Bexley Police Department

Wednesday
Oct012014

Welcome to the Bexley Police Department

Our core beliefs are forged in "FIRE":

FAIRNESS:  The fair and impartial treatment of others. Adapting to each new circumstance with professionalism and common sense.

INTEGRITY:  The honest and ethical performance of our duties. The acceptance of full accountability for our actions. Doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

RESPECT:  Respect for the law and respect for the human dignity of all people.

EMPATHY:  The importance of seeing things from the other person’s point of view. The ability to be sensitive to the feelings of the people we serve.

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Thursday
Sep182014

A History of the Bexley Police Department

In the early days police officers patrolled Bexley on horseback, by bicycle, motorcycle and automobile. At present the department has eight marked patrol vehicles, four marked patrol bicycles, one animal control van, one parking control vehicle and five unmarked vehicles. All marked patrol vehicles are equipped to handle a variety of emergency situations.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Citizen Police Academy 

Enrollment applications for the 2014 Bexley Police Department Citizen Patrol Academy are now being excepted.
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 the operations of the Bexley Police Department.  The academy educates citizens about the "hows" and "whys" of the department and the citizens' role community oriented policing. 
The academy meets on 1 evening a week between the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 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 a maximum of 12 students per class at no cost to the participants.
Anyone who lives  or works in Bexley will be able to participate in the academy. 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 runs from: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
If interested in attending, please contact Sgt. D. Overly-Sheterom at 614-559-444 or doverly@bexley.org

 

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

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

Stopping Crime: Hardening the Target

We need to harden the target by making it harder and less attractive for people to come to our city to commit their crime. The best way to do that is for us all to work together in monitoring our streets, alleys, front and back yards, and for us all to look out for each other.

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