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Welcome to the State of Ohio Accreditation Resources website.  On this site you will find access to numerous resources to help your agency achieve initial Accreditation or Re-accreditation. Suggestions for improvements are encouraged. Please use the forum to make your comments known.  

Profile: SOAR is comprised of Ohio and neighboring state agencies already accredited or seeking accredited status.

Membership Benefits: Resource Sharing, Networking, Training and Bi-Monthly Meetings

Agencies Involved: Communications, Training Academy and Law Enforcement to include participation of agencies from both Kentucky and West Virginia



President: Lt. Brian Uhl; Springfield Twp. Police; 513.729.1300; buhl@springfieldtwp.org

Vice President: P.O. Scott Sanford; Powell Police Department; (614) 885-5005; ssanford@cityofpowell.us

Secretary: Christina Shaw; Xenia Police Dept; 937.376.7217; cshaw@ci.xenia.oh.us

Treasurer:  Please contact Vice President Scott Sanford

Webmaster: Lt. Brian Uhl, Springfield Township Police Department;  513-729-1300: buhl@springfieldtwp.org



Attorney General State of Ohio http://www.ag.state.oh.us/

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) www.calea.org

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) http://www.theiacp.org

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) http://www.ncjrs.org

National Crime Prevention Council http://www.ncpc.org

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives www.noblenational.org

National Sheriffs' Association http://www.sheriffs.org

Ohio Department of Public Safety http://ohiopublicsafety.com/odps.asp

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) http://www.policeforum.org

U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder  http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html

U.S. Dept of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

U.S. Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov