Orange Village Police Department
The Orange Village Police Department is comprised of 14 full-time officers, 1 part-time officer and a K-9 officer. These officers provide round the clock protection for our residents. Our officers and employees work very diligently in partnership with Village officials and the Orange Village community to ensure that the Village remains a safe and secure environment in which to live and work. The mission of the Orange Police Department is to achieve excellence in service, protection and enforcement; and to preserve professionalism, integrity, proficiency and education.
Our department provides a number of community related programs to enhance interaction and understanding among the residents which include a neighborhood watch program, Safety Town Program for pre-school children which is scheduled each summer to teach youngsters the importance of general safety, as well as a Juvenile Diversion Program which reaches out to schools and community organizations to help troubled kids get back on the right track.
The Police Department has many different units which assist in all aspects of Police work, they are: Citizens Police Academy, Detective Bureau, Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Citizens Emergency Response Team, Computer Forensics Unit. HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) and the Valley Enforcement SWAT, Hostage Negotiation & Accident Investigation teams.
We want positive interaction with our citizens which will benefit all of us. In conclusion, it is a honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of the great Village of Orange.
Chief of Police
Community involvement and crime prevention are the goals of this department.
We are accepting applications for a PART time police officer.
If you are interested, and you are OPOTA certified, please pick up an application at the police department 8A-4P Monday through Friday.
AGAINST HOME BURGLARY
Burglary is largely a crime of opportunity that can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to “Harden” the target, which is your home.
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- If you have an alarm system,
USE IT (even at night)!
- Lock your doors and windows when home or away!
(don’t forget rear sliding doors)
- Remove keys form the ignition of your vehicles (cars in the garage too)!
- Use perimeter lighting (motion lights)!
- Be observant!
- Don’t keep car keys, purses, wallets etc. in the kitchen or by exterior doors!
- BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CALL THE ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT EVERY TIME YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!
- All suspicious activity should be reported via the 911 system!
LOCK UP * LOOK OUT * REPORT
With a little effort, observation, and team work, we can reduce the instances of successful burglaries and increase our chances of apprehension at the same time.
NO CALL IS A “BOTHER” TO YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT!
Menacing Wolf-coyote Hybrids Invading America's Cities
An published by "The Week" sheds light on the growing number of coyotes in our cities.
to read the article.
Local Coyote Sightings
We would like to remind our residents of what to do if you see a coyote near your home.
Per the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio wildlife biologists are frequently contacted by concerned residents who spot coyotes in highly developed areas. This is often not cause for alarm. Coyotes are highly adaptable animals that live in a wide variety of environments thus there is no need to report sightings to wildlife officials unless the animal appears hurt, sick, or habituated. Here are a few steps to keep in mind when you encounter an urban coyote in the Buckeye State.
1. Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties and are regularly seen within city limits. Read more about coyotes at www.wildohio.com.
2. There are no wolves living in the wild in Ohio.
3. If you spot a coyote on your property, make sure to remove all “attractants” to deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food primarily before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Do not feed coyotes directly.
4. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. However, interactions with domestic pets do occur sometimes. Keep small dogs and cats inside (especially after nightfall) or leashed when outside. Motion-sensitive lighting tends to be helpful too at keeping wildlife away from your home.
5. Occasionally, an inquisitive coyote will stay put and watch you curiously. Make noise. Clap your hands and shout; the coyote will likely move on at this point. If it doesn’t, throw objects like rocks at it to scare it away. A coyote that loses its fear of humans could potentially become a threat.
6. If the coyote visiting your yard does not respond to harassment techniques such as loud noises or it is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Nuisance trappers use highly regulated techniques to reduce urban wildlife conflicts. Coyote populations in rural areas can be managed through legal hunting and trapping methods. Consult the yearly “Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations” digest for more information.