Training continues to be a high priority for the Police Department. The Logan City Council, Mayor, and Service Director support advanced training activities; therefore, employees receive individual specialized training in accident investigation, OVI (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence) enforcement, firearms, human relations, cultural sensitivity, juvenile arrest, and management skills. Throughout the year, officers are updated on child abuse, missing children, and self-defense tactics. Professional training is essential to providing professional services. We encourage the community to join with us in protecting and serving the community by providing lectures and demonstrations as needed.
The use of the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and local police academies, in-service, and specialized instruction is provided. Based on assignment and position in the department, officers also receive higher educational level courses, including such notable law enforcement courses at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute, the Police Executive Leadership College, and the FBI National Academy.
Every officer and dispatcher are certified in the Homeland Security National Incident Management System. The City of Logan has determined that in the event of a disaster, the City will follow the guidelines of the NIMS protocols in conjunction with Hocking County EMA.