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.
"Meet the Chief Night" at Yours Truly Restaurant - Theme: Putting the Crime Puzzle Together - March 15th and 29th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Click here for flyer.
Medina Community Citizens Police Academy
The Medina Community Citizens Police Academy, a partnership of Medina City, Montville and Medina Township Police Departments are accepting applications for our Citizens Police Academy. The program will start on February 15, 2017 from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM and will be held every Wednesday for 10 weeks. The Academy will be open to residents of Medina City, Montville and Medina Township. A background check will be required.
This Citizens Academy is an in-depth view of Police work, not intended to train individuals as a police officer. Some topics to be covered: drug court, booking process, community orientated policing, and decision making scenarios.
Medina Residents can purchase the RING for home safety at a $25 discount. Please click here for product and ordering details.
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.
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
COLUMBUS – If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the Ohio State Highway Patrol urges you to designate a sober driver before the festivities begin. The Patrol will work with local law enforcement to remove impaired drivers as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign.
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that often involves consumption ... View more of alcohol. Because of the holiday’s popularity, it has also become a dangerous night on Ohio’s roadways. In 2016, two people were killed and 32 were injured on St. Patrick’s Day due to alcohol-related crashes. In all of 2016, 423 people were killed and 8,785 were injured in alcohol-related crashes.
“There are so many options to get home safely that driving after consuming alcohol is senseless and inexcusable,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Planning ahead before you go out is not only the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”
For bars and permit holders, over-serving or serving underage customers could also mean costly fines, suspension or revocation of their liquor permit. The Ohio Investigative Unit and other safety partners work to educate motorists and permit holders of these consequences in advance, reminding people of the dangers of impaired driving and over-serving.
As always, motorists are encouraged to call #677 to report drug activity or impaired drivers.
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.