Summit County Sheriff

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For the first time ever, Summit County is offering full scholarships to attend the police academy for the Sheriff’s Office.

The academy starts in August and candidates who attend full time can complete the program by December. Inspector Bill Holland said there's a need for new people.

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Over the weekend, more than 100 police officers from around Summit County participated in “Christmas with a Cop.” It was an opportunity for police to connect with underprivileged kids.

Trumbull County jail, Warren, OH
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It is budgeting time in counties across the region. A recurring theme for fiscal 2019 seems to be a call for more money for jails.  And, the costs for dealing with the opioid crisis are factoring into those spending requests.

Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe says medical treatment for the influx of drug-addicted inmates is an issue in his request for a million and a half more dollars for the jail. 

Entrance, Summit County Courthouse
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The ‘HOPE Court’ is up and running in Summit County. That’s the new specialty-docket Common Pleas Court for cases involving mental health issues. And as it nears the end of a second month, it’s busy. 

Case referrals to ‘mental health court’ already number more than twenty--and in a quarter of those, re-routing of the accused from the justice system to behavioral care is underway.  

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 18: 

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