Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, September 10, 2007

Excerpts from the 2006 NPD Annual Report

A weekly series - 5th installment

In his letter to Chief Schlie describing the 2nd Shift‘s responsibilities last year, Sergeant Bill Kramer states, “In addition to random patrol, 2nd Relief also assists with many other functions of the Police Department. We worked closely with the Norwood Drug Task force and their many drug buys and search warrants.

…The officers on 2nd Relief had a variety of training and experience. Sergeant Murphy and PO Chuck Bell were both members of the Major Accident Team. Sergeant Dipietrantonio is the K-9 handler of Norwood Police Division member Axel. Officer Ward assists in the training of Norwood Police Division members and is also a member of the Hamilton County Honor Guard. Officer Whitford is a member of the Hamilton County SWAT Team. Officer Couch serves as a member of the Hamilton County Honor Guard. Sergeant Kramer is in charge of the Field Training Officer Program.”

Here are some of the 2nd Shift anecdotes:

2/1/06: Officers were dispatched to Fenwick Park to investigate a male white who was suicidal. Officer Ward and Sgt. Rankin arrived and observed a subject sitting in his vehicle holding a knife to his throat. Both officers were able to talk the distraught individual into putting the knife down, and he was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

3/22/06: Officers attempted to serve a warrant at 1818 Cleveland on Darryl Isbel…who was wanted out of Clermont county on a warrant for Breaking and Entering. He was also suspected of several other break ins. Isbell fled on foot and was caught after a foot chase and K-9 track…

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