Question: I heard that I might not live in the City of Loveland even though my address says “Loveland.” Is that true?
Answer: Yes. The “Loveland” on your mail refers to the 45140 zip code used by the United States Postal Service. This boundary does not relate to the municipal corporation limits. The City of Loveland is approximately 5 square miles with 12,000 residents. The 45140 “Loveland” zip code is approximately 45 square miles with 53,000 residents (http://www.zipdatamaps.com/45140.)
Question: How many officers work for the police department?
Answer: The Loveland police department has 16 full time officers including the chief, captain, 3 sergeants, school resource officer, and 10 road patrol officers. We also employ 5 part time officers that supplement our road patrol. The officers are assisted by a record’s administrator, clerk of mayor’s court, and a part time administrative assistant.
Question: I heard that the Loveland police will check on my house while I am on vacation. Is that true?
Answer: Yes. If you are planning to be away from your home please call our dispatch at 513-677-7000 and arrange a “vacation watch.” Loveland officers will check on your house while you are gone.
Question: Where are you located and when are you open?
Answer: The Loveland police station is located at 126 South Lebanon Road. Our business hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Officers are on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Question: I saw a Loveland police sport utility vehicle in my neighborhood. Aren’t those expensive?
Answer: No. Police agencies in Ohio do not pay retail price for vehicles. They are placed in a statewide bid sheet at reduced prices. Based on the reduced statewide purchase price, operating cost, operational life, and resale value, the Chevrolet Tahoe is actually less expensive to operate than the Ford Crown Victoria (sedan.)