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In the early 1950’s Chief Fraley started the Tiffin Police Department’s own police school. All new Patrolmen were required to complete sixteen weeks of intensive training. This was a major accomplishment and Tiffin was the first department of it’s size in the State of Ohio to operate it’s own school.

By the mid 1950’s war was again on the minds of Americans. Crime rates soared rapidly. Tiffin Patrolmen still worked 44 hours a week and received special training in fingerprinting, criminal investigating, disaster service, and the use of the drunkometer as alcohol abuse was on the rise. Also during this time the younger generation began to rebel against authority. Since Law Enforcement represented authority, many cases at this time was directly related to this rebellion.