The Uniform Patrol Division is the "first responding" entity of the Parma Police Department. As of April 2011 this eighty-one (81) officer division is staffed by sixty-five (65) Patrol Officers, four (4) Motorcycle Officers, eight (8) 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 Joseph Manning has been a Parma Police Officer since 1987 and is currently the Uniform Patrol Commander. He has previously served as the Commander of the Services Division. Captain Manning has spent most of his career in the Uniform Patrol Division, eight years of that as a Shift Commander, and has extensive experience in the Field Training Unit. Capt. Manning has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cleveland State University, is a 2006 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and a 2008 graduate. Northwestern University Executive management Program.
Life or Death Emergency – Dial 9-1-1
General Police Dispatch – 440-885-1234
Capt. Joseph Manning - 440-887-7350
Lt. Rob Tarro - "A" Platoon Commander- 440-887-7349
Lt. Brian McCann - "B" Platoon Commander - 440-887-7307
Lt. Anton Haberkorn - "C" Platoon Commander - 440-887-7313
Sgt. Ken Gillissie - Traffic Unit Supervisor - 440-887-7300 ext. 7285