Area briefs

Troy police maintain accreditation

TROY — The Troy Police Department was awarded national accreditation on Nov. 13 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in the Law Enforcement Standards program. CALEA’s goal is to improve law enforcement service by creating a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals.

Chief Shawn McKinney, Captain Ryan Ormberg, and Detective Chris Baker attended the virtual CALEA conference. There, CALEA’s Board of Commissioners reviewed findings of the accreditation process and affirmed the Department’s re-accreditation status. The re-accreditation process involved assessments and input from police and city leadership, as well as public hearings.

The accreditation process is a means for Troy’s Police Department to voluntarily demonstrates how it meets criteria for excellence of service, using nationally, professionally-recognized standards, embracing the precepts of community-oriented policing. The agency was first accredited in 1993.

Tree recycling offered

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Transfer Station is accepting Christmas trees for recycling free at the facility at 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31 during the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility will be closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

YMCA offers youth leagues

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for upcoming sports leagues at the Piqua and Robinson branches. These eight-week leagues begin on Feb. 12 and 13.

YMCA youth sports are designed for children with all skill levels. Games will use a competitive format including progressive rules enforcement and scoring while maintaining fair play for all participants.

• Piqua branch leagues

3-4 and 5-6 -year-old soccer — Saturday morning and early afternoons

First through fourth grade boys/girls floor hockey — Saturday afternoon (Begins Feb. 27)

• Robinson branch leagues

Kindergarten boys/girls basketball — Friday evenings

Third and fourth grade boys/girls basketball – Saturday mornings

4-5-year-old boys/girls basketball — Saturday late morning and early afternoons

7-9 and 10-12-year-old soccer — Saturday afternoons

• Troy Junior Basketball at Robinson branch

First and second grade boys/girls basketball – Sundays beginning Jan. 10 — Registration by Dec. 27

Registrations are being accepted at both branches or over the phone through Jan. 24. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 773-9622 or or Imari Witten at 440-9622 or