Lakewood is hiring 2 neighborhood police officers


LAKEWOOD, OH – Lakewood has added two new community police officers to Wards 1 and 3, the city said.

The community police are responsible for providing direct assistance to their neighborhoods and members of the city council. Their main responsibilities, the city said, will be to “tackle persistent quality of life issues, such as noise, vandalism and petty theft, and to work cooperatively with residents of the area to alleviate these issues. “.

“Their goal is to get to know their neighborhoods and residents, and proactively deal with lingering problems before they become more serious,” the city added in a statement.

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Patrol Officer Neil Thibodeaux will work at the West End of Lakewood, Ward 1. He is a United States Navy Veteran and has been with the Lakewood Police Department since 2001. During his tenure at Lakewood, he was patrol officer, field training officer. , accident investigators, SWAT member and narcotics detective.

Patrol Officer William “Bill” McCarthy will be working in Midtown, Ward 3. He is a US Army veteran and has been with the Lakewood Police Department since 2002. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Investigator accidents and SWAT team member. Prior to joining the ministry, he was a correctional officer in Lakewood.

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For more information on the new agents and how to contact them in the event of a problem, visit the city’s hiring announcement.

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