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We Must Stand Together

Like all of you, I was horrified to hear about the attack on police officers in Dallas. Initial reports indicate these officers were murdered simply because they wore a uniform. Unfortunately, police officer ambushes are on the rise. The Officer Down Memorial Page reports officers killed by gunfire has increased 31% in 2016 alone. And we are only half way through the year.

These incidents can be incredibly demoralizing to officers. They can feel like they are not valued. At these times, I remind myself the vast majority of our community, especially here in Loveland, supports us. We must never let a vocal minority break our resolve and partnership. It has never been more important to continue to maintain our relationship. It is never been more important for the community to understand the reality of the situations police officers face. It is never been more important to have those critical, civil conversations about police actions. There is only one path forward – together.

The Loveland Police Department is hosting a joint citizen’s police academy beginning in September. This is a fantastic way to build upon our community partnership and continue our critical conversations about police operations. Have you ever wondered why police officers do certain things? Have you ever wondered what it feels like to face down an armed attacker? I can tell you, it is not as it appears on television. Please join us in September and get a new perspective on the police officers in your community. You can contact Officer Chad Caudell or Sergeant Kevin Corbett at the Loveland Police Department to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy at 513-583-3000.

Police Officer Written Exam Results, 12-06-2015

Loveland Police Hosting a Junior Police Academy with Surrounding Communities (01/21/2015)

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Miami Township Police Department, Milford Police Department, Loveland Police Department and other partners are teaming up to present a Junior Police Academy. This program will provide a unique experience for law enforcement, professionals to come together with young people and share basic law enforcement knowledge, techniques and experiences. The JPA cadets will not only learn about law enforcement, but much emphasis is placed on teamwork, respect, positive behavior, pride in one’s work and the resistance to drugs and alcohol abuse. It is our hope that each cadet will leave the program with a better understanding of citizenship and how rewarding community involvement can be. Applicants will be accepted by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and participants will be selected based on a questionnaire. The academy runs June 15-19.

Part of this posting was obtained from the Miami Township website. Visit the JPA website for more information.

 

Loveland Police Reports Now Available Online

Loveland police reports are now available online. The department is proactively posting it’s most requested reports for the public to view 24 hours a day. Criminal reports, crash reports, and arrests can be viewed at http://lovelandoh.glyphreports.com/. The webpage also contains a list of wanted subjects.

“We have received an increasing number of requests to access public records through the internet. This is a perfect way for us to be transparent and responsive to our community’s needs. Other agencies that use Glyphreports show a dramatic decrease in public records requests, which should also increase staff efficiency.” said Captain Dennis Sean Rahe.

Early in 2014 the Loveland Police department partnered with several surrounding police agencies to provide geographical crime information through Raidsonline. If you are having trouble locating a particular report please contact the department at 513-583-3000 and ask for records.

Loveland Police Administrative Offices Closed

The Loveland Police Administrative Offices will be closed December 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all day on December 25th and December 26th. Police officers will still be on duty 24 hours a day. When the office is closed you can contact police dispatch at 513-677-7000 for assistance.

SCAM ALERT – Duke Energy scam discovered in Loveland.

SCAM ALERT – Several businesses in Loveland have received calls from people claiming they are from Duke Energy and asking them to pay money on an overdue bill. This is a known scam. Contact Duke Energy directly if you have any questions about your service.

http://www.duke-energy.com/news/releases/2013081901.asp

UPDATE! – Loveland partners with the Enquirer to add drug drop boxes

The Loveland Police Department has received and installed it’s drop box in the lobby of the Safety Center at 126 South Lebanon Road. The drop-off site is secure and confidential.  When the boxes are emptied, the drugs will be incinerated. The box is only for the disposal of pills. No liquids, needles, syringes, creams, lotions, inhalers, thermometers, medical waste, aerosol cans, chemicals, or disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide.

We suggest removing the prescription labels on all medication bottles to protect your privacy.

Legal Notice: Destruction, Disposal and Sale of Unclaimed Property

The City of Loveland Police Division intends to dispose of a number of items acquired during its regular course of business, including but not limited to electronics, camera equipment, jewelry, sports equipment, bicycles, and tools. If you believe you are the rightful owner of an item please contact Property Room Officer, Steve Moster, at (513) 583-3000. You may also visit http://PublicNotice.Ohio.gov/. Proof of ownership, as well as verification of eligibility, which may include background questions, will be required prior to the return of any property.  The following dates will used to dispose of property in 2014:

  1. Wednesday, March 26th 2014
  2. Wednesday, September 24th2014

Items not claimed prior to these dates will be disposed of pursuant to state law. This article posted pursuant to O.R.C. 2981.12, 2981.13, and 7.16.

 

Loveland Police Join New Crime Fighting Partnership

The Miami Township, Milford and Loveland Police Departments recently partnered with each other and BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in all three communities. The Police Departments now have online crime maps called RAIDS Online (www.raidsonline.com) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Police Departments to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Read More about this at: Crime Analysis Partnership Press Release (1312)

Visit RAIDS Online at: www.raidsonline.com

 

 

 

Loveland Police Department Welcome New Officer

Officer Amy Campbell was sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 28th. Officer Campbell was a police officer for 6 years at the Springdale Police Department before coming to Loveland. She left Springdale to spend more time with her family. Amy put herself through the police academy a second time in order to re-enter police work. “Amy worked as a field training officer, bike patrol officer, and detective at Springdale. She is an excellent addition to our team.” said Police Chief Tim Sabransky.

Police Chief Tim Sabransky introduces Officer Amy Campbell

 

Sergeant Jose Alejandro Recognized for Educational Achievement

Sergeant Jose Alejandro appeared at the Loveland city council meeting on Tuesday, January 14th in recognition of his completion of STEP. The Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP) is a 3 week long course hosted by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police specifically for police management and leadership.  All Loveland supervisors attend both STEP and the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC). “We believe strongly in education and training and are very fortunate that we have a council and staff that support it” said Chief Tim Sabransky.

Sergeant Jose Alejandro is recognized for completing the Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP)

 

Loveland Police say “Thank You” to its Volunteers

On Tuesday, January 14th the Loveland Police Department presented 10 of our most active volunteers to city council in recognition for their dedication and work to our department. “We rely on our volunteers to keep the department operating” explained Chief Tim Sabransky. Every year our volunteers donate hundreds of hours to the Loveland Police Department. We are fortunate to have such strong support from our community. Thank you Loveland!

Volunteer Sheila Wheatley accepts her certificate of appreciation from Mayor Linda Cox and Chief Tim Sabransky.

 

Loveland partners with the Enquirer to add drug drop boxes (Reprinted from the Enquirer)

Five Cincinnati-area law enforcement agencies and The Enquirer are teaming up to help keep dangerous prescription medication from being misused, stolen or sold. The Enquirer is purchasing prescription drug drop boxes for use by the Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and police departments in Loveland, Norwood and Reading.

The secure boxes, placed in law enforcement offices, provide residents with a safe, convenient way to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs whenever the hosting office is open. Authorities will dispose of the drugs in a way that prevents abuse and keeps them out of water supplies or landfills. Opioid drug misuse kills more Ohioans than traffic accidents and, experts have told The Enquirer, fuels the nation’s worst-ever heroin epidemic, which is acute in many of our communities.“We truly can save lives by getting these pills out of our homes,” said Randy Essex, Enquirer senior editor/news. “This is among the easiest steps we all can take to fight this public health crisis.”

Removing unneeded painkillers from medicine cabinets and helping keep them off the street protects everyone, including children. Studies have shown that more than a third of teens have used a prescription drug not intended for them by the time they are 18. The average age of first use is just under 13. The drop boxes, which have been distributed on a limited basis around the country under a program led by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, have proved effective. The Ohio attorney general’s office, under a grant, distributed 67 of the boxes and collected 8,658 pounds of prescription drugs in the first year.

The additional boxes go to communities around Greater Cincinnati that do not yet have one. Visit http://rxdrugdropbox.org/ to see whether your law enforcement agency has one. Boxes also have been placed in Northern Kentucky public safety centers. Money to place more boxes in Ohio has run out, prompting The Enquirer’s effort. The boxes will be manufactured locally and given to the participating agencies early in 2014.The Enquirer will publicize their locations and the results.

 

Loveland Police Tahoe goes “Tiger”

To help celebrate the accomplishments of the Loveland High School State Champion Football Team the police department has “restriped” it’s newest Tahoe in the high school colors. The “Tiger Tahoe” will make its first public appearance at the parade on Sunday, December 15th.

 

Loveland Police Division Receives Gold Traffic Safety Award from AAA

On Tuesday, December 3rd the Loveland Police Division received the 2013 Gold Community Traffic Safety Award from AAA. Each year agencies can submit applications to AAA for the award. The applications are evaluated on traffic statistics and traffic safety programs of the agency. “Our officers work very hard to keep the streets of Loveland safe. We are pleased our effort to reduce traffic accidents was recognized by AAA.”  Assistant Chief Rahe said.

 

Thank You Loveland

On Saturday November 16, 2013, the Loveland Police Division partnered with LIFE food pantry, Loveland Kroger and Loveland High School Tigers in Service for its first ever “Stuff a Cruiser” food drive. Volunteers from each of these organizations as well as the Loveland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association worked together to make this a huge success.

I am extremely grateful to the Loveland community for its outpouring of support for the LIFE Food Pantry. I am happy and proud to report that we had to call for back up cruisers! Officers had to make ten trips to drop off food that was so generously donated. Over 1600 pounds of non-perishable items were collected, sorted and delivered to the food pantry.

This is just one more example of why Loveland was voted Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometown and why I am humbled and proud to serve as your Police Chief.

Tim Sabransky

Police Chief

Loveland Police Division

 

Bomb Threat at the Loveland Middle School

The Loveland Police Division is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Secret Service investigating a bomb threat at the Loveland Middle School that occurred on Thursday, November 14th. Anyone with information about the crime should contact Crimestoppers. They can be reached at:

Cash awards are available for tips that lead to an arrest.

 

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween will be here soon. It is the goal of the Loveland Police Department that everyone have a fun and safe evening. Please review these safety tips provided by the National Crime Prevention Council:

Halloween Safety Tips (1061)

 

Community Survey

The Loveland Police Division needs your help. The phrase “do more with less” has been used so much recently it seems like ancient wisdom. This is a nice phrase to say. However, actually doing more work with fewer resources is extremely difficult. What I think people really mean is “work smarter with what you have.” This, I can certainly understand and appreciate. Loveland, like many of its neighbors, has been forced to make some tough economic decisions. We have weathered through many tough days, but it looks like stable growth may be ahead.

This is a good time to reflect on how we have done and prioritize our path forward. Sir Robert Peel used nine principles of professional policing to establish the first professional police agency in London in the early 1800s. The roots of all professional police agencies, including the Loveland Police Division, can be traced back to these principles. They can be loosely summarized by saying professional police agencies derive authority from the approval and respect of the community.

In October, the Loveland Police Division will mail out a survey to random residents in each neighborhood asking for their feedback. We are asking the community not only how much do you approve and respect our work, but also, what are our future priorities? The Loveland Police Division takes great pride responding to our community needs. This survey will help us narrow down those needs even more and “work smarter with what we have.”

If you receive a survey card in October, please take a moment to fill it out and drop it in the mail. You will be providing us valuable feedback about our performance, and help establish a path forward for both of us.

 

Drug Take Back

The Loveland Police Division is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) to remove potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications from residents’ homes. The National Take Back Initiative will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to surrender their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications at the Loveland Safety Center located at 126 South Lebanon Road.

Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter substances will be collected. Participants will be able to dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its original container. If an original container is submitted, please remove and shred any identifying information from the label. Any solid dosage pharmaceutical product or liquid in a consumer container will be accepted. Liquid products should remain in their original containers. Intra-venous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted.

The program is free of charge. No questions or requests for identification will be made and you will remain anonymous.

According to the DEA, on April 27, 2013, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event. When added to the collections from DEA’s previous five Take Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

UPDATE!  With your help the Loveland Police Department collected over 138 pounds of prescription medications. That’s 138 pounds that will not end up in our garbage and waste water. Thank you Loveland!