Sheffield Village Police Department News

Ptl. Erica Rigdon: Living a lifelong dream

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Focused – Sheffield Village patrol officer Erica Rigdon is smiling here but is all business once a shift begins. Her focus and professionalism have earned her the respect of her male counterparts. (photo courtesy of Erica Rigdon)

This week, The Press continues its profiles of local police officers. As we thank them for their service and willingness to place themselves between us and danger, we …Read More

Capt. William Visalden Jr.: The little boy who wanted to be a police officer

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Proud – Sheffield Village police Capt. William Visalden Jr. is proud of his role in developing a new technology platform that assists all police officers in Lorain County in doing their jobs more effectively and safely.

This week, The Press continues its profiles of local police officers. As we thank them for their service and willingness to place themselves between us and danger, we are …Read More

Artful balance: Sheffield Village makes its storied history and progress work

Friday, March 10th, 2017

 

Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

Sheffield Village Mayor John Hunter’s grandfather taught him valuable lessons as a youth in West Virginia. In those days, they pumped their water. For the pump to work properly, it needed to be primed before each use. Hunter recalls being told, “The first thing you do is prime the pump.” That meant a jar on a nearby shelf was filled with water …Read More

Cool cop called “dad” by kids he protects and loves

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

One of the first things someone may notice about Sheffield Village police officer Keith Pool is his size. He’s a big, fit guy. But his size is eclipsed by an even bigger smile. Even his eyes smile. It’s immediately evident he has a purpose as he walks the halls of Brookside High School, and he is passionate about that purpose: keeping …Read More

A four-letter word for cops: Hero

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Police in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village responded to more than 165 calls for service every day last year, on average. When those calls come, they go, frequently not knowing what a situation will bring. Will the seemingly simple stop for speeding end up being a weapons or drugs bust? Will a domestic disturbance turn violent? Will an assist with the fire …Read More