About the Police Department
The Pierce Township Police Department was founded in the 1950s with one full time Constable. Since then the police department has grown into a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year agency. We are responsible for all law enforcement service within the 23 square mile township limit, and in 2019 we assumed responsibility for parts of the former village of Amelia south of SR 125.
The police department prides itself on having one of the lowest crime rates in Clermont County and has an exceptional closure rate (cases solved) higher than the national average. The department believes in a commitment to Community Oriented Policing, knowing that by listening and working with our citizens makes a safer community. Some examples of our community engagement programs are National Night Out, Citizens Police Academy, Daily School Checks, Shop with an Officer, Senior Services Senior Visit program, Vacation Checks, and the Junior Police Academy. Other examples of community engagement have been started by our officers and are unique only to Pierce Township. These include The Golden Ticket Program, Alzheimer’s Dementia Reporting System, and a gift card disbursement program where officers voluntarily have a small percentage of their pay taken out and gift cards purchased to give to people they encounter in need of immediate help.
The department provides the public a bi-weekly crime map posted on social media so residents can see what type of crimes are being reported in their neighborhoods. We also publish through traditional and social media platforms pertinent information on crime trends and even ask for the community’s help in identifying suspects in cases where we have surveillance footage of unknown suspects.
The vision of the police department is to continue to provide the safest community for our residents as possible, while maintaining the excellent partnership with our residents that exist today. We will continue to be financially responsible, and continue to improve as a police department. Our department places a premium on training, education, and professional development.