Bexley Police Department


Welcome to the Bexley Police Department.  Our core beliefs are forged in "FIRE", defined by: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy.

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A History of the Bexley Police Department

Tuesday
Apr282015

Stopping Crime: Hardening the Target

Take Away the Opportunity

Warmer weather has arrived, causing an increase in thefts from garages as people leave doors open while working or relaxing at home. Help the Bexley Police Department reduce the warm weather thefts in your neighborhood.

Prevention is the best method to reduce this crime.  Thefts from open garages is a crime of opportunity; never leave an open garage unattended, even if your inside your home.  Closing and locking your garage door is an easy way to safeguard your property as unlocked doors are a target for thieves.  A person can be in and out of your garage in seconds, carrying away your valuables. Many times homeowners don't realize items are missing until days after a crime occurs.  

As a precaution, be sure to write down the make, model, color and serial number of the higher priced items in your garage. Take pictures of your property to help police recover stolen items. 

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Tuesday
Apr282015

Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when a person poses as someone else and uses their information to steal from them. By accessing your personal information, criminals are able to empty your bank account or max out credit cards. Criminals can also fraudulently obtain new credit cards, cellular service, loans, and utility service among many other items that require personal information.  The number of identity theft cases in the United States continues to grow exponentially.  By taking certain steps, people can reduce their chances of becoming a victim of identity theft.

 

  • Guard your trash. Shredders are cheap and effective way to dispost of un-needed receipts, mail or papers that contain personal information.
  • Guard your mail. Outgoing bills should be put in a secure mailbox or dropped off at the post office.
  • Guard your wallet or purse. Many cases arise from personal items being left in public places; credit/debit cards are taken and used at local businesses then discarded.
  • Review your credit card statements each month.  Look for changes that you did not make, missing statements or bills from cards that you did not open.
  • Check your credit history on an annual basis with the three credit reporting bureaus.
    • Equifax
    • Experian
    • Trans Union
    • Close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
    • Contact your bank and the police department if you are a victim of identity theft. 

Resources: Federal Trade Commission, Ohio Attorney General

 

Thursday
Mar012012

Bicycles - Riding on the Right Side of the Roadway

Bexley Codified Ordinance 474.04

 

474.04 RIDING ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY; RIDING ABREAST.
(a) Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right
side of the roadway as practicable, obeying all traffic rules applicable to vehicles and
exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
(b) This section does not require a person operating a bicycle to ride at the edge of
the roadway when it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so. Conditions that may require riding
away from the edge of the roadway include when necessary to avoid fixed or moving objects,
parked or moving vehicles, surface hazards, or if it otherwise is unsafe or impracticable to do
so, including if the lane is too narrow for the bicycle and an overtaking vehicle to travel safely
side by side within the lane.
(c) Persons riding bicycles or motorcycles upon a roadway shall ride not more than
two abreast in a single lane, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive
use of bicycles or motorcycles. (ORC 4511.55)
Penalty - see Sections 408.01, 408.02 and 474.10

474.04 RIDING ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY; RIDING ABREAST.(a) Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the rightside of the roadway as practicable, obeying all traffic rules applicable to vehicles andexercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.(b) This section does not require a person operating a bicycle to ride at the edge ofthe roadway when it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so. Conditions that may require ridingaway from the edge of the roadway include when necessary to avoid fixed or moving objects,parked or moving vehicles, surface hazards, or if it otherwise is unsafe or impracticable to doso, including if the lane is too narrow for the bicycle and an overtaking vehicle to travel safelyside by side within the lane.(c) Persons riding bicycles or motorcycles upon a roadway shall ride not more thantwo abreast in a single lane, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusiveuse of bicycles or motorcycles. (ORC 4511.55)Penalty - see Sections 408.01, 408.02 and 474.10

 

Tuesday
Jun012010

What Burglars Don't Want You to Know

It's important to do whatever you can to keep your home safe! Check out these great tips here