FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

Ohio Agency Tracks Dishonest Cops

November 26, 2012  | 

The chief of the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Police has created a list to track dishonest officers to better track conduct that usually gets cops fired.

Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs is now reviewing the list, which was put together before she was named the division's leader in April.

"Our integrity must be unquestioned, so anybody that damages that integrity by being untruthful is looking at the loss of their position," Jacobs told the Columbus Dispatch. "I can't say strongly enough how extremely important it is to maintain our integrity with the public."

Comments (7)

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

Cam @ 11/26/2012 8:14 PM

To Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs, I commend you and wish you all the strength and support you will need to enforce this policy. You are a brave woman, and I do not envy your task. Unfortunately it is a task that must be undertaken in many departments. Best of Luck.

Fed Cop @ 11/27/2012 8:29 AM

Qualify "untruthful"? During interrogations, most if not all investigators will tell suspects some "half-truth", embellesh on something else, etc, to get the suspect to talk. "I'll talk to the prosecutor and tell him you cooperated. We'll see if the charges can be reduced." That's a half-truth. You'll talk to the prosecutor, he'll tell you "no way", and you'll say "Cool". You tell them that even when you know, "it ain't gonna happen". The POS takes the ride.

Steve @ 11/27/2012 8:35 AM

Brady v. Maryland should be the standard so there should be no argument. Best of luck to Chief Jacobs. Her police union should back her on this (but knowing unions - probably wont't).

Bob @ VA @ 11/27/2012 9:20 AM

Chief Jacobs is exemplifying courage in leadership. I wish her the best.

S.S @ 11/27/2012 9:57 AM

Good Luck on this issue. I really hope that you find nothing. Thatwould be a good thing. Anyways best of luck to you.

jt @ 11/28/2012 6:53 AM

I'm not sure I get what she is doing. It sounds like she already has a list of officers that have lied. They should have been fired already. (yes, I understand reasonable deception in investigations) Can someone explain?

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/11/2012 3:37 PM

The state of Florida already does this and it's avaiblable to the Public as well as Police Agenicies. Officers who have had their police credentials recinded by the Stae of Florida are all on this list.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Columbia Southern University Scholarship to Help Illinois Mom Bring Out Best in Others
Chacon of Dixon, IL, was recently awarded a Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship from Columbia...
Super Bowl-Winning Player Leaves NFL to Join Michigan State Police
“I came to the realization that I just wasn’t performing the way that I once was,” said...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine