Special Operations Division
Commanded by Captain Albert Kakascik
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 Kakascik by phone or e-mail.
|Lt. Rick Balog||330-729-2079||Det. Chad Doran||330-726-4150 x61902|
|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. Mike Hughes||330-729-2049||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. John Gocala||330-726-4150 x61849|
|Det. Richard Romeo||330-729-2050||Sgt. Mike Sweeney||330-726-4150X61931|
|Ofc. Rick Kridler/Evidence||330-729-2042|