Nicholas Shearer

Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 330-673-3221

 The Chief of Police administers the affairs of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws,

ordinances and regulations for the protection of persons and property by discharging all duties required by state and federal laws, city ordinances and rules and regulations of the Department.

  • He oversees the daily operations of the Police Department by reviewing and studying operations policies and directives. He institutes changes within the scope of authority by recommending changes to ordinances and proposing new ordinances and statutes, when appropriate.
  • He administers all matters relating to human resources, including overseeing the selection, development and retention of sworn and civilian personnel according to Civil Service procedures and/or collective bargaining agreements.
  • He acts as the primary spokesperson for the department and maintains positive working relationships within the department, with city officials and with the public.
  • He coordinates short and long term planning for department operations and growth and maintains a system for fiscal accounting and prepares the annual department budget.

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