Friday, April 19, 2013
Twinsburg Police Officer Dave Fenske was sworn in again as a deputy U.S. Marshall in the Northeast Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Twinsburg Police Officer Dave Fenske, a 17-year veteran of the force, has served part-time on the U.S. Marshall's Northeast Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since 2007. Every two years, he is re-sworn in as a deputy United States Marshall. On Thursday, Fenske was re-sworn in by Peter Elliott, U.S. Marshall for the Northern District of Ohio. "We value our partnership with Marshall Elliott," said Police Chief Chris Noga. "The NEOVFTF has helped to take thousands of violent offenders off the streets during its ten years in existence."
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Twinsburg Chief Chris Noga said Detective Greg Kopniske will fill the role of the second school resource officer position recently re-instated for the 2013-14 school year.
Twinsburg Chief Chris Noga said Detective Greg Kopniske will fill the role of the second school resource officer position recently re-instated for the 2013-14 school year. Kopniske is a 23-year member of the Twinsburg Police Department. In the mid-1990s, he served as a full-time DARE officer for the Twinsburg City Schools. He also helped to develop the school resource officer program during that period. Additionally, Kopniske designed, implemented and has administered the department’s juvenile diversion program since its inception over a decade ago, Noga said. "Having already served as a DARE officer previously, Greg is the ideal candidate for this position," Noga said. "He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Cleveland State …
Monday, April 1, 2013
One of nine new cruisers is road-ready. Notice the difference in color?
In January, Twinsburg City Council approved the lease of nine new Ford police vehicles based on the Ford Explorer — one is now road ready and can be spotted around town. The Twinsburg Fire Department shared a picture of the new dark blue and white color-scheme cruisers Friday on Facebook. Police Chief Chris Noga said the department plans to phase out its 10 Dodge Charges currently in use. Noga said those cars are suffering some "wear and tear." The cost of the new cars is $333,705 total for three years. These Ford Police Interceptors are built using the Explorer body and the Taurus platform, and are both all-wheel drive and pursuit-rated.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga spoke Wednesday in court about his fallen friend and colleague, Joshua Miktarian.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Twinsburg's new Ford Explorer-style cruisers will replace the current fleet of Dodge Chargers.
The Twinsburg Police Department will sport some new wheels very soon, with a new look too. The city council approved in January the lease of nine new Ford police vehicles based on the Ford Explorer. The cost of the new cars is $333,705 total for three years. Police Chief Chris Noga said the department plans to phase out its 10 Dodge Charges currently in use. Noga said those cars are suffering some "wear and tear." The Twinsburg Bulletin reports that the black and white colors of the Dodge cars will be changed to a dark blue and white scheme.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Chief Christopher J. Noga is pleased to announce the promotion of Officer Thomas Austin to the position of Sergeant in the Twinsburg Police Department.
Chief Christopher J. Noga is pleased to announce the promotion of Officer Thomas Austin to the position of Sergeant in the Twinsburg Police Department. Sgt. Austin, a 17 year member of the department, is a graduate of Euclid High School. He earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Lakeland Community College. During his time with the Twinsburg Police Department, Sgt. Austin has served in the Patrol Division. Additionally, he has served as a juvenile officer, a member of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, a field training officer and a public information officer. Sgt. Austin served as a director of the Twinsburg patrol officers bargaining unit for a number of years and currently serves as the Executive Secretary for …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Solon City Council approved a three-year agreement to house Twinsburg's prisoners at the Solon jail.
The Solon City Council approved a three-year agreement to house Twinsburg's prisoners at the Solon jail. The Twinsburg City Council had already approved the agreement, which is a three-year deal that will pay Solon $85,200 per year. Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga said the deal will save the city money. "There will be actual savings in this," Noga said. Twinsburg police currently operates a 12-day facility. The operation cost for 2011 was $152,000 including labor, supplies, feeding prisoners, according to Noga. Potential savings in this agreement could be anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000, Noga said. Solon has spent the year making contracts with many surrounding communities to house their prisoners at the city's full-service jail.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga re-affirms the police department's commitment to school safety in the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Netown, Conn.
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga has posted a message re-affirming the police department's committment to school safety in the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Netown, Conn. Noga said that both his department and the Twinsburg School District are committed to working together for the safety of the city's children. He wrote: The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday is a stark reminder of how fragile life is. As a father, I am deeply shocked and saddened. Undoubtedly, it will take time for the criminal investigation to unfold and possibly give us answers to questions that we all have. Until then, we must continue to remain resolute in protecting our …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
See how violent and property crimes are broken down in Twinsburg.
The FBI has released 2011 crime statistics for reporting communities across America, including Twinsburg. The Twinsburg Police Department saw 11 violent crimes, four robberies and 169 property crimes last year. All of the statistics, as reported by the FBI, are reported below. For more about these stats, click here. Do any of these numbers surprise you? Tell us in the comments! Read more: How Do Twinsburg's Crime Stats Compare With Local Communities (DATA)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Police, fire departments report no major problems over night.
In Twinsburg this morning, no news is good news. Neither the Twinsburg's police or fire departments reported any major problems due to Hurricane Sandy last night. Fire Chief Rick Racine said his department responded to a couple fals alarms due to high winds, but nothing else related to the storm. Police Chief Chris Noga said police responded to the occasional downed branch and a low-hanging power line in front of a house on Gettysburg Drive. The electric pole was in the yard, but the house still had power. "I think we weathered the storm pretty well last night," Noga said. According to First Energy, there are no power outages in Twinsburg, despite each surrounding community having some outages reported. Neither Noga or Racine had heard of …