Cleveland Metroparks Police
CAPTAIN – SPECIAL OPERATIONS
In 2007, Jack Hall joined the Cleveland Metroparks Police Department as the Captain of Special Operations. Known as the Ranger Department then, Jack had the pleasure of joining the leadership team of one of the region’s largest and most diverse law enforcement agencies with over 100 members which spanned six northeast Ohio counties.
Jack’s division had oversight of police administration and accreditation, laboratory services, jail, regional communications, and special operations units which included: detective bureau, traffic unit, K9 unit, mounted unit, watercraft enforcement team, dive team and natural resources unit.
Jack continued his push for excellence as his special operations units collaborated with other police agencies in the region to affect major arrests involving a criminal enterprise for theft, credit card fraud, tax evasion and illegal distribution of tobacco products. Jack’s investigators and regional partners were recognized in 2010 by the Ohio Attorney General as they were awarded the Distinguished Group Achievement Award for task force initiatives. (Read Award Case Summary Here)
In 2011, his special operations units teamed up with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division to combat exploitation of children and young adults on-line. Jack’s investigators and customs agents created Operation Traverse which resulted in the arrests of several subjects who arranged for sex with underage girls – including a 49 year old German national who was a pediatrician and traveled to Cleveland with intent to engage in an illicit sex act. Jack and his teams were recognized again in 2011 by the Ohio Attorney General and awarded the Distinguished Group Achievement Award.