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"The Robocall Enforcement Unit is affiliated with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. If you have already given your personal information to a scammer while you were in our jurisdiction, or you believe a crime has been committed, you may want to contact the Medina Township Police Department at 330-723-5191 to file a police report."
Medina, Ohio, 44256
Emergencies: Dial 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 330.723.5191
Station Phone: 330.723.1408
Station Fax: 330.591.9922
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How Can We Improve Community & Police Relations?
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU….
The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board and the Office of Criminal Justice Services launched the Change Starts Here Campaign as a part of Ohio’s intensive agenda to improve community-police relations. Warhol & WALL ST, a Columbus-based lifestyle marketing and creative development company created the multi-pronged outreach and education campaign geared to raise awareness about community-police relations in Ohio.
As part of the overall scope of responsibility for the Ohio Collaborative, the public awareness campaign will:
- Educate law enforcement on how to better interact with the community they serve by focusing on appropriate and effective programming especially those programs that promote positive educational interactions between law enforcement and youth in the community.
- Educate the general public on strategies to improve community-police relations including how to appropriately interact with law enforcement and how law enforcement should appropriately interact with the public; and
- Educate the community about the duties of law enforcement and the nature of their responsibilities in order to raise citizen’s awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s obligation to protect and strengthen the vital partnership between the community and law enforcement. opens in a new windowGo to Website.
The vision of the Medina Township Police Department is “a community where the citizens and general public are secure in their homes, schools, houses of worship, places of employment, and all public places; knowing that the Medina Township Police Department serves without prejudice as guardians and agents of justice, in opposition to those who violate the law; while standing form to restore order, safety, and peace of mind for those who are exploited and victimized.”
The mission statement of the Medina Township Police Department is a dedicated and diverse group of professionals who are committed to working with the community to make the Township of Medina a safe and desirable place to live, work or visit. Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent.
Integrity – We are committed to the enforcement of laws and the preservation of order and property. We are honest, truthful, and consistent in our words and actions, and therefore worthy of the public’s trust. We exercise discretion in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent and consistent.
Professionalism – We treat the public and our colleagues with courtesy and respect. We understand that our appearance, words, and demeanor contribute to the public’s confidence in us. We are responsive to the community, and we deliver services promptly and efficiently.
Commitment to Excellence – Dedicated to service excellence, we demonstrate innovation, collaboration and transparency, practice effective and accountable use of resources and promote engagement and leadership at all levels.
Fairness and Impartiality – We act with fairness, restraint, and impartiality in carrying out our duties. We work with the community to continually understand and overcome cultural influences and unconscious biases. We understand that our actions, combined with the way treat members of the community, contribute to our “legitimacy” in the eyes of the public.
Teamwork – We work together as one organization in carrying out the mission of the department; our respective units do not act alone from one another. As individual members of the department we are respectful to each other and work collectively to solve problems and serve the needs of the community.
Efficiency – We keep abreast of standard procedures, legal issues, and innovative topics in modern policing through regular training and professional development. We exercise rigor in thinking strategically about identifying trends, exploiting alternative solutions, and solving problems.
Advocacy and Empathy – We have compassion for victims of crime. As members of the community, we have respect for and promote the diversity of the community. We advocate for social and other supportive services for victims, youth, and others involved in the criminal justice system.
Chief John W. Minek
Medina Township Police Department
On September 12, 2023, the Medina County Safe Communities Coalition came together for their Annual Awards Breakfast. This event is all about honoring the incredible dedication of our local law enforcement, fire safety personnel, and outstanding community members who champion traffic safety.
The coalition, operating under the wing of the Medina County Health Department, unites law enforcement, healthcare agencies, fire departments, non-profits, school districts, the media, and local businesses with a shared mission - to make our roads safer. Their goal: reducing traffic-related injuries and deaths caused by texting and driving, driving under the influence, and promoting seat belt safety on our beloved Medina County roads.
Today, we extend our heartiest congratulations to two exceptional Medina Township Officers who truly deserve the spotlight: Patrolman Matt O’Donnell, recipient of the prestigious 2023 OVI Enforcement award, and Patrolman Shawna Yorks, who proudly takes home the 2023 Click It or Ticket award.
These officers exemplify the commitment and dedication needed to ensure our roads are safer for everyone. THANK YOU for your incredible service and dedication to our community! #SafetyFirst #CommunityHeroes #MedinaCountySafety.
(Pictured from left to right: Lt. Zieja, Ofc. Yorks, Ofc. O’Donnell)
Join us in welcoming Aric Ubienski and Ethan Chaperlo to our Department. Both officers were sworn in tonight at the Trustee's Meeting. We look forward to both officers continuing their LE careers with us and know they will be assets to our community
On March 16th, the Medina Township Board of Trustees promoted Cliff Nicholson to Sergeant, and assigned Mike Oyler as the first full-time Detective in department history. Sgt. Nicholson has been serving the citizens of Medina Township since 2004, and Detective Oyler since 2006.
Pictured from left to right:
Chief Minek, Sgt. Mangel, Sgt. Nicholson, Det. Oyler, Lt. Zieja
Sergeant Todd Zieja and Officer Cliff Nicholson receive commendations from Trustee Chairman, Mike Stopa, for their outstanding service and coordination of the nationwide search to find the recent missing Medina Township resident and getting her home safely. Not pictured is Officer Mike Oyler who also played a significant role in her safe return.
“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING”. The police cannot help you if they are not notified. The Police Department works 24/7 including holidays.
Last year Medina Township Police Dept. was selected to be featured in the “Change Starts Here” public relations production. They were selected because of our community involvement and a recipient of one of the Ohio Collaborative Grants.The production team attended our “Cookout with a COP” day and conducted several interviews with attendees and officers. We are incredibly proud that our department out of the 900+ agencies in the State of Ohio was selected to be featured in this documentary!
THE FULL DOCUMENTARY IS BELOW!
SHOP WITH COPS - MEDINA SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION