City Announces New Chief Animal Control Officer

The City of Cleveland announced today that Mr. Edward Ross Jamison will assume the position of “Chief Animal Control Officer” for the Cleveland Department of Public Safety. Mr. Jamison will take over for former Chief Animal Control Officer John Baird, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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Chief Jamison has previously served as the Animal Warden for the City of Garfield Heights since 2006 where he decreased the number of dogs sent to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter by 75% and streamlined departmental processes by creating animal tracking systems, digitizing complaint and service call forms, and publishing pictures and information on the internet of all impounded dogs.

Chief Jamison is a member of the the Cuyahoga County Animal Warden Society (CAWS), National Animal Control Association, American Humane Association, and the Founder & President of the Garfield & Maple Heights Animal Rescue Team (GM HART).

Chief Jamison is an Iraqi war veteran and is currently studying Business Administration/Human Resources Management at Cuyahoga Community College. He will be replacing former Chief John Baird who previously served as the city’s Chief Animal Control Officer for the past 20 years.