Within the police department the Police Chief is in command and provides direct support for and supervision the department. The Administrative Lieutenant is the second in command of the department and, under the direction of the Chief writes/amends department policies, applies/administers grants and other administrative functions.
The Police Administration directs the overall activities of the Police Department to accomplish the mission and goals of the organization; ensuring that personnel and resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner.
The Investigative Unit is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations on felony and serious or complex misdemeanor crimes committed in Pierce Township. Cases are assigned to detectives based on solvability factors and the seriousness of the crime. The unit is a Detective and an Investigator; it is overseen by the Administrative Lieutenant.
The Patrol Unit of the Pierce Township Police Department is responsible for providing the citizens of Pierce Township with the highest level of professional police service and protection. The officers are tasked in enforcing criminal laws, traffic laws, township resolutions, and maintain public peace and safety. In addition, many of these officers perform additional tasks for the department (i.e. radar trailer, field training officer, physical fitness specialist, crime prevention).
The officers assigned to the Patrol unit are dedicated towards working in partnership with the members of our community in anticipating and preventing problems and to improving the quality of life for our township residents and visitors.
The Patrol Unit is organized into four 12 hour shifts. To have an officer call you or respond to your location, call 513-732-2231 (Clermont County Dispatch Center).
The Police Department currently has personnel assigned to the Clermont County Narcotics Unit.
This unit operates under the auspices of the Sheriff’s Office and is comprised of agents both from the ranks of deputy sheriffs and police officers from other Clermont County law enforcement agencies. The Narcotics Unit is tasked with the responsibility of gathering intelligence and investigating cases involving illegal drug manufacture, use, and distribution. The Unit also works cooperatively with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, in particular the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), with the objective of suppressing interstate drug trafficking that originates or terminates within Clermont County. A substantial amount of Drug Unit expenses are funded through a grant administered by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.
The Drug Unit phone number is (513) 625-2806. Citizens may call this number to anonymously report illegal drug activity within Clermont County.
Special Response Team
Pierce Township Police Department, along with other jurisdictions, provides officers to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT).
The Sheriff’s Office SRT is tasked with the responsibility of responding to critical, life-threatening incidents within Clermont County. Examples of SRT operations include: Hostage situations or barricaded subjects, tracking fugitives, and high-risk search warrants. The team consists of officers specially trained in offensive tactics, negotiation, and marksmanship.
The SRT also has state of the art weapons and equipment to allow the team to professionally and effectively discharge its duties.