Welcome to the Medina Township Police Department Website
To protect and serve the community in its quest for a peaceful and safe existence, free from fear, and with democratic values applied equally to all citizens!
Commitment to Excellence in Service
We believe that policing should be interactive, results-oriented process between the police and the community. The process is information driven and should create partnerships between the police employees, the department and those we serve: Identify problems that impact the quality of life in the community, devise strategies to address those problems: and work collaboratively to sole them by utilizing all resources available.
- You can now view a majority of our call activity online by clicking the public access link in the navigation column on the left of this page, just above Crash Reports. This interactive public access page allows users to see a majority of our call activity. Calls involving Deaths, Juveniles, Fire Department Assist or LST Assists are not listed for legal reasons. Other calls not listed include House Checks, Business Checks and Vacation Watches.
- There is also an Employee Access InterShare link just below the public access link.
- The Medina Township Police would like to warn residents of phone call scams.Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves from Windows Support. The callers indicate that there is a problem with your computers security certificate or something similar and for a small fee they will fix your computer remotely.Please do not trust unsolicited calls and DO NOT provide any personal information to people that you are not familiar with or you did not call.According to Microsoft – “Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes”.If someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support calls you:
- Do not purchase any software or services
- Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the “service”. If there is, hang up.
- Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer.
- Take the caller’s information down and immediately report it to your local authorities.
- Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.
If you already gave some information to a scammer, change your password on all of your accounts: email, financial accounts and credit card accounts.
We encourage all residents to not trust unsolicited phone calls, either for computer help, lottery winnings, or investment opportunities.
Do not pay for a “FREE GIFT”
Research unsolicited offers with the Ohio Attorney General’s office before you agree to send money.
If you feel you are a victim of a scam, please contact the Medina Township Police Department.
Ohio Attorney General Website for reporting scams: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/ReportaScam
Federal Trade Commission consumer information about telemarketing scams: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-telemarketing-scams
Microsoft’s tips to avoiding tech support phone scams http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx
Federal Bureau of Investigations warnings on E-Scams: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams
Drug Drop Off Box
We now have a drop off box in our parking lot for unused prescription medication. We are collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration on a Nationwide Drug Take Back Initiative. The Medina Township Police Dept. supported the DEA’s Drug Take Back Event two years in a row and the response was pleasantly surprising. We had an amazing turnout collecting garbage bags full of unwanted, expired prescription drugs. The Medina County Drug Task Force (MCDTF) was awarded a grant to fund a number of drop off boxes and offered permanent placement of one of these boxes to The Medina Twp. Police Department, which we were pleased to accept. Many residents and senior citizen facilities may take advantage of disposing old or unwanted medications. We want to reach out to individuals and encourage them to rid their households of unused prescription drugs that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse. The box is positioned for residents to easily pull up in their car and place the unused medications in the box. Please be sure to remove any labels on the containers.
Community Partners Program
Help make our township a safer place for the future of our community. Download the Community Partners Program by clicking on the Community Partners photo at the left.