Bexley Police Department
Welcome to the Bexley Police Department. Our core beliefs are forged in "FIRE", defined by: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy.
Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Bexley Police Department Citizen Police Academy.
The academy is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the capabilities of the police department. It is not intended to make citizens into police officers, but to allow citizens to learn more about police operations and to experience the following: crime scene investigations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, gang awareness, firearms/use of force, ride-along, and legal requirements. Participants will be afforded "hands-on" experience in working with some of the equipment utilized by our officers.
The Citizen Police Academy meets on 1 evening a week between the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Academy runs for 10 weeks and is held at the Bexley Police Department's training room, located at 559 North Cassingham Road. Participants are required to attend seven of the ten classes to be eligible for graduation. There is maximum of 12 students per class. There is no cost to attend.
Anyone who lives or works in Bexley will be able to participate. Applicants who would not be considered are: Persons who have applications pending with a law enforcement agency, persons with known criminal history, persons under 21 years of age, and persons living and working outside of the Bexley city limits.
The Academy will run from Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Sgt. D. Overly-Sheterom at 614-559-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
- 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
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 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