Welcome to the Medina Township Police Department Website

Mission Statement: 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!

6-old-cars2Commitment 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.

Business Survey

Residential Survey

 

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.

Events

“Meet the Chief” at Yours Truly – Kids Night – January 18th and 25th – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This event is part of a year-long program to address issues within the community. Medina Township Police Department is one of 20 agencies in the State of Ohio that was awarded funding from the Ohio Community Policing Relations Grants. Please click here for the flyer with more details.

Press Release

December 13th – Two males were arrested for breaking into vehicles in the Reserve Development early Monday morning. While on patrol in the Reserve Development, Officer Oyler observed a vehicle parked on the street (prohibited from 2-6 AM). On further investigation Officer Oyler discovered that a a vehicle was broken into in the area. Read More.

Special Sale

Medina Residents can purchase the RING for home safety at a $25 discount. Please click here for product and ordering details.

Notices:

POLICE URGE RESIDENTS TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP (Medina County) – Police are on high alert in wake of a series of nighttime burglaries, and they are urging residents to stay vigilant and immediately report suspicious activity.
Police say that most break-ins happen during the day, when no one is home, but Montville Police are now warning residents about a string of nighttime burglaries. Lieutenant Matt Neil said, in the past week Montville Police have responded to four homes which were burglarized during the nighttime hours, and one attempted burglary, which was foiled when the home owner yelled at the suspect after being woken to his patio window being smashed, at 3:30am.
Police were already investigating two burglaries which occurred in the last month on the west side of the township, near State Route 3, when the most recent burglaries began in the northeast quadrant of the township, near State Route 18 and River Styx Road.
Police have stepped up patrol, but they are urging residents to call for any suspicious activity, no matter the time of day. Lieutenant Neil said that residents in some of the neighboring homes have reported their doorbell being rung during the night time hours. Police believe this may be one way the suspects use to determine if anyone is home, before they kick in a door or break a window.
Police are very concerned about this elevation in criminal activity and are reminding residents to stay vigilant, lock their doors, activate home security alarms, or cameras, and call police if you see a suspicious person or vehicle in your neighborhood.
Security Camera photos and a video of suspect(s) can be viewed by clicking the photo below:

 

 

From Chief Arbogast

Holiday Safety Tips

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 Informationclick here.

Photo From MHS SADD National Safe Teen Driving Month:

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Shop with Cops donation:

kw-checkA HUGE thank you to Keller Williams who donated to our Shop with Cops program again this year. They donated an amazing amount of $3,500.00!!! Your continued support of this program and our agency is greatly appreciated!!

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.