‘No Mopes’: Police Chief’s Message to Criminals

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By FOX 8's Roc Woodrum

BRIMFIELD-- No Mopes: That is the message one area police chief is hoping to spread, on car bumpers and t-shirts.

Outspoken Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver is most known for his often brash and frank comments on Facebook about what he likes to call "Mopes".
 
"A mope is our definition for a criminal. How we define it is it's a person who leeches off of society and is engaged generally in criminal conduct," said Chief Oliver.

On Wednesday, Chief Oliver unveiled his latest plan to battle these so-called criminals, while generating money for security at Brimfield area schools at the same time.
 
"We have some merchandise, mopes stickers, t-shirts coming out, that if you follow our Facebook page, you will understand some of the sayings on them," added Oliver.
 
Young's T-Shirt shop in Cuyahoga Falls has partnered with the chief to make the t-shirts and bumper stickers, and they couldn't be happier to be involved.
 
"We're all friends of the chief's on Facebook, and the owner thought it be really neat to offer a t-shirt as something to give back to the community.  The decals were an afterthought, and everybody is just going crazy over them," said Nancy Tipton of Young's T-shirt Shop.
   
"Every cent that we make is going to be diverted into a fund that we can use to buy cameras for the school, panic buttons, all in order to try to make our schools safer than they are," added Chief Oliver.
       
Brimfield resident Annette Heiser visited the t-shirt shop on Wednesday just to buy the bumper stickers.  "I saw the chief's post on Facebook.and I said I'm going tomorrow and get some, so I'm here and I bought them for all of our cars."

Field Local Schools Superintendent Beth Coleman is also happy about the program.  "We feel fortunate that our community is going to raise money to help with security measures. Obviously with recent tragedies that is something that is important to us- keeping our children safe," said Coleman.

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