Thomas M. Fallon, Amberley Village Police Department, is the Commander and a founding member of the Hamilton County (Ohio) Heroin Task Force. Commander Fallon has served as the Commander of this task force since its inception in June 2015. Under Commander Fallon’s command, the Task force has investigated over 1100 opioid-related overdose deaths and over 60 non-fatal overdoses. On October 5, 2016 the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force was given the award by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for the “Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement.” In September of 2019, this task force was named “Ohio Task Force of the Year” by Ohio NARCO- Ohio NARCO is a not-for-profit Law Enforcement Association serving Ohio’s Law Enforcement community. Thomas M. Fallon has an A.S. from the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice.
In his role with the Task Force, Commander Fallon initiated the Quick Response Team (QRT) in Norwood, Ohio in 2016, and is currently leading a multi-jurisdictional, county-wide Quick Response Team (QRT) in Hamilton County. In early 2021, Commander Fallon was the law enforcement lead and program coordinator one of the largest QRT expansion projects in the nation. Commander Fallon is also the law enforcement policy advisor for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Hamilton County currently serving three jurisdictions.
Commander Fallon began his law enforcement career in 1989 at the Wilmington, Ohio Police Department. In July of 1990, he moved to the Norwood Police Department in Hamilton County, where he was Supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Section and Commander of the Norwood Drug Task Force. In 2015, after noticing a steep increase in heroin related overdoses and heroin related deaths in Norwood, Commander Fallon helped create the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, with a mission to investigate overdoses and overdose deaths back to the supplier of the deadly drug. In November of 2017, Commander Fallon left Norwood PD due to their fiscal condition and continues his role as Commander of the Heroin Task Force and QRT program coordinator with the Amberley Village Police Department.