Police Programs

Pierce Township Police Department is dedicated to serving our community, not only through enforcement efforts but also through various programs and services that help to foster positive relationships and build trust between law enforcement and the community.

We offer a wide range of community programs, including:

  1. Crime Prevention – We offer a variety of crime prevention programs and resources to help citizens protect themselves and their property from criminal activity.

  2. Citizens Police Academy – This program provides an opportunity for citizens to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of our department, as well as the challenges and complexities of law enforcement.

  3. Shop with the Police – This program pairs law enforcement officers with local children for a fun day of shopping and bonding, helping to create positive relationships and build trust between law enforcement and the township’s younger members.

  4. Golden Ticket Program – This program recognizes good behavior in our community, rewarding them with “golden tickets” that come with a small gift card to show our appreciation for their actions.

  5. Coffee with the Chief – This is an informal gathering where citizens can meet with the Chief of Police, ask questions, and share their concerns.

  6. Candy Police – This program involves officers handing out candy to children that are not able to directly participate in Halloween. Officers will deliver candy and activities to them at their homes.

  7. Ice Cream Social – This event brings members of our community together for a fun and enjoyable afternoon, where they can meet and interact with Pierce Township officers.

We thank you for your continued support and participation in our community programs. We are proud to work alongside you to create a safer and more connected community for all.

Crime Prevention

The police department is committed to working with the community to prevent crime and ensure the safety of our neighborhoods.

We understand that preventing crime requires a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the community. That’s why we offer a variety of programs and services to help educate and empower citizens to be proactive in preventing crime.

Our community outreach programs include neighborhood watch groups, crime prevention seminars, and safety presentations for schools and community organizations.

In addition, we conduct regular patrols and targeted enforcement operations in high-crime areas to deter criminal activity and apprehend offenders. We also work closely with local businesses to implement security measures that can help prevent crime.

But crime prevention is not just about law enforcement. We need your help to be effective. By being vigilant, reporting suspicious activity, and taking steps to protect yourself and your property, you can play an active role in preventing crime in our community.

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Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a ten week program that allows attendees to interact with police officers while they learn about the day-to-day operations of the Pierce Township Police Department. Classes meet for three hours one night per week, and are provided at no charge to attendees.

The class is open to non-Pierce township residents. However, Pierce Township residents are given preference when the class roster is being selected. Applicants must be 18 years old or older by the start date of the academy and must have a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Academy schedule is Tuesday Nights 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm for ten weeks

Shop with the Police

The purpose of the Shop with the Police program is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Young kids, K – 6th grade are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at our local Walmart and purchase gifts for themselves and members of their immediate family. The participating children are identified by our local schools, churches, and/or social service agencies. Each child is given money to spend on their immediate family and on themselves. Each child is paired with a police officer, who then escorts them around the store and assists in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. After shopping, the children will eat lunch, wrap their gifts, and continue to get to know the police officers.

The Pierce Township Police Department started its Shop with the Police program in 2007. When this program was originally conceived the children were only to buy gifts for their family members but the families themselves have asked that the selected children be allowed to buy gifts for themselves as well. This can relieve some of the stress of gift buying by relieving the financial burden and enabling families to spend more quality time together focusing on each other rather than shopping. The positive relationships built between the officer and the children are priceless. The community engagement and amenity foster only serves to make the community as a whole stronger in the long run.

This program is made possible through donations from local business partners and by our officers who have funds deducted from every paycheck to ensure this outstanding program is financed.

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Golden Ticket Program

The Pierce Township Police Department has started what we are calling the “Golden Ticket” program in an effort to recognize community members who are caught doing good things. When one of our officers see someone doing something good they will issue them a Golden Ticket thanking the person for their efforts and giving them a Wal-Mart gift card as a ‘reward’.

So remember the next time an officer makes contact with you it could be to give you a Golden Ticket.

Special thanks to Wal-Mart and Cincinnati Print Solutions for their help with the program.