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Press Release July 20, 2017

34th ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT  CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP TO JOIN CITIES NATIONWIDE FOR “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” On Tuesday, August 1st, neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township are being  invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th  Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Clearcreek Township Police Department will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.  In all over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.  NNO 2017 corporate sponsors are Dietz & Watson, ADT, Ring, Associa and King’s Hawaiian. National Night Out is designated to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. From 5 to 9 P.M. on August 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  All neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township community are invited to attend this free event held at the Patricia Allyn Park on State Route 48. Scheduled events will include: safety stations, crashed car display, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Warren County SWAT, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Clearcreek Fire Department with an extrication exercise, emergency services helicopter landing, canine demonstrations, games, music and free food.

 
   

Press Release October 14, 2016

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 22nd AT THE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT CENTER On October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clearcreek Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Clearcreek Township Government Center at 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd. Springboro, OH.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Sgt. Wallace Stacy at wstacy@clearcreektownship.com

 
   
Press Release July 17, 2016
33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP TO JOIN CITIES NATIONWIDE FOR “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” On Tuesday, August 2nd, neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “33rd Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Clearcreek Township Police Department involved over 38.3 million people in 16,728 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designated to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. From 5 to 9 P.M. on August 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. The Clearcreek Township community will be invited to attend a free event held at the Patricia Allyn Park on State Route 48. Scheduled events will include: safety stations, crashed car display, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Warren County SWAT, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Clearcreek Fire Department with an extrication exercise, emergency services helicopter landing, canine demonstrations, bounces, music, and free food. For further information, please contact Patrol Officer Nicole Cordero at 937-748-1267.
 
Press Release July 12, 2016
(Clearcreek Township, OH) – “A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive July 17, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Clearcreek Township Police Division’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services”, Chief John Terrill announced today. “Verification by the team that the Clearcreek Township Division of Police meets the Commission’s state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence,” he said. As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday evening July 19th at 7:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Clearcreek Township Government Center at 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call 937-748-1267 on Tuesday morning July 19th, between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Clearcreek Township Government Center. Ask for Accreditation Manager Sgt. Wally Stacy. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Clearcreek Township Police Division’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155. “The Clearcreek Township Division of Police has to comply with CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP Division of POLICE DEPARTMENT 334 standards in order to gain re-accredited status,” Chief Terrill said. “Approval means that Clearcreek would remain one of only three accredited agencies in Warren County.” The CALEA Program Manager for Clearcreek Township is Dan Shaw. He said that the assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are Assistant Chief Sharon Massey from the Deer Park (Texas) Police Department, and Captain Christopher Smith from the Kokomo (Indiana) Police Department. “Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Shaw stated. Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit proof of continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (800) 368-4225 or email calea@calea.org.
 
Press Release July 8, 2016
Clearcreek Township, OH: In mid-June the Clearcreek Township Division of Police reported that a bull had escaped from his pen at the Fox Hollow Ranch at 1909 E. State Route 73. For almost three and a half weeks, a team made up of ranch employees and volunteers have attempted to locate and recover the bull. Clearcreek police officers were able to obtain a dart rifle and tranquilizer darts to attempt to capture the bull alive, but were never able to get close enough to the animal to tranquilize it. After almost a week of no sightings, the bull resurfaced again over the Fourth of July weekend. The animal had moved southwest and was seen in the area of Lower Springboro and Bunnell Hill Roads. In three of the sightings over the weekend, the bull was observed near or in area roads. We also received reports that the bull had almost been struck by vehicles, on a couple of occasions, therefore posing a risk to public safety. Due to the risk to motorists and since other methods had failed to that point, approval was given to euthanize the animal if other methods were unavailable to keep it from endangering any others. On Thursday night, July 7th at approximately 9:30 p.m. two Clearcreek officers located the bull in a field just southwest of the intersection of Bunnell Hill Rd. and Lower Springboro Rd. To prevent further public safety concerns and by order of the Chief of Police, the bull was put down. Questions may be directed to Chief John Terrill at 937-748-1267.
 
Press Release July 2, 2016
Clearcreek Township, OH: On July 2, 2016 at approximately 6:00 P.M., officers from the Clearcreek Township Division of Police were dispatched to 1353 Whispering Woods Ln. in the Woodland Greens subdivision for a reported shooting. Officers responded along with officers from the Springboro Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. When they arrived they found three (3) shooting victims. The victims were later identified as Lauren C. Walker (age 32), her brother, Justin B. Michel (age 33) and her husband, Eric Gene Walker (age 33). All three victims were residing at 1353 Whispering Woods Ln. The preliminary investigation indicates that Eric and Lauren Walker were in the process of separating due to domestic issues. Sometime just prior to 6:00 P.M. Eric Walker retrieved a pistol from a vehicle parked near the residence, confronted Lauren in the driveway of the residence and they began to argue. He then shot Lauren once. Justin Michel had heard them arguing and came to the driveway to check on them when Eric Walker shot at him, striking him once in the upper leg. Eric Walker then shot himself. Lauren Walker was transported to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight. Justin Michel was transported by Clearcreek Fire/EMS. Eric Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is on-going. Questions should be directed to Chief John Terrill at 937-748-1267.
 
Press Release June 22, 2016
Clearcreek Township, OH: Clearcreek Township Police are urging caution in the area of E. State Route 73, State Route 48, Bunnell Hill Rd, and E. Lower-Springboro Rd. due to a large bull that has escaped from its pasture in the 1900 block of E. State Route 73. Chief John Terrill stressed, “This is a bucking bull, bred for rodeo work, and should not be approached. It can also cause damage to property or vehicles, if it wanders onto the roadways.” The bull’s owner does have a recovery team out searching for the bull, attempting to get it back to its home. However, until then residents are encouraged to stay away from the animal and contact police if it is sighted. Please call Warren County Dispatch at 937-425-2525 with any information on sightings.
 
Press Release May 24, 2016
Clearcreek Township, OH: On Tuesday May 24, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Cody James Burton turned himself in at the Warren County Court. He appeared, with his legal counsel, before Judge Fischer. He plead “not guilty” to two counts of Impersonating a Police Officer, two counts of Unlawful Restraint, one count of Possession of Criminal Tools and one count of Tampering with Evidence. He was released on his own recognizance with a GPS monitor. He is scheduled to appear before Judge Loxley for a trial on May 31st at 2:30 p.m.
 
Press Release May 20, 2016
Clearcreek Township, OH: On Sunday May 15, 2016 Clearcreek Township police received a complaint that two motorcyclists had been stopped that afternoon by a male suspect in a dark green Chevrolet “Duramax” pickup truck who claimed to be a police officer. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. on St. Rt. 48 in Clearcreek Township. The suspect has been identified as Cody James Burton, a white male, 25 years of age, 6’3” tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs. At the time, Burton was wearing what was described as “tactical” gear, with a police type vest, and was carrying a firearm in a thigh holster. He told the victims that he was stopping them because they had been speeding. When one of the victims recognized Burton, he admitted to them that he had done this before. The Clearcreek Township Division of Police currently has pending charges against Burton for Impersonating a Police Officer, Unlawful Restraint, and Possession of Criminal Tools. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the Clearcreek Township Division of Police at 937-425-2525. Photographs are attached; one is from Burton’s Facebook page depicting what he may have looked like during this incident. The Clearcreek Township Division of Police also want to remind everyone that if you are ever stopped by anyone who you suspect is not a police officer, you may call 911 to report it immediately. The dispatcher can confirm whether the person is a police officer or send help if they are not. It’s also important to know that police officers should be able provide identification when asked. For more information, contact the Clearcreek Township Division of Police at 937-748-1267.  
 
Press Release May 17, 2016
On Tuesday morning May 17, 2016 at 8:32 a.m. Clearcreek Township Police officers investigated a traffic crash in the 4400 block of N. St. Rt. 741. Heather Redman had been driving a 1998 Mercedes C280 northbound on St. Rt. 741 when she drove left of center and struck a tractor-trailer head on. Redman, a 26 year old female from Sal Blvd. in Trenton, OH, was on her way to her parent’s home in Clearcreek Township. Clearcreek Police, Fire and EMS units responded, but Redman was pronounced dead at the scene. The Warren County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing. For further information contact Clearcreek Township Police at 937-748-1267.
 
Press Release April 22, 2016
NEWS RELEASE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30TH AT THE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT CENTER
 On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clearcreek Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Clearcreek Township Government Center at 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd. Springboro, OH. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Sgt. Wallace Stacy at wstacy@clearcreektownship.com
 
 
Press Release January 7, 2016
NEWS RELEASE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE ARREST AT LYTLE FIVE POINTS SCHOOL.
Today the police department arrested a subject at Lytle Five Points School that was in possession of a loaded firearm on school property. The subject was arrested without incident and the subject was transported to Warren County Jail. The arrest occurred as the end result of what began as a custody issue between two divorced parents. The arrest was the result of our department finding him on school grounds in the parking lot and while serving civil protection orders against him. During the serving of the papers the weapons charges were revealed. With all the attention to school shootings you may find it odd that it is actually legal to carry a loaded weapon onto a school ground if you a properly licensed CCW permit holder. If you are a licensed CCW permit holder you can drive onto school property to pick up or drop off your child and be in possession of a loaded weapon. You may not exit the vehicle with the weapon or enter the building with the weapon in your possession. The weapons arrest involving the parent resulted in the fact that the parent did NOT possess a valid CCW permit. Therefore, he does not qualify for any Ohio law exemption. As a result it was illegal for him to possess the gun on school grounds period. It also resulted in additional weapons charges for the way he had it concealed in the vehicle and for the transportation of the weapon in the vehicle. There was no indication at this time that the arrested parent intended to use the weapon in any way on school grounds. The arrested subject is: Brian Streit 44 ys of age 1224 Case Ave Miamisburg, Ohio Charges: Illegal Conveyance of a Deadly Weapon on School Premises Improperly Handling Firearms in Motor Vehicle John D. Terrill Chief of Police Clearcreek Township Police Department 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd. Springboro, Ohio 45066 937-748-1267
 
 
Press Release September 9, 2015
NEWS RELEASE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.
On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clearcreek Township Division of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Clearcreek Township Administration Building at 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd. (We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.8 million pounds— more than 2,400 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the September 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control site or contact Sgt. Wally Stacy at the Clearcreek Township Division of Police (937-748-1267)

                                                                                                                                                                        

 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Press Release June 16, 2015
32nd ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP TO JOIN CITIES NATIONWIDE FOR “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” On Tuesday, August 4th, neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Clearcreek Township Division of Police involved over 38.1 million people in 16,540 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designated to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. From 5 to 9 P.M. on August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. The Clearcreek Township community will be invited to attend this free event held at the Patricia Allyn Park on State Route 48. Scheduled events will include: safety stations, crashed car display, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Warren County SWAT, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Clearcreek Fire Department with an extrication exercise, emergency services helicopter landing, canine demonstrations, bounces, music, and free food.
 

                                                                                                                                                                                  Press Release May 1, 2015

(Clearcreek Township, OH) – Chief John Terrill and the Clearcreek Township Division of Police in conjunction with the Springboro Police Department and the Springboro Community School District will be hosting their first Safety Town program in the summer of 2015. “Safety Town” is a program that has successfully taught safety skills to children nationwide since the 1930’s. “We are pleased to be able to bring this valuable program to the children of Clearcreek Township and Springboro” said Chief Terrill. “We have worked in conjunction with our partners to bring a quality program that will teach our children valuable lessons that will help keep them safe for years to come. We also would like to thank our area sponsors that are helping to make this possible: the Springboro Rotary Club, the Loeb Foundation, Sandy’s Towing, the Warren County Drug Task Force, Simpkins-Foley Insurance and Lebanon Correctional Institution. The Clearcreek Township Safety Town will begin weekly sessions on June 8th and will continue through July 20th. There is no fee to attend and is open to all children ages 6-8 that live in Clearcreek Township or Springboro. Sessions will be held at the Five Points Elementary School, where police officers will teach sessions dealing with pedestrian safety, traffic signals, stranger danger, using 911, school bus safety and fire safety. The children will also receive “Child ID” electronic fingerprinting. There will also be hands on activities in our Safety Town village and a visit to the Fire Station. Register now to guarantee your child’s participation this summer while sessions are still available. For more information contact the Clearcreek Township Division of Police at 937-748-1267 or visit our website at clearcreektownship.com. Registration forms are available on-line.
 

                                                                                                                                                                                         Press Release October 3, 2014

CLEARCREEKTOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES OVER $41,000 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS Federal Funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Of fice Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township (Clearcreek Township, OH) – Chief of Police John Terrill today announced that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $41,358.85 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police Department for federal fiscal year 2014. “Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Clearcreek Township,” said Chief Terrill. Clearcreek Township has identified that impaired and distracted driving combined with excessive speed is impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of our community. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Clearcreek Township Police Department will use the grant funds to increase traffic patrols and to enforce existing traffic laws as a deterrent to unsafe driving. The funds are passed through OTSO from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers. Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OTSO. The FFY 2014 competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions (based upon the number of fatal crashes). For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log onto http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm
 
                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                         Press Release September 12, 2014

Clearcreek Township Police Wrap Up Participation in National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 15th through September 1st. The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown included high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and was supported by national advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving through the Labor Day holiday weekend. In Clearcreek Township the funding for the extra patrols came from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Clearcreek officers wrote 25 citations. More than half of those, 13 were the results of the HVEO patrols. The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws. Clearcreek Township will have more HVEO patrols out in September, as they continue their efforts to make the township roads safer during this “back to school” month. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Larry Cornett at 937-748-1267.
 
 

Press Release August 15, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Brings DUI Crackdown to Clearcreek Township The Clearcreek Township Police Department Reminds Everyone to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, and visiting friends and family. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. So starting August 15 and continuing through September 1, local police will be aggressively targeting drunk drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end drunk driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will pair increased public awareness with high-visibility enforcement, resulting in fewer drunk drivers on Clearcreek Township roads. In 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States. Over Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) that year, more than a third (38%) of all traffic fatalities were in drunk-driving crashes. These grim facts should speak for themselves, but they haven’t gotten everyone’s attention yet. “It’s tragic how many people lose their lives to drunk driving,” said Chief John Terrill. “If the news reported that more than 10,000 people were killed in a preventable crime spree, the American public would be outraged!” he continued. Clearcreek Township Police will be joining the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. No tolerance, no excuses. As part of their participation in an Ohio Traffic Safety Office grant, Clearcreek Township Police will have extra traffic patrols out during the campaign. Over the Labor Day weekend in 2012, there were 147 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes across the country. Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk-driving crash. Over the Labor Day weekend, those fatalities increase to one every 34 minutes. Young drivers are overrepresented in drunk-driving crashes, too. Among young drivers—between the ages of 18 and 34— killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (48%) had a BAC of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states. For drivers under 21, anything above a BAC of .00 is illegal. This Labor Day weekend don’t let the festivities turn into fatalities. Law enforcement is not messing around: if you’re caught driving drunk, you will be arrested. Remember that aside from the obvious risks of killing yourself or someone else, driving impaired can also lead to serious punitive consequences. A DUI arrest can mean time in jail, loss of your license, and steep financial expenses; the average DUI costs about $10,000. For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign or Clearcreek Township’s traffic safety goals, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov or contact Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 

Press Release July 11, 2014

31st ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP TO JOIN CITIES NATIONWIDE FOR “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Clearcreek Township Police Department involved over 37.8 million people in 16,242 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designated to: (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. From 5 to 9 P.M. on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Clearcreek Township and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. The Clearcreek Township community will be invited to attend this free event held at the Patricia Allyn Park on State Route 48. Scheduled events will include: safety stations, crashed car display, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Warren County SWAT, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Clearcreek Fire Department with an extrication exercise, emergency services helicopter landing, canine demonstrations, bounces, music, and free food.
 
 

Press Release July 10, 2014

Clearcreek Township Police Make Arrests in Recent Burglaries On July 1, 2014 at approximately 11:49 a.m. Clearcreek Township Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 7600 block of Country Brook Ct. The resident there told police dispatchers that an unknown white male had forced entry to the home there by throwing a rock through a pane of glass. When the suspect realized that the home was occupied, he fled in a gray ’92 Ford Escort, with another white male suspect, toward State Route 73. Clearcreek Township Police Officer Jason Bates located the suspect vehicle on State Route 73 at Bunnell Hill Rd. and called for assistance. Officers Eric Ney and Kevin Barton responded and the vehicle was stopped on Bunnell Hill Rd near Meadowview Ct. The two suspects were identified as Gregory D. Lamb Sr. of Centerville, OH and Steven W. Harrison or Miamisburg, OH. Both Harrison and Lamb were arrested and are currently incarcerated at the Warren County Jail. Both were charged with two counts of Burglary and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Lamb was also charged with Driving Under Suspension. Thus far, Harrison and Lamb have been tied to burglaries in Clearcreek Township, Springboro and Centerville. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.
 
 

Press Release July 9, 2014

Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the Fourth of July holiday (July 2nd through 6th) – The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. In late 2013, Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 32 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents participated in their traditional Independence Day festivities. Additional Clearcreek Township officers were out to encourage safe driving during this time. Officers issued 8 additional citations during the period. The good news is that there were no arrests for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Sgt. Wally Stacy said, “We believe that this is a sign that the messages from safety campaigns like “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” are working, people are thinking twice about getting behind the wheel if they have been drinking.” “In addition to the Fourth of July blitz period, we used 12 HVEO hours at the end of June leading up to the holiday” said Stacy. “This resulted in 4 additional citations. And, we will continue to have extra patrols out though the summer.” Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 
 

Press Release July 2, 2014

This Fourth of July, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ by Clearcreek Township Police – The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, and fireworks. For many people, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. Over the July 4th holiday period in 2012 alone, 78 people were killed in alcohol impaired-driving crashes on our nation’s roads. To crack down on drunk driving this Fourth of July, Clearcreek Township law enforcement will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. “The Clearcreek Township Police Department is ramping up their enforcement to make our roads safer this Fourth of July,” said Police Chief John Terrill. “For everyone’s sake, don’t drink and drive or you will be arrested. The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign means zero tolerance for drunk driving—no excuses.” Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that 10,322 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States in 2012—representing a third of all crash fatalities. Data shows that the Fourth of July holiday period is especially deadly. During the July 4th period in 2012 (6 p.m. on July 3 to 5:59 a.m. on July 5), there were 179 people killed in crashes, and 44 percent of those crashes were alcohol-impaired. In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, yet people continue to break the law and drive drunk. According to the FBI, over 1.28 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2012. And the rate of high-BAC impaired driving is astounding. In fatal crashes during the July 4th period in 2012, more than one fourth (28%) involved a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .15 or higher—almost twice the legal limit. “This Fourth of July holiday, you can show your patriotism by helping to make Clearcreek Township roads safer for everyone,” said Chief Terrill. “Remember,” he warned, “to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s as simple as that.” Law enforcement is not messing around this Independence Day: if you’re caught driving drunk, you will be arrested. And keep in mind that aside from putting your life and the lives of others at risk, driving impaired can also lead to serious consequences. A DUI arrest can mean time in jail, loss of your license, and steep financial expenses; the average DUI costs about $10,000.
Clearcreek Township Police recommend these simple tips to prevent drunk driving: 1. Plan a safe way home before the fun begins; 2. Before drinking, designate a sober driver; 3. If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member; 4. If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact police; 5. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.
 
 

Press Release June 18, 2014

Clearcreek Township Police Conclude ‘Click It or Ticket’ Blitz Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign May 19th through June 1st. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During the “Click it or Ticket” campaign Clearcreek officers wrote 40 citations, mostly for speeding and seat belt violations. More than half of those, 25 were the result of the HVEO patrols. Prior to the blitz period, HVEO patrols wrote 8 additional citations in May. “Having wrapped up ‘Click it or Ticket’ we wanted to keep up the extra efforts into the summer, so we applied for additional HVEO hours for the summer months.” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, Clearcreek Township’s HVEO grant coordinator. “We will continue to have extra traffic patrols throughout June, July and August.” The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 
 

Press Release May 22, 2014

On 5/22/2014 the Clearcreek Township Police Department arrested Michal A. Bean and charged her with one count of felony theft for stealing almost $60,000 from a local Clearcreek Township Business. Mrs. Bean worked as an account/bookkeeper for Dad’s Gun Shop. In her capacity with Dad’s Gun Shop she had access to the business’s checking account and records. Mrs. Bean also runs a Liberty Tax franchise in Wilmington, Ohio. Bean was arrested at that location last night by officers of the Clearcreek Township and Wilmington Police Departments in cooperation with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Officers seized from her a vehicle and concession trailer believed to have been purchased with some of the stolen money from Dad’s Gun Shop. Mrs. Bean operated her Liberty Tax Franchise and took secondary jobs at many businesses such as Dad’s to do accounting for them. The Clearcreek Township Police Department cautions anyone who might have used her accounting services that they should check over their books for anything suspicious. Should they find something suspicious in regards to their interactions with her and her accounting services they are advised to call their local police department.  As of last night Mrs. Bean was being held on a $50,000 bond. The Clearcreek Township Police and Forensic Accountants from Ohio BCI&I have been preparing the case against Michal Bean over the past 4 months.  John D. Terrill, Chief of Police

 
 

Press Release May 19, 2014

Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization Begins Clearcreek Township Kicks Off High Visibility Enforcement May 19th  – The Clearcreek Township Police Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, they will be stepping up enforcement beginning May 19, 2014. Clearcreek Township’s efforts are part of a larger, national Click It or Ticket mobilization that runs May 19 – June 1. As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up. “Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Chief John Terrill. “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.” According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts. “We are determined to help bring these numbers down,” said Chief Terrill. “There are too many people dying on the roads, and many of those deaths could have been prevented if people took the simple step of wearing their seat belt. We will be handing out tickets year-round to those who still haven’t gotten the message.” For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please contact Sgt. Wallace Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 
 

Press Release March 14, 2014

Clearcreek Township Police Continue Work to Make Streets Safer Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the month of February. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During February HVEO patrols resulted in seventeen (17) additional citations being issued. “Most of the additional citations were for speed and seat belt violations.” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, Clearcreek Township’s HVEO grant coordinator. “One of the violators was a repeat seatbelt violation, receiving his second under this grant program. Speed and failing to buckle up are two main factors in traffic crashes in the township” The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws. Clearcreek Township will again have extra patrols out during the month of March, especially during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 
 

Press Release February 14, 2014

Clearcreek Township Police Release Super Bowl Blitz Results; to Continue Safe Driving Efforts
 Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the national Super Bowl “Fans don’t let fans drive drunk” campaign during Super Bowl weekend. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. Clearcreek Township Police announced that there were no arrests for operating a vehicle while intoxicated during the blitz period. “We believe that this is a direct result of the positive media attention received by this campaign.” said Sgt. Wally Stacy. “People listened and took the steps to make the weekend a safe one.” “The extra patrols for that weekend did result in two additional citations being issued, but all in all it was a successful blitz.” said Stacy. “We will continue to have extra patrols out throughout February as part of the grant.” The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 

Press Release January 29, 2014

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
Clearcreek Township, OH- The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated sports events, when friends and family gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with the National Football League (NFL) and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, have joined forces with Clearcreek Township’s local law enforcement officials to spread the message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday, because – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. “Clearcreek Township Police will have extra patrols out during Super Bowl weekend.” according to Sgt. Wally Stacy, who administers the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant for the township. “The goal of the grant is to have extra patrols out during key times, in key locations and to make the roadways safer through increased enforcement efforts.” During January Clearcreek Township Officers worked an additional 36 hours of traffic patrol resulting in 9 additional citations and one arrest. “We will be focused on the apprehension of those drivers impaired by alcohol during the Super Bowl traffic safety blitz.” said Stacy. According to NHTSA, in 2011, 9,878 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These crashes were 31 percent more likely to occur on weekends than on weekdays.* Whether attending the game, watching at a bar or hosting a party, NHTSA, TEAM Coalition, the NFL and the Clearcreek Township Police remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Before choosing to drink, choose your team’s MVP – a sober designated driver.

NHTSA offers these additional safety tips:

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or are watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

  • Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay for the night.
  • Use your community’s sober ride program.
  • Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink.

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:

  • Make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate transportation to ensure they get home safely.
  • Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
  • Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.
  • Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink.

And remember, your seat belt is your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash.
*Note: Weekend – Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 5:59 a.m.
For more information, please visit TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

 

Press Release January 15, 2014

EXTRA PATROLS
Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the Holiday season (December 16 through 31). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. Recently, Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 72 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents participated in their traditional holiday festivities. Clearcreek Township officers were out in force to encourage safe driving during this time. Officers issued 33 additional citations during the period. The next traffic blitz period will occur during Superbowl weekend. However, Clearcreek Township officers will be conducting additional traffic patrols throughout January as part of the grant. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.
 

Press Release December 11, 2013

HOLIDAY BOOZERS BEWARE: CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE
CRACKING DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Clearcreek Township, OH — This holiday season, Clearcreek Township police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement. From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers. The Clearcreek Township Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers. “You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving,” said  Sgt. Wally Stacy. Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions -- and serious legal consequences. Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads, and the Clearcreek Township Police Department is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep roads safe. Nationally, in the Decembers from 2007 to 2011 there were 4,169 people killed in crashes that involved drivers with blood Alcohol concentrations of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes across the nation in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes.“The December holiday season is the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ and we are going to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family,” said Sgt. Stacy “This holiday, we will show zero tolerance for drunk drivers on the road. If you choose to drive drunk, we will see you, we will stop you, and you will be arrested.” Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic  crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.

Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:

·         Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for  driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.

·        If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving.

·        Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.

·         If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation

·        Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

·         If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

For more information, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov or call Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 
 

Press Release November 20, 2013

This Thanksgiving, Buckle Up or Pay Up… Click It or Ticket Cracking Down on Seat Belt Violations
 
 Clearcreek Township, OH – The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and to help save lives on our roadways, the Clearcreek Township Police Department will be teaming with other state and local law enforcement officers across the country to crack down on seat belt violations. During the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday period, 249 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide. Fifty percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts. “You will see us out in force during the long weekend, and we’ll be showing zero tolerance for anyone who is not wearing a seatbelt. Our goal is simple: to strictly enforce the law in order to save more lives,” said Sgt. Wally Stacy. “If you are caught not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.” According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved almost 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011. In fact, research shows that with proper seat belt use, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent. Yet, too many people are still not getting the message. In 2011, 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes did NOT wear seat belts at the time of the crash. “Whether you’re traveling across the country or just across town, one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to always buckle up. Yet too many motorists still need a tough reminder to buckle up,” said Sgt. Stacy. “It’s a simple step that each of us can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones, but if you break the law and are caught not wearing your seat belt, you will face the consequences.” With the help of highway safety advocates and local law enforcement officers across the country, we can increase seat belt use and save lives on our roadways. Don’t risk it on the road this Thanksgiving. Wear your seat belt so you can spend the holidays celebrating with your loved ones and not worrying about the cost of a ticket. Remember: Click It or Ticket. For more information about traveling safely during Thanksgiving, please visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
 

Press Release November 4, 2013

Extra Patrols

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during Halloween week (October 25th through November 1st). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors. Recently Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 24 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents participated in Halloween parties and beggars night. Officers issued six additional citations and made one felony drug arrest due to the additional patrols. The next traffic blitz period will occur during the Thanksgiving holiday from November 22nd through December 1st. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

Press Release October 25, 2013

Clearcreek Township Police Increase Patrols for Halloween Week

Clearcreek Township, OH. – The Clearcreek Township Division of Police wants to remind residents that safety needs to be a priority during the Halloween/Beggars Night season. Despite the concern for candle fires and tainted candy, statistics show that more injuries occur during this time of year due to traffic accidents. Parents can help keep their children safe by adding reflective tape, bags, or a glow stick to their child’s costume. Of course, carrying a flashlight is a necessity. Anything that will help your child be seen by motorists is beneficial. In an attempt to make the season safer, the Clearcreek Township Police will be increasing patrols between October 25th and November 1st at predetermined times and locations. As part of the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant awarded to Clearcreek Township by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) the Division of Police will have extra traffic patrols out focusing on traffic violators and impaired drivers. “The goal is to make the township roads safer for our residents and guests by increasing traffic enforcement,” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, the grant administrator for Clearcreek Township. As a direct result of the grant, Clearcreek Township Police worked forty-four additional patrol hours during the recent homecoming season. These patrols resulted in thirteen additional traffic citations being issued. Contact Sgt. Wally Stacy with questions about the HVEO grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals.

Press Release October 10, 2013

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP POLICE RECEIVE $37,732.20 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS – Federal Funds from Ohio Traffic Safety Office Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township

 CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH – Chief John Terrill today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $37,732.20 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police for federal fiscal year 2013. “Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with our state and federal traffic safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Clearcreek Township,” said Chief Terrill. The Clearcreek Township Police have identified that unsafe and impaired driving, coupled with the lack of safety restraint usage is impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Clearcreek Township. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Police Department will use the grant funds to provide for high visibility traffic enforcement at strategic times throughout the next twelve months. The goal of this increased enforcement is to decrease traffic fatalities, alcohol related traffic crashes, and motorcycle related crashes. Another goal is to increase seat belt and child safety restraint usage. The funds are passed through OTSO from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers. Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OTSO. The FFY 2013 competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions (based upon the number of fatal crashes). For more information about the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov

Press Release October 10, 2013

Clearcreek Township Police Encourage Homecoming Safety

Clearcreek Township, OH. – It’s Homecoming season for local high school students. The Clearcreek Township Police Department wishes students a safe and happy homecoming, and cautions them about the dangers and legal consequences of underage drinking. "Homecoming season is a time for celebration, but please be safe and make smart choices," said Chief John Terrill. "Remember: it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol, and NEVER drink alcohol and drive, or accept a ride with someone who has been drinking." To help make homecoming season safer, the Clearcreek Township Division of Police will have extra patrols out enforcing traffic laws during homecoming season. These extra patrols are paid for with funds from the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant that the Division participates in. The goal of the H.V.E.O. grant is to make township roadways safer for our residents and visitors. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

Press Release July 30, 2013

CALEA Public Information Session                                                       

Clearcreek Township, OH – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive August 12, 2013 to examine all aspects of the Clearcreek Township Police Division’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief John Terrill announced today.

“Verification by the team that the Clearcreek Township Division of Police meets the Commission’s state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence,” he said.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday evening August 13th at 7:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Clearcreek Township Government Center at 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call 937-748-1267 on Wednesday afternoon August 14th, between the hours of 2 pm and 4 pm.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agencies ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Clearcreek Township Government Center. Ask for Accreditation Manager Sgt. Wally Stacy.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Clearcreek Township Police Division’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.  “The Clearcreek Township Division of Police has to comply with 334 standards in order to gain re-accredited status,” Chief Terrill said. “Approval means that Clearcreek would remain one of only three accredited agencies in Warren County.”

The CALEA Program Manager for Clearcreek Township is Christie Goddard. She said that the assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.

The assessors are Major Steve Seefchak, from the Aventura (Florida) Police Department, and Sgt. Chuck Groover, from the Covington (Georgia) Police Department.

“Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Goddard stated.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (800) 368-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

 

Press Release April 30, 2013

Extra Prom Patrols

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during prom season, April 20th and 27th. These dates included the proms of all three township area high schools; Springboro, Waynesville and Lebanon. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During prom season HVEO patrols resulted in twelve hours of extra patrols and two additional citations being issued.

The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws.

Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

 

Press Release March 26, 2013

Post St. Patrick's Day

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Recently Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional eight hours on St. Patrick’s Day enforcing traffic laws. The extra patrol hours resulted in an additional citation that day. There were two fatal traffic crashes in Clearcreek Township in the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. These tragedies are a somber reminder of the importance of safe driving. Clearcreek Township Police will continue, throughout this year, to have extra patrols to remind motorists of that very thing. The next traffic blitz period will occur during the high school prom season in April. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

 

 

Press Release March 13, 2013

Clearcreek Township Fatal Crash

Clearcreek Township, OH. – On Tuesday evening March 12th at 8:10 p.m. Clearcreek Township Police officers investigated a single vehicle traffic crash in the 900 block of East Lytle-Five Points Rd. Adrienne D. Hrenko had been driving her 2012 Mercedes westbound on Lytle-Five Points Road when she drove left of center and off the left hand side of the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole and several trees before coming to rest. Hrenko, a 33 year old female from Greystone Drive in Clearcreek Township, was apparently on her way home when she ran off the roadway. Clearcreek Township Police and Fire/EMS units responded, but Hrenko was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash investigation is ongoing but speed is believed to be a factor.

For further information contact Clearcreek Township Police at 937-748-1267.

 

 

Press Release March 6, 2013

Clearcreek Township Police Continue Work to Make Streets Safer

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the month of February. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During February HVEO patrols resulted in sixteen (16) additional citations being issued.

“Most of the additional citations were for speed and stop sign violations.” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, Clearcreek Township’s HVEO grant coordinator. “These are offenses that are often tied to traffic crashes within the Township”

The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws.

Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

Press Release February 8, 2013

Clearcreek Township Police to Continue "Super" Safety Effort

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during Super Bowl weekend. The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Funding for the extra patrols is coming from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services as part of Clearcreek Township’s participation in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant. During Super Bowl weekend HVEO patrols resulted in three citations being issued.

“Since the Super Bowl is only one weekend during the month, we applied for additional HVEO hours for the month.” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, Clearcreek Township’s HVEO grant coordinator. “So, we will continue to have extra traffic patrols throughout February.”

The goal of the HVEO grant program is to make Ohio’s roadways safer by increasing enforcement of Ohio’s traffic laws.

Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

 

Press Release February 1, 2013

Be the MVP of Safe and Responsible Driving on Super Bowl Sunday

Driving Drunk Is a No-Win Situation

Clearcreek Township, OH As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. In many instances, fans will gather to watch the game at sports bars, restaurants or Super Bowl-themed parties. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the National Football League  and TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management), have joined forces with Clearcreek Township’s local highway safety and law enforcement officials to spread an important safety message to the public about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
 

“Before choosing to drink, choose a sober designated driver.  Avoid the unsportsmanlike conduct of driving drunk by handing off your keys so that you, your passengers and everyone on our roads can safely arrive home,” said Sgt. Wally Stacy. “Drunk driving is always preventable, and driving drunk could result in seriously injuring or killing yourself or someone else. Motorists can expect Clearcreek Township Police to have a visible presence and to stop anyone who makes the dangerous decision to drink and drive.”

 

The Clearcreek Township Police Department participates in the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant administered by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. As part of that grant program, Clearcreek officers worked additional patrol hours in the month of January which resulted in two arrests and sixteen traffic citations. The goal of the program is to provide extra traffic enforcement to keep the township roads safer for those that travel them. This grant will provide for additional patrol hours during Super Bowl weekend as well.

 

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

  • Designate your sober driver before the party begins.

  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.

  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or if possible stay where you are for the night and don’t drive until you are sober.

  • Never let friends drive drunk.   Arrange a safe way for them to get home.

  • Always buckle up. It’s still your best defense against other drunk drivers.

 

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:

  • Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.

  • Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.

  • Host your party just like they do at the stadium. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game. The fourth quarter is perfect for serving coffee and dessert.

  • Keep the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving drunk.

  • Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.

  • If an underage person drinks and drives, the parent may be legally liable for any damage, injury or death caused by the underage driver.

  • Likewise, parents or other adults who provide alcohol to, or host a party where alcohol is available to, those under age 21 could face jail time.

 

For more information, please visit TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

 

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Press Release January 15, 2013

High Visibility Enforcement Overtime - January

Clearcreek Township, OH. – As part of their participation in the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant, the Clearcreek Township Police will be increasing patrols between January 18th and January 26th.  Officers will be focusing their efforts on reducing accidents through strict enforcement of traffic laws. Special attention will be placed upon arresting drivers that are impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs, drivers distracted by electronic devices, speed violations, and those unrestrained drivers and passengers. The High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant  was awarded to Clearcreek Township by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).  “The goal is to make the township roads safer for our residents and guests by increasing traffic enforcement,” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, the grant administrator for Clearcreek Township. “The Holidays are over, but it is still important that we remind drivers about the importance of safe driving as we move into 2013” said Stacy.

Contact Sgt. Wally Stacy at the Clearcreek Township Division of Police with any questions.

 

Press Release January 14, 2013

Post Holiday

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the Holiday season (December 9 through January 2). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Recently, Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 40 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents participated in their traditional holiday festivities. Clearcreek Township officers were out in force to encourage safe driving during this time. Officers issued 12 additional citations during the period. The next traffic blitz period will occur during the football playoff and Superbowl weeks from January 18 to February 4. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

Press Release December 6, 2012

Clearcreek Township Police Plan Holiday Crackdown
to Stop Impaired Driving and Save Lives

[Clearcreek Township, OH] – Holiday party-goers, beware!  To help save lives this holiday season, Clearcreek Township is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

Clearcreek Township said its officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. The special enforcement crackdown will run from December 7, 2012, through January 2, 2013 and involves officers working overtime paid through the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant provided by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.  

“Lots of folks will be out during this busy holiday season, enjoying themselves and the holiday festivities, and we want everyone to be safe on our roadways.” said Chief John Terrill. “That’s why we will be stepping up enforcement to catch and arrest impaired drivers.  Please be forewarned.  If you are caught drinking and driving impaired, you will be arrested.”

During 2010, more than 10,000 people were killed nationwide in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving an impaired driver.

The holiday season is a particularly dangerous time. During December 2010, 30 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved alcohol-impaired drivers. Data also shows that among those alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities, 71 percent occurred when drivers had nearly twice the legal limit blood alcohol concentration of .15 grams per deciliter or higher. 

“No one ever thinks that their holiday celebration will end in jail, or worse, in a hospital or the morgue,” said Terrill.  “But for those who include alcohol in their celebrations and then get behind the wheel, this is often the case.”   

It is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.  According to Clearcreek Township Police, violators face jail time, loss of driver license, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job.

Chief Terrill said there are three simple steps people can take to stay safe and out of trouble:

1.      Plan ahead.  If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver or find another safe way home. Even one too many drinks increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.  

2.      If you are impaired, find another way home.  Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.  

3.      Be responsible.  If someone you know is drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel.  If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement.  Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life. 

“We want everyone to enjoy their holidays, but we also want our roadways to be safe,” said Terrill. “We will be out in force to help save lives. So remember, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ We will be watching.”

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.

Or, for more information about Clearcreek Township Police and the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant, contact Sgt. Wally Stacy at (937) 748-1267

 

Press Release November 27, 2012

Post Thanksgiving

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during the Thanksgiving holiday (November 16th through 25st). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Recently, Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 32 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents enjoyed time with family around their traditional Thanksgiving feasts. The holiday week also included the days following Thanksgiving which include the busiest shopping days of the year. Clearcreek Township officers were out in force to encourage safe driving during this time. Officers issued 26 additional citations during the period. The next traffic blitz period will occur during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period from December 7th through January 2nd. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

Press Release November 16, 2012

This Thanksgiving, Buckle Up or Pay Up...
Click It or Ticket Cracking Down on Those not Buckling Up

[Clearcreek Township, OH] – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and to help save lives on our roadways Clearcreek Township will be teaming with other state and local law enforcement officers from across the country to strongly enforce local seat belt laws. 

During the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday (which ran from 6 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, to 5:59 a.m., Monday, November 29) 337 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide, and a staggering 55 percent of those killed were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash. 

“Too many people are not getting the message, so we’ll be out in force during this long travel weekend, with a simple goal— to strictly enforce the law in order to save more lives,” said Chief John Terrill. “If you are caught not wearing your seatbelt, you will be stopped and you will be given a ticket.”

 “During this Thanksgiving holiday, many more people are on the road traveling to visit friends and family. So whether you’re traveling across the country or just across town, one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to always buckle up,” said Chief Terrill.  “But if you break the law and are caught not wearing your seat belt, you will face the consequences.”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved more than 12,500 lives nationwide during 2010 alone. In fact, research shows that the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent, when seat beats are worn correctly. 

Yet, too many people are still not getting the message.  Fifty-one percent of the 22,187 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2010 were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 64 percent of nighttime fatalities involved unbelted passenger vehicle occupants, while only 41 percent of daytime fatalities involved unbelted passenger vehicle occupants.

“Throughout the year, but especially during busy travel times like the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be cracking down on those who don’t buckle up, to help save lives and prevent injuries,” said Chief Terrill.  “Please remember to always wear your seat belt so you can spend the holidays celebrating with your loved ones and not worrying about the cost of a ticket. Because we will be out in force, Click It or Ticket.”

Clearcreek Township police officers will be working additional traffic enforcement hours as a part of the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) grant program awarded to them through the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.

For more information about traveling safely during Thanksgiving, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

 

Press Release November 6, 2012

Post Halloween

Clearcreek Township, OH. – Clearcreek Township had extra traffic patrols out during Halloween week (October 26th through 31st). The extra patrols were a part of the Police Division’s effort to make Township roads safer for residents and visitors.  Recently Clearcreek Township was awarded funding from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services to participate in their High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant. As a result, Clearcreek officers spent an additional 32 hours enforcing traffic laws while residents participated in Halloween parties and beggars night. Officers issued thirteen additional citations during the period. The next traffic blitz period will occur during the Thanksgiving holiday from November 16th through 25th. Questions about the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime grant or Clearcreek Township’s Traffic Safety goals can be directed to Sgt. Wally Stacy at 937-748-1267.

 

Press Release November 1, 2012

Fatal Car Crash - N. SR741

Clearcreek Township, OH. – At 6:23 a.m. Clearcreek Township Police officers investigated a single vehicle traffic crash in the 4700 block of North Sate Route 741. Shaun A. Frechette had been driving a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria northbound on State Route 741 when he ran off the right hand side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Frechette, a 17 year old Springboro High School student, was apparently on his way to school when he ran off the roadway for reasons unknown. Clearcreek Township Police and Fire/EMS units tended to Frechette’s injuries but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Springboro School’s Superintendent Todd Petrey, as well as School Resource Officer Sgt. Don Wilson were notified so that the schools could prepare their crisis response personnel. The crash investigation is ongoing. The Clearcreek Township Police would request that anyone who may have witnessed this crash would contact the investigating officers at 937-748-1267.

 

 

Press Release October 23, 2012

Clearcreek Township Police Increase Patrols for Halloween Week

 

Clearcreek Township, OH. – The Clearcreek Township Division of Police wants to remind residents that safety needs to be a priority during the Halloween/Beggars Night season. Despite the concern for candle fires and tainted candy, statistics show that more injuries occur during this time of year due to traffic accidents. Parents can help keep their children safe by adding reflective tape, bags, or a glow stick to their child’s costume. Of course, carrying a flashlight is a necessity. Anything that will help your child be seen by motorists is beneficial.

In an attempt to make the season safer, the Clearcreek Township Police will be increasing patrols between October 26th and November 1st at predetermined times and locations. As part of the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Grant awarded to Clearcreek Township by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) the Division of Police will have extra traffic patrols out focusing on traffic violators. “The goal is to make the township roads safer for our residents and guests by increasing traffic enforcement,” said Sgt. Wally Stacy, the grant administrator for Clearcreek Township.

Contact Sgt. Wally Stacy at the Clearcreek Township Division of Police with any questions.

 

 

Press Release October 12, 2012

Clearcreek Township Police Receive $27,402.70 in Traffic Safety Grants

– Federal Funds from Office of Criminal Justice Services Help Save Lives in Clearcreek Township

 

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH – Chief John Terrill today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) awarded $27,402.70 in federal traffic safety funding to the Clearcreek Township Police for federal fiscal year 2012.

“Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with our state and federal traffic safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Clearcreek Township,” said Chief Terrill.

The Clearcreek Township Police have identified that unsafe and impaired driving, coupled with the lack of safety restraint usage is impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Clearcreek Township. To save lives and improve the quality of life for our citizens, the Police Department will use the grant funds to provide for high visibility traffic enforcement at strategic times throughout the next twelve months. The goal of this increased enforcement is to decrease traffic fatalities, alcohol related traffic crashes, and motorcycle related crashes. Another goal is to increase seat belt and child safety restraint usage.

The funds are passed through OCJS from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers.

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by OCJS. The FFY 2012 competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions (based upon the number of fatal crashes).

For more information about the Office of Criminal Justice Services and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov