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.
PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY: The Medina Township Police Department is committed to providing quality service, and we need your help to accomplish this goal. This is an anonymous survey to determine the concerns and views of our citizens about police community relations. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey. Your opinion is important to us. Only through your valued opinion, and those of your neighbors, can we fully understand the progress we make and identify the problems we need to further address.
YOUR RESPONSES WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS UNLESS YOU REQUEST TO BE CONTACTED AT THE END OF THE SURVEY.
Directions: Click on the link below and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.
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. Go to Website.
Kid's Day of Safety & Play - In collaboration with Mainstreet Medina, Medina Hospital will again be hosting their annual safety fair on Public Square this year on Saturday, June 3, 2017 as part of Kids Day of Safety & Play – Our Department will have a table at this event with some handouts and goodies for the kids!! Stop by and see us! Please click here for full details.
Super Heroes Needed: Throw on your Super Hero gear and join us in celebrating our community Super Heroes with music, food, giveaways, prizes and awareness walk at the 1st Annual Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties Awareness and Fundraiser Event on May 26th 5pm - 8 pm at Medina Public Square. Click here for full details.
May is Bicycle Safety month. The Medina Township Police Department will be promoting bike safety with the “Meet the Chief Night” at Yours Truly on May 17th and May 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
We will be giving away a bike to one lucky winner. From May 1st to May 31st you can enter to win a bike at Yours Truly Restaurant located at 3725 Medina Road, Medina Ohio. The bike was donated by Spin Medina located at 4463 Weymouth Road, Medina, Ohio. Winner must be 15 years old or younger to win. The drawing will be held on May 31st at 7:30pm. You may enter as often as you like and you do not need to be present to win.
We will be providing bike safety information and promote the new law that is now in effect to make bike riding safer. HB 154, which passed in December, makes Ohio one of more than half of the states to put in place a three-foot passing law and brings together municipal efforts to legislate the safety of bicyclists. It updates a previous state law requiring drivers to pass bicyclists at a safe distance.
Under the new law: "The operator of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle shall pass to the left at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. When a motor vehicle overtakes and passes a bicycle, three feet or greater is considered a safe passing distance.
Nettleton Road and Wildwood Drive Paving starts today until completed. We apologize for any inconvenience but the roads need to be paved.
Medina US Route 42 Widening Project:
US 42 in the City of Medina and Medina Township, from just south of Harding Street to just south of Fenn Road, will be widened with access management strategies implemented along the corridor. The project will improve safety and access along the corridor that will ultimately improve the flow of traffic and provide lane continuity through the corridor. Please click here for full details.
Weekly Report on Widening Project:
*US42 from Reagan to north end will continue to have the restricted lane widths as we continue to work on widening the west side in Phase 1B
*US 42 from Highland/Harding to Reagan will continue to have intermittent lane closures for various work items
*Hillview remains closed from the Dunkin Donuts driveway to US 42 as part of its 30 day closure, they will start cement stabilization on Wed. 5/31/17
*The south sides (existing westbound lanes) of both West and East Reagan remain closed with No left turns allowed at the intersections. We will begin placing underdrains and the stone base
*We will continue to be placing underdrains and the stone base on US 42 mainline from the Grande Blvd to Reagan Pkwy
From Chief Arbogast
Medina Township Police Dept. would like to wish our readers a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.
This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and we are sure everyone is ready for summer to be here. It is important to remember what the true meaning of Memorial Day is as we pay our respects to those we have lost, especially our military heroes. Our nation was built upon the sacrifices of many, some who paid the ultimate sacrifice to assure we can enjoy the freedoms we do.
If you are traveling, hosting a barbecue or just relaxing for a couple days, please do so responsibly.
We have added a new page called Nextdoor The private social network for your neighborhood. https://nextdoor.com/ you can go to the link on this page and register. This page will have posts from our department about things we feel the community should be informed of. Please be sure to sign up if you would like to get these notifications.
Buying on the Internet can be dangerous - We Can Help!!! Did you ever buy or sell something on the internet & then have to meet the buyer/seller at your home, their home or in a parking lot? Why not meet them at the MTPD at 4877 Fenn Road. We have reserved parking and the lot is video recorded 24/7 to make sure you are safe. Please click here for full details.
“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING”. The police cannot help you if they are not notified. The Police Department works 24/7 including holidays.
IRS Phone Scam Information - click here.
Grandparent Scams: In a typical Grandparent Scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative (such as a lawyer or law enforcement agent). The "relative" of the grandparent explains she is in trouble and needs their grandparent to wire them funds that will be used for bail money, lawyer’s fees, hospital bills, or another fictitious expense. Read More.