About The Professional Standards Bureau
As a professional public safety agency, the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department and its employees are held to a higher standard of integrity than the community it serves. The department has established the Professional Standards Bureau to help maintain this level of integrity and professionalism. All employees are subject to the department’s policies and procedures and to the Code of Conduct.
The Professional Standards Bureau will respond to any credible information concerning misconduct by department employees, and is charged with the responsibility of investigating any serious allegations of misconduct involving an employee. Through the use of various investigative techniques, the Professional Standards Bureau gathers the necessary information needed to determine the truth surrounding an allegation. The employee’s rights are important and are protected through any investigation, along with the integrity and confidentiality of the investigation itself.
Battalion Chief Damon Williams was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 7, 1993. He was promoted to Lieutenant on September 6, 2001, and assigned to Communications as a shift supervisor of the fire dispatchers. Later he was assigned as Acting Captain of Communications from 2004 until his official promotion to Captain on January 19, 2010. Promotion to Battalion Chief was on March 15, 2013.
Battalion Chief Williams is a National Incident Management System, All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader (COML), certified by the State of Ohio, Dept. of Public Safety and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
Battalion Chief Williams is currently assigned Bureau of Professional Standards.
Captain Luke Harman was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on July 21, 2000. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011, and promoted to Captain on March 21, 2014. Captain Harman has completed Fire Officer I, II, & III courses and is a State of Ohio Fire Instructor and Incident Safety Officer.
Captain Harman holds an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Science from Kaplan University. He is currently the President of the Old Newsboy Goodfellow Association (volunteer).
Captain Harman is currently assigned Bureau of Professional Standards.
Lieutenant Darryl Murphy was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 22, 1989. Lieutenant Murphy was promoted to Lieutenant on June 20, 2012. He currently serves as a staff Lieutenant in the Professional Standards Bureau.
Professional Standards Bureau
545 N. Huron
Toledo, OH 43604