Alene Candles donates face shields to Ohio’s law enforcement agencies


SIDNEY — Area law enforcement agencies are receiving face shields that were recently donated by Alene Candles.

The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Law Enforcement Foundation (LEF) received approximately 3,200 face shields from Alene Candles’ New Albany facility, on behalf of law enforcement agencies across Ohio, said a Sidney Police press release.

Alene Candles donated 3,200 face shields to the OACP, which will be distributed to 106 police departments in 42 counties across Ohio. In collaboration with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), face shields are available at the OSHP district headquarters for local police departments to collect.

“It is because of Alene Candle’s generosity that Ohio’s law enforcement can protect themselves, while serving our communities, during this unprecedented time,” the release said. “Law enforcement leaders are undertaking one of the biggest challenges in their careers, all the while doing more with less.”

Law enforcement officers are tasked to:

• Prepare for an increased call volume with a reduced workforce — agencies are not only experiencing a massive call increase, but a reduced workforce from first responders testing positive or being isolated for 14 days, due to potential exposure.

• Implement evolving orders — law enforcement plays a critical role as they balance protecting civilians and protecting themselves.

• Understand personal protection equipment needs, then get supplies — first responders, healthcare workers, corrections officers and local officials are on the front lines, serving their communities.

Alene Candles is a full-service contract and private-label manufacturer of superior custom designed filled candles for the gift, cosmetic and retail markets, said the release. Its industry expertise has allowed it to produce for some of the world’s best-known brands. The company prides itself in exceeding quality and delivery expectations, and in its ability to customize solutions across a range of candle and home-fragrance products. Learn more at www.alene.com.

The OACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing professionalism and innovation among police executives in order to assure the continued success of the law enforcement community. Established in 1928, the association is a fully staffed organization, offering a broad range of professional, educational and informational services.

With a mission to enhance profession through strong leadership, innovative programs and exemplary services, the association’s goals are: to serve its members; to increase the public’s understanding of the role police play in maintaining our quality of community life; and to foster improvements in police education, practice and research.

The LEF is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1985 by members the OACP. The mission was created around creating safer communities through the continuing education of law enforcement executives, education to the children of the community through trained DARE officers, and to educate law enforcement on special topics as trends indicate.

The LEF is the only entity in Ohio certified to train Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officers where officers are prepared to educate children and parents about drug abuse prevention, internet safety, bullying, decision-making skills, and personal responsibility.

The LEF is also the only entity to provide a three-tiered, executive-level management training for law enforcement, culminating in a Masters- level certification in law enforcement management.