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Child Safety Seat Event
Did you know that 8 out of 10 car seats are used improperly? Please see the attached flier in regards to a child safety seat check-up event that the Oregon Police Division is holding on Wednesday, March 27th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. in our HEATED police garage! Call the number on the flier to make an appointment. You can have your existing seat checked or purchase a seat from Safe Kids Greater Toledo at a reduced rate and have us help YOU install it properly. This event is open to anyone, so pass the word onto your friends and family who may benefit from this event.
Download the flier here. Feel free to print and post for others to see.
DEA Taking Back Drug Initiative
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oregon Police Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Oregon Police Division, Police Garage at 5330 Seaman Rd, Oregon, OH 43616. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. No liquids, needles, or creams will be accepted. Remove all pills from bottles or push packs.
Oregon Police and the A.L.I.C.E. Program
A.L.I.C.E. was developed by Response Options. ALICE stands for:
The philosophy behind the A.L.I.C.E. plan is:
The Oregon Police Division offers this training at no cost to the following community sectors:
Day Car Center
Adult Care Facilities
Hospitals & Medical Offices
Faith Based Organizations
Industrial Settings & Factories
and any other Sectors that could become victims to Active Killer Events.
Safety Town 2013
SAFETY TOWN is an organized program of safety education for CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN (age 5 by August 1, 2013). SAFETY TOWN, a city built to the scale of the child, is the setting in which safety awareness is taught and practiced. Teachers and police officers, with the assistance of teenagers, will cover such topics as pedestrian, motorist, bus, stranger, police, fire, railroad, home, and playground safety. Movies, songs, poems, games, visits to the police and fire stations, and practice inside SAFETY TOWN itself will complement the daily classroom activities. Parents are not expected to stay with their children during SAFETY TOWN and children do not need to bring any type of equipment. Children are welcomed from Oregon and the surrounding communities.
Oregon Safet Town is sponsored by the Oregonian Club and is presented in cooperation with the City of Oregon, Oregon Police Department, Oregon Fire Department and Oregon City Schools. Safety Town is held at Starr Elementary School (3230 Starr Ave).
There are two sessions. Each session runs Tuesday June 11 - Friday June 14 AND Monday June 17 - Friday June 21. There is a graduation ceremony on Friday June 21st. Session times are as follows:
Session 1: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The registration deadline is May 25th.
Cost - $30 and includes t-shirt, instruction and materials.
Download the registration form here. The form will need to be printed on "legal" size paper and mailed to the address on the form.
Crime prevention should be a community commitment. The Oregon Police Division is promoting and helping to form Neighborhood Block Watches with the citizens of Oregon. It allows residents to act as the eyes and ears of the Police Division. Though they have a significant presence in our community, police officers cannot be everywhere at all the time. Expanding residential populations and business sectors ultimately place greater and greater demands on the police division's limited resources. These factors stress the police division's effectiveness. The Oregon Police Division depends on community support to help make our neighborhoods and businesses crime free. The fact is, the police alone can not control crime. We need the help of an alert and concerned public. Safe streets and neighborhoods are everybody's concern and Neighborhood Block Watch provides a way for everybody to be involved in the fight against crime.
Block Watch establishes a network for citizens to exchange ideas and information with their neighbors and the police. Through neighborhood meetings, residents learn how to become the eyes and ears of the police division, reporting unusual or suspicious activity in their area to the police.
Under no circumstances are Block Watch participants asked to perform any law enforcement activities. This is the job of the police division. There are no tasks that would subject any block watch participant to risk. Most block watch activities are performed in the course of everyday activities around their neighborhoods. Being a Block Watch participant does not detract from working schedules or leisure time.
The Oregon Police Division currently has 2 active Block Watches
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who conducts the Block Watch Meetings?
Q. Won't this program just result in a lot of unnecessary calls to the police?
Q. My Neighborhood seems to be crime free. Should we start a Block Watch?
Q. How do we start a Neighborhood Block Watch?
Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Oregon Police Division offers free child safety seat inspections for residents that request this service to help parents protect the lives of Oregon's youth. The Division has three certified child safety technicians available to inspect your child safety seats, instruct you on how ti install them properly, and correct any improperly installed seats. Contact Officer S. Shaw at 419-698-7186 for additional information. Appointments are required for all safety seat installations and checks.
What is the New Law?
As of October 7, 2009, Ohio's children are required to use belt-positioning booster seats once they outgrow their child safety seats (usually at 4 years old and 40 pounds) until they are at least 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall.
Ohio's revised child restraint law requires the following:
-Children less than 4 years old or 40 pounds must use a child safety seat.
-NEW: Children less than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall must use a booster seat.
-Children ages 8-15 must use a child safety seat or safety belt.
Citizens Police Academy
In an effort to educate the general public about the Oregon Police Division and its policies and procedures, the division now hosts the Oregon Police Citizens Police Academy. Officers who teach in this academy hope to dispel myths, suspicions and misconceptions about the police division and law enforcement in general.
Class size is usually limited. Students cannot have a serious record and must live or work in the Oregon area. Students of this academy are not given any police powers upon graduation, but they usually come away with a new appreciation of the responsibilities of the men and women of the Oregon Police Division. The academy, which meets one night a week for ten (10) weeks, is typically taught by officers within the division who have developed special talents in various facets of law enforcement.
Some presentations students may expect:
Students are required to provide their personal information and sign a waiver of liability before starting the academy. For more information about the Citizens Police Academy contact the Oregon Police Community Policing Section (419) 698-7180.
The 2013 Citizen's Police Academy will take place from March 11th through May 13, 2013. Please download the flyer here for more information.
2012 Citizen's Police Academy Class
Juvenile Diversion Program
The ACHIEVE Juvenile Diversion program seeks to employ a broad-based, comprehensive approach to juvenile delinquency and unruliness by applying the principles of restorative justice. After committing a non-violent delinquent offense or an unruly act, a juvenile is referred to the ACHIEVE program instead of being charged through county juvenile court system.
The juvenile will be required to complete a contract, which may include the performance of community service, mentoring or life-skills training, family education, asset building, addiction services, substance abuse testing, counseling, restitution, and letters of apology. Once all tenets of the individually tailored contract are completed, the juvenile is released from the program and will not be charged criminally. The program is designed to promote a sense of responsibility to one's community, one's family and one's self.
Who can participate?
Any youth in the City of Oregon or the Oregon City School District between the ages of 7 and 17 who has committed a non-violent misdemeanor or status offense. Government agencies, pastors, service organizations, teachers, parents and relatives may make referrals through the Oregon Police Division.
What happens after the referral?
A case manager will contact the youth and the parents. Once a commitment is made, the parents, the child and the case manager will develop a contract. The contract will be designed to address the offense as well as individual or family needs.
What happens after the contract is completed?
Successful completion of the contract will result in increased assets of the youth, a mentoring relationship with members of the community, and no criminal record.
If you know of someone or some family who could benefit from ACHIEVE please contact the ACHIEVE office at the following address or phone number.