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The Pierce Township Police Department

Officer Jay Shaw to Retire in February

Pierce Township Police Officer Jay Shaw’s last day of service as a full-time police officer will be February 2, 2024. Officer Shaw has had an exemplary 35-year police career. He began his career with the Mt. Orab Police Department in 1988. He also served with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Pierce Township Police Department in 2003.

Officer Shaw’s history with the PTPD included assignments as a canine officer and an investigator with the Clermont County Narcotics Unit. The majority of his career was spent as a patrol officer, where he embodied the core principles of law enforcement – To Protect and Serve. His personnel file includes numerous chief commendations and over 35 letters of appreciation from the public and other law enforcement agencies.

Officer Shaw truly loved serving the Pierce Township community, and we thank him for his professionalism and dedication to duty.

Learn about the upgrade to the ALPR System

Automated License Plate Readers are advanced devices that help our officers identify stolen vehicles, locate missing persons, and more – all in real time. This technology will significantly enhance our ability to swiftly respond to various incidents, ensuring a safer environment for all our residents.

Police Overview

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 services within the 23 square miles of the township.

The police department serves with the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing. Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.