"While demonstrating compassion, provide the highest levels of
professional service with integrity, flexibility, and fairness"
"Serve and Protect"
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Chief Mike Taylor welcomes you to our web page:
"This page is constantly under construction because of the way we do business. I encourage our officers and staff to promote change and become a part of change. Law enforcement traditionally has been reactive, but our department enjoys being proactive."
"I am proud to be the Chief of a department where the officers work together promoting the department and community."
The Pickerington Police Department is an active participant in the community, attending festivals, providing security for parades, providing lectures and demonstrations. At most any event you will see police officer presence.
The cornerstone of the organization’s philosophy is its community oriented, grass roots, customer based service style policing effort. Employees strive to fulfill this goal by providing the citizens of Pickerington with a full range of police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Both the Division and its employees are committed to providing exceptional service and maintaining an excellent “quality of life” environment for the public.
Accident reports are now available online. Click the "Crash Report" link on the left side of the page. You will be taken to the State of Ohio website. Once there, you will be prompted to input your crash date, jurisdiction, and last name into the fields. Your report can then be downloaded and printed from your computer. Should you have a problem retrieving you report, follow the troubleshooting assistance provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
The Division accomplishes this unified goal through the efforts of all its personnel which include several internal components. The Administrative component consists of the chief of police, two police commanders, and an administrative assistant. The Patrol function is staffed with four sergeants, and fourteen patrol officers. These units report to the Patrol Commander Tod Cheney. The Bicycle units also fall under his direction.
The Investigative unit is comprised of a Detective Sergeant and two investigators. Support services include 2 DARE Officers and a Community Relations Officer. The officers work as School Resource officers. These units fall under the direction of Commander Greg Annis.
The Communications Division consists of a communications supervisor and nine full time dispatchers.
The specific function of the administrative component is to oversee and direct the general operation of the Division of Police. Additionally, administration is responsible for budget management, purchasing, grant writing, personnel and related issues including labor relations, research and development, planning, and policy and organizational development. In order to ensure the highest levels of service in these and other areas it is essential that the administrative component work cooperatively with the public, city officials, community organizations, and other law enforcement agencies. The partnership developed among these individuals and organizations ensures that the department provides the needed services that are unique to our community.
The Division of Police budget is primarily provided for by two funding elements. A permanent police mill levy and the city’s general fund. In addition to these two funding elements, the department aggressively pursues other sources of funding revenue through anti-crime enforcement, seizure and forfeiture, creative grant application, supplemental service contracts, and support from private and community organizations. The Division, city, and tax payers alike benefit from these and other funding resources. We thank our citizens for their continued support!
The Department’s motto is to “Serve and Protect”. Personnel pride themselves on the personal touch service offered to the community. The department believes in its philosophies of grass roots policing and strive to be proactive rather than reactive. It is for this, and other reasons, that the community continues to strongly support its police department.
Training continues to be a high priority for the Police Department. The Pickerington City Council, Mayor, and City Manager support advanced training activities; therefore, employees receive individual specialized training in accident investigation, OVI (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence) enforcement, firearms, human relations, cultural sensitivity, juvenile arrest, and management skills. Throughout the year, officers are updated on child abuse, missing children, and self-defense tactics. Professional training is essential to providing professional services. We encourage the community to join with us in protecting and serving the community by providing lectures and demonstrations as needed.
The City of Pickerington is currently not accepting any applications for the position of Auxiliary Police Officer, at this time.
The department is constantly seeking to improve both internally and on a customer service level. One way to monitor the success of the department’s services is through surveys conducted randomly throughout each year. The last survey boasted an impressive 93% approval rate. Annually, the department receives letters of compliment and complaints, each are reviewed and evaluated to determine effectiveness and/or areas of improvement. All are followed up on with the citizen and the officer. All complaints filed against or with the department are recorded and logged on a departmental complaint log report. The report is evaluated annually to identify areas of improvement and/or concern. Typically, compliments outpace complaints by nearly a 5 to 1 ratio. Officers enjoy a great working relationship with the community. If you have any questions or concerns you may call 575-6911 or use the "contact form" which is located on the police comment section.
The court liaison officer attends court hearings where officers' appearances are not mandatory. The officer also performs other duties such as transporting lab submissions and serving of court related documents and legal forms. The officer also serves as Pickerington Mayor's Court Bailiff. The Bailiff maintains and enforces court discipline, procedure, and decorum. The court liaison officer saves the Division and city thousands of dollars in tax revenues in overtime wages.
Training is an ongoing process throughout the police department. Personnel receive training in all areas of police service. The use of the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and local police academies, in-service, and specialized instruction is provided. Based on assignment and position in the department officers also receive higher educational level courses, including such notable law enforcement courses at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute, the Police Executive Leadership College, and the FBI National Academy. The Pickerington City Police Department is proud of the fact that there are three active police instructors who teach basic police academy topics at the Eastland Career Center and Central Ohio Technical College.
Beginning 2006 every officer and dispatcher became certified in the Homeland Security Education in the National Incident Management System. The department trained every city employee in this system as well. The City of Pickerington has determined that through council action, the City will follow the guidelines of the NIMS protocols. The City of Pickerington has a disaster services unit in place, as well as documented protocols in the event of a disaster.