CHIEF OF POLICE
Daniel R. Gilles
Chief Gilles began his career with the Olmsted Falls Police Department as a part-time patrol officer in May of 1985. In 1989, he was promoted to a position as a full-time officer and served on the SEB unit (SWAT) and as a field training officer for newly hired officers. He developed and implemented the reserve officer program within the department in 1992. In 1993, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 1997, he was promoted to the position of Executive Sergeant and served as the executive officer of the department. On May 9th, 2006, he was promoted to Chief of Police. Chief Gilles is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and holds a certification as a Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE). In addition, Chief Gilles has attended numerous training sessions in police operations and management.
Lieutenant Carmen Battaglia
serves as the Support Services Commander. This position supervises all aspects of the department that support Patrol operations. This includes training of personnel, scheduling, dispatch center, detectives, community policing, D.A.R.E., radio and computer equipment. Lieutenant Battaglia is a graduate of the PEALS program for police management and supervision. He is also certified to train and qualify officers in the use of firearms.
Lieutenant Larry Meluch
serves as the Patrol Operations Commander. He supervises all patrol operations, reserve officer program, Jail, evidence room, media relations, and all equipment used by the patrol officers. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College. He is also certified to train and qualify officers in the use of firearms and TASERS.
Sergeant Odis Rogers
in addition to supervising daily patrol is a member of the Southwest Enforcement Bureau (SWAT). He additionally coordinates traffic safety programs within the department and supervises community policing activities. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and currently is attending the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program. Sgt. Rogers established and supervises the department's Explorer program in cooperation with the Boy Scouts.
Sergeant Floyd Takacs
in addition to his role supervising daily patrol is a certified firearms instructor and TASER instructor.
Sergeant Kim Flood
in addition to supervising daily patrol operations supervises the department's auxilliary unit. She is a graduate of the three week STEP program for police supervisors and will be attending the Police Executive Leadership College in the fall of 2010.