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Welcome, Minerva Police Department!

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Minerva Police Department! Led by Chief McDorman, who has an impressive 38 years of law enforcement experience, Minerva PD has 10 full-time officers.

Spanning 2.23 square miles across Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark counties, Minerva is a vibrant village with about 4,000 residents and nearly 1,950 students. It's an ideal setting for our mission of enhancing community-police relations, and Chief McDorman and Deputy Chief Gardner are excited to lead their officers in reading to the students and sending each child home with a copy of the book.

Minerva's school resource officer, Tony Albertoni, will surely be charming children with books and information about his job, and Officer Carol Wydra, who joined the agency in March 2024, already has extensive Books & Badges experience—she works part-time at another department!

We're looking forward to supporting these amazing officers in their efforts to foster strong, positive interactions between law enforcement and community members. Please extend a warm Starfish welcome to them!


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