The Miami Township Honor Guard is a newly formed function for the police department. It was founded by Captain Rowland in 2009. The unit consists of five officer all of whom volunteered for this assignment.
The Honor Guard was formed to perform at civic functions and to honor fallen officers. Posting of the Colors is a common function and the Miami Township Honor Guard has performed this service at Trustee Meetings, Citizen Police Academy graduation ceremony. The dedication of the 1776 Memorial Gardens and the Korean War Memorial at Miami Meadows Park. The Honor Guard marched in parades such as the Miami Township’s Holiday Parade and Cincinnati Police Memorial event. The Honor Guard represented Miami Township at several funeral services for lost officers.
The members of the team attended an intensive one week seminar in Goshen Indiana. They were taught to march in unison in both rank and files and how to transition between formations. They were instructed on the following topics: flag folding, flag etiquette, posting of the colors, casket guard, casket movement, handling flags of special dimensions (such as casket specific flags) firing details, funeral service and military manual of arms.
The officers assigned to the unit chose the uniform style in which they were the most comfortable. They are uniquely different for this area of the country. The uniforms were purchased from Neptune Uniforms in Haverhill Massachusetts, but were made at Fechheimer Uniform Company in Blue Ash Ohio, which is only 15 minutes from Miami Township.