Akron at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Akron Police Department

  • 446 Officers
  • 38 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.37 Akron
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Akron Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Akron

Data was last updated October 15, 2023


We identified over $6.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Akron
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$185,889.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
AKRON CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$168,168.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
AKRON, CITY OF CITY OF AKRON 2021 FEDERAL JAGCOUNTY OF SUMMIT (DISPARATE AGENCY) Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$3,957,780.00 7/1/2020
6/30/2023
AKRON CITY OF CHP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$127,567.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
AKRON CITY OF CITY OF AKRON AND SUMMIT COUNTY 2020 JAG Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated April 3, 2024


$43.4K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Akron Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER with 8 items valued at $499.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
11/27/2007 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
8 8 @ $499.00 $3,992.00 D 1
11/26/2007 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
21 21 @ $499.00 $10,479.00 D 1
12/29/2005 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
31 31 @ $499.00 $15,469.00 D 1
12/28/2005 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
15 15 @ $499.00 $7,485.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated June 1, 2023


Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2022

In March 2022, the City of Akron reached a $900,000 settlement with brothers Jamon Pruiett and Latrent Redrick, who were shot by a police officer, John Turnure.

In October 2017, an alleged altercation broke out outside of ZAR Nightclub. Officers claim that Redrick was arguing with a group of men, eventually pointing a loaded firearm at them which caused alarm. Turnure then approached Redrick and shot him several times. Pruiett then allegedly grabbed the gun and shot at Turnure, resulting in Turnure shooting Pruiett several times. However, Priuett claims that he and his brother were getting something to eat when someone picked a fight with them, resulting in Redrick’s self-defense. Pruiett was acquitted for a felonious charge of assault and Redrick obtained a misdemeanor for inducing panic. Turnure was cleared of charges, and the brothers reached a settlement. 

Compensation
$900,000.00