Police Policy & Data
The Worthington Division of Police is posting policy information and data on this page to be transparent and make the information widely available to the public. Information will continue to be updated here so please check back to learn more about Division operations and activities.
May 17, 2021 - City Council Approves Funding for Body Worn Cameras
At the May 17, 2021 meeting, Worthington City Council approved an ordinance to fund the purchase of body worn cameras and related equipment. See the ordinance here. Body worn cameras are expected to be implemented in early 2022. In April, Police Chief Robert Ware provided information at a City Council meeting for discussion on the City’s current Use of Force policy, which was updated in December 2020, as well as the proposed body worn camera program.
- April 12, 2021 City Council Presentation
- Background Memo and Discussion Materials
- Watch the April 12, 2021 meeting video on demand (Police policy discussion begins at 13:54)
December 2020 - Updated Use-of-Force Policy
The Worthington Division of Police recently reviewed and updated its Use-of-Force Policy. The revised policy, updated in December 2020, follows Federal and State law and is consistent with the standards and best practices of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The Division regularly reviews its policies and provides regular scenario-based training and testing. In addition, the Division requires review of aspects of our use-of-force policies at least twice per year with a qualified instructor to ensure comprehension and potential risks of application.
- December 2020 Use of Force Policy Update
- December 2020 City Manager Memo to City Council
- Ohio Collaborative Policy Statement about Use of Force
Use-of-Force Reports (See Definitions)
Field Interview Data Review
A Field Interview (FI) is a method of documenting informal police contacts with people during the course of patrol, or while investigating citizen concerns.
Traffic Citation Data Review
In 2019, the Division updated its policy on collecting demographic information about people ticketed with traffic violations to be consistent with best practices of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.