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File #: 0234X-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2016 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To Recognize and Congratulate the Columbus Division of Police on their 200th Anniversary
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

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To Recognize and Congratulate the Columbus Division of Police on their 200th Anniversary 

 

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WHEREAS, The Columbus Division of Police is celebrating 200 years of proud and esteemed service in the City of Columbus; and

 

WHEREAS, Established in 1816, the Columbus Division of Police now has over 1,800 officers and 300 civilian employees covering 20 precincts across the greater Columbus Metropolitan area, serving 222 square miles and nearly 800,000 residents; and

 

WHEREAS, The Division has received accreditation from the CALEA each year since 1999 for adhering to a body of international “best practice” law enforcement standards; and

 

WHEREAS, The primary focus of the Columbus Division of Police is the safety of those they serve, while ensuring that our residents are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness and  continuously engaging in community outreach and making sure we have the best trained police force in the nation; and

 

WHEREAS, In honor of the 200th Anniversary the Columbus Division of Police will hold a lifetime event at the Police Training Academy that will highlight the rich tapestry of CPD throughout the years; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize and congratulate the Columbus Division of Police on their 200th Anniversary and to thank them for conducting themselves with selflessness and professionalism as they serve and protect the residents of Columbus.