Blue Ash Police Department re-certified in Ohio Collaborative Standards

(March 17, 2020 - Blue Ash) 

The City of Blue Ash Police Department (BAPD) has received recertification in Ohio Collaborative Standards from the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).

The Ohio Collaborative Standards were developed to strengthen community and police relations, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

The recertification shows that the BAPD meets the standards for the use of force, including deadly force, agency recruitment and hiring.

“The Blue Ash Police Department strives to be a leader in the law enforcement community,” said Blue Ash Police Chief Scott Noel. “Through the hard work and dedication of the entire staff, this recertification serves as our pledge to the citizens and businesses of Blue Ash that we are committed to providing the highest level of services.”

Recertification takes place on a revolving three to four-year cycle. More than 200 agencies are expected to be recertified by the end of the year, according to the OCJS.