The Uniform Patrol Division is the first responding entity of the Parma Police Department. As of January 2015, this seventy-five (75) officer division is staffed by sixty-one (61) Patrol Officers, four (4) Motorcycle Officers, seven (7) Sergeants, and three (3) Lieutenants under the direction of the Uniform Patrol Captain.
This Uniform Division patrols 20 square miles working closely with the Detective Bureau and Communications Center "To Protect and Serve" the approximately 80,000 residents of the City of Parma. In addition to basic patrol services, the Uniform Patrol Division operates a Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigation Unit, Field Training Unit, SWAT Unit, Law Post Explorers youth mentoring program, seventy- one (71) School Crossing Guards, and a forty (40) officer Auxiliary Police Unit. The men and women of the Uniform Patrol Division respond to a variety of calls interacting with the public on a daily basis.
To better serve the community, the Parma Police Department has equipped patrol cars with state-of-the-art law enforcement technology such as mobile computers, RADAR units, in-car video systems, LoJack tracking devices to locate stolen vehicles and Automatic License Plate Readers. In addition, several Parma officers now carry the TASER electronic restraint device as an alternative to the use of deadly force.
Captain Blair began his career with the Parma Police Department in 1992. He previously served as a supervisor in the Detective Bureau, a shift commander in the Patrol Division and the Traffic Unit Sergeant. Captain Blair is a 2007 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and a 2008 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Capt. Blair is a 2015 graduate of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program sponsored by the Ohio Association of Chief's of Police. Capt. Blair also recently attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Emergency – Dial 9-1-1
General Police Dispatch – 440-885-1234
Capt. James Blair - 440-887-7333
Lt. Anton Haberkorn - "A" Platoon Commander- 440-887-7313
Lt. Rob Tarro - "B" Platoon Commander - 440-887-7349
Lt. Richard Hach - "C" Platoon Commander - 440-887-7352
Sgt. Dean Leon - Traffic Unit Commander - 440-887-7300 ext. 7285