Deputy Chief of Police

Deputy Chief of Police - Administrative Operations/ Records Room

The Deputy Chief of Police assists the Chief of Police with the operations of the department and its personnel. The deputy chief oversees both administrative and operational functions of the department which encompasses multiple units and functions that are essential to the daily operation of the police department. The deputy chief also oversees operations at the Parma Regional Dispatch Center. In addition to these duties, the deputy chief oversees the department's Records Room, which is the secure record keeping branch of the department. The Record Room staff is responsible for maintaining all reports, records and transactions generated by its police officers and/or the public. As a “public office” the records division has two basic duties under the public records laws: (1) to provide for the prompt inspection of public records, and (2) to provide copies of public records within a reasonable period of time, if requested.

Deputy Chief of Police James Blair

Deputy Chief 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. Deputy Chief 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. He is also a 2015 graduate of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program sponsored by the Ohio Association of Chief's of Police and a 2016 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Deputy Chief James Blair
Phone: 440-887-7333
Email: james.blair@parmajustice.net

Records Room Manager
Jody Thompson
Phone: 440-887-7300 ext. 7280

Records Room Hours of Operation
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Weekdays. Closed on Weekends and Holidays.

To contact the Records Room and speak with a records clerk, please call (440) 887-7300 and press #1. 

Public Records Requests:
Public records requests may be made via email at records@parmajustice.net. Request may also be made in person at the records room window during normal business hours. 

Property Room Hours of Operation
Weekdays 8AM - 4PM

Property Room Officer: Ptl. Ken Chihill