2019 Gahanna Police Annual Report

The Citizen Police Academy is a joint initiative between the Gahanna Division of Police and the New Albany Police Department.  The Citizen Police Academy is a free 10-week community education program intended to build lasting relationships between program participants and the Gahanna/New Albany Police Departments with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and achieving the best police service in our respective communities.

The academy offers participants an inside look at the values, philosophies, and operations of their law enforcement service providers while at the same time serving as an open forum for questions, discussion, and the exchange of ideas. Subject-matter experts from both agencies will provide instruction on topics such as traffic enforcement, investigative methods, use of force scenarios, firearms training, emergency communications/9-1-1 operations, laws of arrest, search, and seizure. Participants will also learn about how individuals become police officers and about the on-going training that officers receive.

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Registration - Citizen Police Academy
(ie, January 15, 1990)

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Emergency Information

For more information about the Citizen Police Academy, contact Sgt. Pat Millenbaugh at 614-342-4240.


Chief Jeff Spence

“Former IBM CEO John F. Akers once said, ‘Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action, and give them your ultimate trust.’ The Gahanna Division of Police strives to embody our City’s core values of Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, Purpose-Driven, Enthusiasm, Respect, and Commitment. As Deputy Chief of Police, I am committed to embracing these core values through providing exceptional, leading-edge and transparent policing services to our community and its stakeholders.”

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The services provided by members of the Gahanna Division of Police are second-to-none. Our workforce is comprised of highly trained and dedicated professionals committed to providing the best possible customer service to our citizens and those who may be visiting our community. Our officers provide these services while honoring our “Core Values” of “Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, Purpose-Driven, Enthusiasm, Respect and Commitment.” As we continue to move forward, you will experience our police officers policing in a “Problem Solving Approach.” This is known as “Community Policing.” 

Chief Murphy, Deputy Chief Spence, along with all the men and women in the Gahanna Division of Police and myself will continue to work together to provide the best customer service possible. In addition, we will continue to explore ways of improving our service delivery to the public in order to protect the lives, property and liberty of those we serve in a responsible and transparent manner. Keeping our community safe is a collaborative process, one that will require your help. Please, “If you see something, say something.” Never hesitate to call your police department.”

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