Special Operations Division

Commanded by Captain Donald Hawkins
OFFICE:  330-729-2044
E-MAIL: DHAWKINS@BOARDMANTWP.COM

The Special Operation Division primarily conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations on criminal offenses, which in most cases have been forwarded by the Patrol Division. Our Detectives have specialized training in the gathering of physical evidence, interviews and other techniques that lead to the identification, apprehension, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders.

Our Detectives are trained in all aspects of investigations and investigate all major crimes — ranging from homicides, felonious assaults and aggravated robberies to sexual assaults and all other felonies.

In most instances, a Patrol Officer will be the first to respond to a call, take the initial report, and make the determination if a Detective should immediately be called to the scene. The Bureau Supervisor reviews the event and assigns a Detective to the case if a further follow-up is needed.

The Special Operation Division primarily works days, but a Detective is always available.

If you have information about a crime, please contact Captain Hawkins by phone or e-mail.

Sgt. Mike Hughes

330-729-2049

Det. Glenn Patton

330-729-2030

Sgt. Glen Riddle

330-729-2087

Det. Michelle Glaros

330-729-2032

Sgt. Charles Hillman

330-729-2076

Det. Ben Switka

330-729-2034

Sgt. Rick Balog

330-729-2079

Det. Doug Flara

330-729-2052

Det. Greg Stepuk

330-729-2085

Det. Jerry Kamensky

330-726-4150 x61848

Det. Tim Hughes

330-729-2092

Det. Jonathan Martin

330-726-4150 x61924

Det. Mike Dado

330-729-2093

Det. John Gocala

330-729-2042