Christopher P. Viland

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Christopher P. Viland

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Chief Christopher P. Viland has been a police officer with the City of Solon since 1987.  He worked his way through the ranks both in uniform and as a detective, serving as sergeant and lieutenant in both divisions before being promoted to Chief in January 2011.  Chief Viland is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command.  In 2008 and 2009, he served as the Task Force Director of the Cuyahoga County Mortgage Fraud Task Force under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.  He is certified as a unit instructor in both basic police and basic corrections academies by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

Chief Viland is also a licensed attorney, graduating summa cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in 2004.  He has served as a municipal court small claims magistrate.

Chief Viland is a current member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ohio Identification Officer Association, the Fraternal Order of Police – George Murray Lodge, the Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, the Greater Cleveland Police Officer’s Memorial Society (Life Member), and the Solon 100 Club (Life Member).  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Area Law Enforcement organization and is on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee of the Valley Enforcement Group.