Akron Ohio Police Department

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Overview

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  • Akron, Ohio is located in the northeast portion of the state.[1]
  • Population: 190,469 (2020), making it the 125th largest city in the United States.[1]
  • Officers: 451[2]

Body Camera Policy

Incidents


Officers


Policy Changes

2021

On June 28, 2021, the City Council passed a law requiring that videos from deadly force incidents be posted online within seven days.[3]

2022

In July 2022, in the wake of threats against officers and their families following the death of Jayland Walker, the police chief allowed officers to remove name tags from their uniforms.[4]

2023

On February 6, 2023, the City Council approved funding to install in-vehicle cameras in police cars.[5]

2024

On January 25, 2024, the Mayor announced that officers would be required to wear name tags on their uniforms, starting March 1.[4]

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