Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver's book based on his Facebook rants, "No Mopes Allowed," is selling well, he reported on the department's website.
STOW, Ohio - Voters in Stow will decide in November if the municipal income tax should be increased from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. The money, roughly $1.6 million, would be earmarked for law enforcement.
Stow Mayor Sara Drew said the number of police officers in Stow is far below the number of officers compared to similar cities in Ohio.
The newly-formed city safety committee wants more police in the community as well as in and around schools.
"The tragedy in New England was the true impedes," said Stow-Munroe Falls High School Principal Chris DiMauro.
The income tax levy would allow the city to add roughly 10 police officers. It would also allow for the formation of a school security division within the department. A second school resource officer would be added at the high school.
"I would be willing to pay more for my kids, my son will be going to kindergarten in a couple of years. I want to go to work and fell safe that he is fins," said teacher and mother Tatiana Jordan.
"I do believe in protecting the kids. I don't know if the right way to go about it is by increasing taxes," said Dixie Sherrell.
In neighboring Brimfield Township, the schools are cashing in on the popularity of the police chief and Facebook page , The department sells shirts and mugs with catch phrases from the witty chief. [See items here: http://on.wews.com/1d3w1iR ]
The money helps support increased school security. There are two school resource officers, there are panic alarms in schools. Cameras and intercoms are also planned as well as concrete bollards in front of school buildings.
Brimfield, Ohio will say thank-you to hundreds of veterans who have been invited to the tiny Portage County community for the annual Brimfest celebration.
Brimfield Township Chief David Oliver has invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town's annual community festival and expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up this weekend.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver's book "No Mopes Allowed" is now available for presale.
Voters in Stow will decide in November if the municipal income tax should be increased from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. The money, roughly $1.6 million, would be earmarked for law enforcement.
The outspoken police chief of Portage County's Brimfield Township has signed a book deal for "No Mopes Allowed".
A big party in Brimfield held by some college students overnight Friday ended with 18 arrests.
With temperatures rising, the outspoken Brimfield police chief is warning residents not to leave pets in cars.
Two adult males and two teens were busted for methamphetamine drugs in Brimfield Friday night.
Brimfield's police chief speaks out about teen driving on his Facebook page, saying to hug your kids every time they leave, no matter how frustrated you are with them.