Sandusky gets long-delayed police department report

It's been a long time coming, but it arrived Tuesday. The International City/County Management Association has released an 82-page report detailing operations and efficiencies at the Sandusky Police Department.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 6, 2011

It's been a long time coming, but it arrived Tuesday.

The International City/County Management Association has released an 82-page report detailing operations and efficiencies at the Sandusky Police Department.

The report describes a police department that “faces very serious internal issues, has been in a state of turmoil for far too long, and desperately needs leadership and vision,” but it also offers a ray of hope: "There are many challenges facing the Sandusky Police Department, but none of them are insurmountable.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of Thursday's Register to see what city commissioners, police and residents have to say about the report and what it means for the future of the police department. 

Read the full report below, in PDF format.

 

Comments

Itsntallaboutu

Seems to me that this turned out exactly the way some wanted.    I wonder who exactly that "some" is/are.  I have to wonder when our LE will be able to just do their job without criticism at every corner.

reader

How many tens of thousands of dollars did they pay again for common sense?????

Darkhorse

We pay a police chief to monitor all this and now we have to pay $63,000 to tell us what our police chief should be doing.  The report is not good and the city should expect better.  On the other hand, the cuts in the budget were too deep and took away some of the tools that the officers need to function.  Mention liability for cheating on training and you have our attention.  The lack of data collecting is appalling.   Yes, we need a permanent police chief so when will the Nuesse case ever get settled so we can get on with obtaining a police chief?  The courts should have settled the case by now. 

Julie R.

If the city of Sandusky is waiting on the 6th District Court to render a decision in the Nuesse case before hiring a permanent police chief looks like Chief Lang will be the interim chief at least until the year 2020!  

Darwin's choice

That sounds exactly like Hurons department, with the new Chief white.

thinktwice

An exceptional report. EVERYONE needs a report card and once these issues are recognized and then changed, that 60k will be money well spent.

Hats off to the guys that work those 12 hour shifts!

Remember it could be ALOT worse... we could have been 5 more years down the road without the report.

Julie R.

Sure is taking that 6th District Court of Appeals in Toledo long enough to make a ruling on the Nuesse case. Must mean they don't have all the i's and t's dotted and crossed yet!  

fed.up

Getting rid of Chief Lang  would be a step in the right direction.  That man is nothing but a bumbling idiot!!  The only thing he is good at is firing good people and embarassing himself by looking so stupid, but when it comes to playing the part of a puppet no one does it better.