The City of Rittman Police Department is currently undergoing a transition
period involving its personnel. The recent retirements of long serving officers and
influx of new personnel has set the stage for the next step in our evolution.
Police here, just like the rest of the country, are faced with difficult situations
each and every day. We interact with people who may be abusing drugs,
suffering from mental illness, capable of extreme violence, or all of the above.
Uniformed officers are the most visible form of government. Officers have the
responsibility of serving in many roles including mentor, counselor, and problem
solver. Training for those of us in this profession is ongoing. We must strive to
stay current in a job with changing expectations from the community.
One of our goals is to make Rittman a great place for people to visit, work and
live. Working together with volunteers and other community groups is necessary
as we move forward. The future is indeed challenging, however, I am confident
we have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to get the job done.
I cannot predict future events. However, I can say the employees of the
Rittman Police Department will respond with the utmost energy, professionalism,
and passion as we work to bring about a successful resolution to whatever we may face.
We will work to earn and keep the trust and respect of the community through
outstanding service, positive interactions, and open communication.
Chief Of Police
City of Rittman
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