The Village of Greenhills invites you to meet Chief James Schaffer on Thursday, March 7th between the hours of 3pm and 6pm at Molloy's on the Green located at 10 Enfield Street, Greenhills, OH 45218.
Chief Schaffer comes to us from the Blue Ash Police Department where he served as Captain. Chief Schaffer brings with him 33 years of law enforcement experience. He started his career with the University of Cincinnati Police Department, he then spent 5 years as a patrol officer with the Montgomery Police Department before joining the Blue Ash Police Department in 1987.
Chief Schaffer starts on Monday, March 4th and says he is looking forward to getting to know the community, taking the police department to the next level and providing a safe environment for the residents of Greenhills.
The Greenhills Police Department has been selected to participate in the Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. This program was implemented by the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Department of Health, and the Drug Free Action Alliance, who are working with the National Association of Drug Diverson Investigators.
The Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box is located in the main lobby of the Greenhills Municipal Building just outside of the Police Department. This box is white in color and resembles a mailbox type box. Citizens are encouraged to drop off their expired, unwanted, or unused prescreiption drugs in pill form or patches, and any over-the-counter medication in pill form. The drop off hours shall be during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, not to include holidays. NO LIQUIDS, NEEDLES, OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ARE TO BE DROPPED OFF FOR DESTRUCTION.
The drugs collected will be destroyed within terms set forth by the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Greenhills Police Department will forward a report to the Ohio Attorney General's Office noting such destruction. Again, we encourage you to participate in the Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box Program and do your part to help prevent drug abuse.
Recently the Greenhills Police Department received a new License Plate Reader that was purchased from a grant through the US Department of Homeland Security. This piece of equipment automatically reads vehicle license plates. The License Plate Reader does this by capturing a photo of vehicle license plates that pass the police cruiser, and then runs a query through local and national databases. This new technology has enabled law enforcement to apprehend persons with wants and warrants, as well as retrieve stolen vehicles. The License Plate Reader scans an average of 1800 license plates during a normal day. This License Plate Reader has been installed in one of our cruisers and is currently in use.
The Greenhills Police Department is proud to provide to you the 2011 Citizen Survey.
This survey measures:
~Overall agency performance
~Overall competence of employees
~Overall attitudes and behavior toward citizens
~Concern over safety and security of the Village
~Recommendations and suggestions for improvement
Available here for you to read,
By Sgt. Robert Dean
On March 25th, 2008 The Cincinnati Enquirer called the Greenhills Police Department a 'model for small agencies'. This was a result of the Greenhills Police Department receiving its first CALEA National Accreditation on March 15th, 2008.
There are five general steps in the Accreditation process: enrollment, self-assessment, on-site assessment, Commission review and decision, and maintaining compliance and re-accreditation. The Greenhills Police Department successfully completed the first four steps in 2008 and all five steps in 2011.
This holiday season don’t let one of those be your headline. You can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime if you practice a few safety tips.
- Park in well-lit areas.