Police Chief Jim Nice discusses community-based policing, body cameras and policing in Akron, Ohio

On September 22, Campaign Battleground welcomed Chief Jim Nice to our class.

Chief Nice, Chief of Police for the City of Akron Police Department since 2011, grew up in Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood before joining the Navy. He earned his B.A. in Education from the University of Akron and M.A. from East Texas State University before joining the FBI. During his 26 years with the FBI, he took part in numerous undercover operations, eventually rising to Director of Undercover Operations for the Bureau.

During our discussion, Chief Nice talked about his career, policing in Akron and how the Akron Police Department works to prevent problematic relationships between the police and civilians through community-based policing and the use of body cameras.

Watch the full conversation below or by visiting the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics YouTube channel.

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