious injury and fatal crashes for both criminal and civil purposes. It gives our department access to experienced and trained crash investigators along with specialized equipment and it gives our officers assigned to the team ongoing training and experience. We currently have three (3) officers assigned to the team.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Team
The UAV program was developed to add capabilities to the department in situations such as Search and Rescue, Criminal Apprehension, Crime/Crash Scene Documentation, Suspicious Packages, Fire Situations, and more. The UAV is typically deployed to document crash scenes or to look for missing or wanted persons. In order to operate a UAV for law enforcement purposes, we must comply with all FAA regulations including the certification of pilots and currently have four certified pilots. We have two UAVs, one of which has infrared capabilities. We understand the public concerns over privacy and will continually work with our citizens to address these concerns.
Bike Patrol Team
The patrol bikes are typically ridden in the warmer months through the neighborhoods and the business parking lots and during special events such as Family Days and parades. They provide a great opportunity for our officers to interact directly with the public. Each of the officers continues to say that the feedback from the public is very positive and they love seeing us out on the bikes.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
ICAC is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet. We have worked with ICAC for a few years but became more involved in 2017 when we started a program that specifically targets child sex predators. Ofc Stan Sieldlicki, who works closely with ICAC, participated in two child predator sting with ICAC in Cuyahoga County and Franklin County in 2019.