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Dallas and Baton Rouge


The tragic deaths in Dallas and Baton Rouge of eight police officers, and another five from across the country, serve to remind police officers that the job we do is dangerous and uncertain. On average, a police officer dies in the line of duty every 61 hours. These recent terrible events also remind us that we cannot become complacent and must remain vigilant when we are serving our community.

However, an unexpected realization came to us during these past few weeks as well. The kindness, compassion and decency of this community is incredible.

Online Police Reports


Being a victim of a property crime is upsetting and costly. The last thing you want to do is spend valuable time waiting for the police to respond to take your report. Typically, it takes close to half an hour to call the police and have an officer respond to obtain the necessary information. The officer must then enter that information into a report. If you require a copy of that report for insurance purposes, you have to wait a few days for the report to go through the review process and then you must request a copy of that report, adding to your burden of being victimized.

Burglary Prevention


As the vacation season fast approaches, the Colerain Police Department wants to remind our citizens of the necessary precautions that should be followed in order to prevent and deter burglaries in our community. 

Although the number of burglaries in Colerain Township has been generally trending downward from a high of 600 in 1980 to a low of 158 in 2015, we must still be mindful that these crimes can occur.  As we all know, there is an epidemic of Heroin and Opiate abuse in the Tri-State area.

Protect Yourself on the Internet

The internet has given us the ability to do many things. We can learn about virtually any topic within seconds, do a month’s worth of Christmas shopping in an hour and it has removed the roadblock of distance in our personal relationships. But from a police perspective, it has also increased the rate at which people are victimized by criminals. On the internet, a criminal can present themselves as anyone they want. This anonymity allows them to victimize without fear of discovery.
Police departments around the United States have seen a rise in financial crime due to the increase in internet usage.

Panhandlers



I am often contacted about solicitors and panhandlers standing near highway exits or near our shopping centers, begging for money. Many of them have a sign detailing their dire need for your cash and others aggressively approach you as you go about your business throughout the Township. They hope that you will have pity, or fear of them, and will give them cash to go away. They know it is very difficult for good, decent people to turn their back on someone who appears to be in need. We all feel that twinge of guilt when we ignore them.

The Truth About Police Use of Force

On April 20, I received a public records request from a local TV media outlet asking for information about all fatal police shootings in Colerain Township since the 2001 riots.
Of particular note was this TV media outlet’s request for the race of those involved. While we have had two officer-involved shootings since 2001, none have resulted in any fatalities.

Not having any information to send, I felt it was important to share our use of force statistics. I sent information that informed this media outlet that during this same time period, the Colerain Police Department had approximately 750,000 citizen contacts resulting in only 186 uses of force; that’s .