About the Candidate
A lifelong resident of Alliance, Lawrence Dordea began his law enforcement career in his hometown at the age of 21, after graduating from Alliance High School and attending Stark State College.
During his 30 years with Alliance, he was promoted through the ranks, becoming police chief in July 1998. Under his leadership, the department was widely recognized for its grassroots, anti-drug efforts.
Dordea was widely recognized for his leadership, creativity and tactics, especially in the areas of drug enforcement and violent crime reduction, participating in the service of nearly 1,000 search warrants and the arrests of hundreds of felons before retiring in December 2007.
Following a loss in his initial run for elected office, Dordea was hired by the Village of Hartville and quickly ascended to the position of police chief.
He just recently was elected to his second term of councilman in his hometown of Alliance, first serving as a councilman-at-large and most recently representing the Third Ward.
In addition to being a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Dordea also holds the following memberships:
- Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 73 (serving as a past president)
- Alliance For Children and Families (serving as a past president)
- Stark County Police Chiefs Association (serving as past president)
- St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church (serving as parish council president)
- FBI National Academy Associates
- Ohio Chiefs of Police
- International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Canton Exchange Club
- Rotary International
- Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 467
Lawrence and his wife Deanna have four children: Chris, Jillian, Adam and Alex.