If you call any of the media contacts after hours or on a weekend, please leave deadline information and every effort will be made to return your call promptly. However, the on-duty Patrol Shift Commander is a reporter's best bet for information on breaking crime nights, weekends and holidays. You may contact the Patrol Shift Commander by calling 330-438-4449.
Patrol Shift Commander
The Shift Commander is able to provide basic information on breaking crimes. If you call a Shift Commander immediately after a report goes out over the radio, he or she will likely have no more info than you do. It may be at least 30 minutes after a call that details are available for release.
Shift Commanders are in the Patrol Division and not briefed on cases that involve detectives or ongoing investigations (different divisions - different jobs). If you'd like a weekend or evening follow up on an ongoing investigation, please plan ahead and get the information from the Investigative Division during weekday business hours.