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MetroHealth Police Department Honored as Law Enforcement Partner of the Year by USMS

The MetroHealth Police Department was honored as the Law Enforcement Partner of the Year by the Northern Ohio U.S. Marshal Service during its annual awards ceremony Thursday.

“Our officers show up every day to make our community safer,” said MetroHealth Police Chief Frank Bova. “Their duties run the gamut, from helping direct traffic and people to de-escalating tense situations with traumatized patients and visitors to investigating and solving crimes.

“We are honored by the recognition and grateful for our partnerships with the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement throughout the region,” Bova said.

The MetroHealth Police Department works closely with departments in Cleveland, Parma, Cleveland Heights, Middleburg Heights, Brecksville, Beachwood, Bedford and anywhere else MetroHealth has a medical facility. It has officers detailed to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Cuyahoga Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, among others.

The MetroHealth System has a longstanding relationship with area first responders. MetroHealth’s Burn Care Center and Level I Trauma Units frequently treat patients involved in fires, traumatic injuries or who are victims of crime. Police officers, firefighters and other first responders who are injured in the line of duty are often treated at MetroHealth.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit