We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and that it's less controversial than the #YannyLaurel debate. #WhatDoYouHear #DefinitelyLaurel
Hamilton Police Department is located at 331 S Front Street, Hamilton, 45011 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Neil R Ferdelman. The Hamilton Police Department phone number is 513-868-5811.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and that it's less controversial than the #YannyLaurel debate. #WhatDoYouHear #DefinitelyLaurel
*** From the Archives *** In honor of #PoliceWeek, our throwback today is to ten years ago and a selection of photos from when our honor guard traveled to Washington D.C. for Police Week activities. #TBT
We're less than a month away from the start of Safety Town! If you have a four- or five-year-old who you would like to have participate in this amazing program, we still have space, but it's filling up fast. The five sessions are held from 10:00 AM to noon, Monday through Friday. Session 1 begins June 11th. Session 2 begins June 18th. Session 3 begins June 25th. Session 4 begins July 9th. Session 5 begins July 16th. Download the Greater Hamilton Safety Council form and fill it out: http://www.hamiltonsafety.com/app/download/7124393261/Safety+Town+Registration+Form+1.pdf Bring or mail the registration form to the Greater Hamilton Safety Council, 400 North Erie Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio 45011. If you are unable to print the form, they will be available at any Hamilton McDonald's.
*** BIG TIP TUESDAY: Can You Identify These People? *** It's #BigTipTuesday time! For this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, our detectives are looking for the identities and locations of these subjects so that they may have conversations with them reference separate theft complaints. Please contact the detective listed on each image caption (click the image to view the larger version and see the caption) if you know how we can find any of these subjects, or you can contact our main Investigations line at 513-868-5811, ext. 2002. ------------------------------------------------- #BigTipTuesday is a weekly feature where we ask our #HPDSocialSquad (that's YOU) to help us identify and locate subjects that may have information on criminal activity.
Did you know that in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week? This is a week where we honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Well, as of yesterday, it's officially #NationalPoliceWeek! 👮♂️🚔Join us in remembering those who lost their lives in service to their community and thanking those who still serve.
We had some very special visitors this week from Kid Works of Hamilton with a very special delivery! Sgt. Brian Robinson and Officer Carla Browning show off this gift from the ❤️ with the little artists that created it. Thank you!
*** From the Archives *** Our #HPDSocialSquad has been so helpful identifying some of our unidentified photos that we want to keep up the momentum this week! We found these photos in our archives with conflicting years. All were showing as taken on May 17th, but the years showing up are 1999, 2003, and 2007. Let us know in the comments if you know the year these were taken and any other details you may have. We appreciate you! #TBT
*** BIG TIP TUESDAY: Can You Identify These People? *** 5/9/18 Update: The two ladies have been identified by our awesome #HPDSocialSquad. Thank you!! We're still looking for the gentleman. ----------------------------------- It's #BigTipTuesday time! For this Tuesday, May 8, 2018, our detectives are looking for the identities and locations of these subjects so that they may have a conversation with them reference theft complaints. If you recognize either of the ladies in the first photo, please contact Detective Aaron Hucke at 513-868-5811, extension 1250. If you recognize the gentleman in the second photo, please contact Detective Jon Habig at 513-868-5811, extension 1251. (Each photo is a multi-image composite photo provided to us by Investigations, so please be sure to click them to get the larger, full view.) You can also call the main Investigations Section extension for either photo at 513-868-5811, extension 2002. ------------------------------------------------- #BigTipTuesday is a weekly feature where we ask our #HPDSocialSquad (that's YOU) to help us identify and locate subjects that may have information on criminal activity.
*** From the Archives *** This picture was from a folder titled "Vintage Cruisers." I think it may have been misfiled. There's no way those cars are "vintage" yet. Next, you'll try to tell us that rotary dial phones are antiques. Photo: Late 80s to early 90s. If you know anything about this photo, including when it was taken and who is in it, let us know in the comments! #TBT
This morning started off as a special day. We were humbled to attend the National Day of Prayer Breakfast to kick our day off. Each year, the President of the United States signs a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. This year was extra special for one of our HPD members. As a testament to the power of prayer, Officer Earnie Huff received special recognition highlighting his near death recovery and the positive impact he has had throughout our community. Topping it off, Hamilton City Mayor Pat Moeller also presented Officer Huff with a proclamation from city council! Thank you for the wonderful morning and for allowing us to share in the fellowship with the other attendees.
Starting tomorrow, May 3rd, our shiny new DORA (Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area) is "open for business!" This is a great chance to enjoy the weather while also enjoying what our downtown businesses have to offer, all while sipping a refreshing adult beverage. Check out this Cerkl article for more information, including a map and a list of participating businesses. And remember to drink responsibly. The best way to continue to enjoy the freedom and privilege of having a DORA in Hamilton now and far into the future is by being a responsible consumer.
We celebrated with our 2018 Third Grade Seatbelt Poster Contest winners last night at Colligan Lodge. One child from each public and private school in Hamilton is chosen as a school champ, and two of those thirteen are then chosen as the grand prize winners. This year, in addition to the two grand prize winners, we had a special winner whose slogan was so catchy, we HAD to recognize her effort in a unique way: by having it printed on lanyards that we hand out at various events! Congratulations to all of the winners, and, Second Graders, we'll see you next year!
*** BIG TIP TUESDAY: Can You Identify This Person? *** It's #BigTipTuesday time! For this Tuesday, May 1, 2018, our detectives are looking for the identity and location of this subject so that they may have a conversation with him reference a theft complaint. Contact Detective Habig at 513-868-5811, extension 1251 if you have any information on this subject. ------------------------------------------------- #BigTipTuesday is a weekly feature where we ask our #HPDSocialSquad (that's YOU) to help us identify and locate subjects that may have information on criminal activity.
In Case You Missed it: Tomorrow is National Drug Takeback Day from 10AM to 2PM at any participating location. Go to DEATakeBack.com to find a location near you, or just stop in our parking lot at 331 S Front St and we can take your old, unwanted prescriptions off your hands. See you tomorrow!
For today's Throwback Thursday post, we're hoping to get some audience participation! We have photos in our archives of Hamilton police officers from the early- to mid-1900s that we are unable to identify. Do you think you, #HPDSocialSquad, could help us ID some officers for a change? Here are four to get you started! #TBT
We had a great turnout last night at our Active Threat Preparedness and Response class for houses of worship. A large shout out to the Fitton Center for Creative Arts for offering up their space for a great training experience! Worship leaders and security team members from around central and southwestern Ohio attended. We had a positive learning environment where a wealth of information was presented for attendees to take back to their churches to share, implement, and help make their congregations safer.
On Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hamilton Police Department will accept expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs in collaboration with the National Drug Take-Back Day initiative. Anyone can bring pills for disposal to the Hamilton Police Department parking lot at 331 South Front Street during the event. The service is free! Last fall, Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This National Drug Take-Back Day initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Unused medications kept in home cabinets are highly susceptible to 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 being 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 28 Take Back Day event, visit www.dea.gov.
*** From the Archives *** It's fairly frightening how these four haven't seemed to age in almost eight years. I guess you could say there's something in the water. 🥛 From left: Detective Baker, Officer (now Detective) Webb, Officer Ebbing, and Officer (now Detective) Gray search a vehicle during a felony traffic stop. Photo: October 4, 2010 #TBT
*** BIG TIP TUESDAY: Can You Identify These People? *** It's #BigTipTuesday time! For this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, our detectives are looking for the identities and locations of these four subjects so that they may have a conversation with them reference separate theft complaints. Click through on each image for a larger view of the subject. If you recognize either of the first two subjects (white male in black and orange coat, or black male in green hoodie) and know how we can contact them, please contact Detective Eric Taylor at 513-868-5811, extension 1214. If you recognize either of the second two subjects (white male in black head covering and green-ish gray tee, or white female in black jacket) and know how we can contact them, please contact Detective Jim Gross at 513-868-5811, extension 1227. ------------------------------------------------- #BigTipTuesday is a weekly feature where we ask our #HPDSocialSquad (that's YOU) to help us identify and locate subjects that may have information on criminal activity.
For today's throwback, we honor Officer Arthur Sponsel, an HPD officer and WWI vet who, on this day in 1937, was shot & killed as he surprised burglars in a restaurant on N 3rd St. Then HPD Chief stated, "Arthur was a gentleman both on and off duty, and none was more fearless in the face of danger.” The three men involved in the crime that led to his death Vince Rose, John Agnew, and William Hobbs were all captured. Agnew was found guilty by a jury, and Rose pled guilty to second-degree murder. Both were sentenced to life in prison. Hobbs, the shooter, would pay the ultimate price for his crimes. #HamiltonHero #NeverForget EOW 4/12/37 You can read more about Officer Sponsel and the events that led up to his death at: http://truecrimehistorian.com/officer-sponsel-slain-3-convicted/ #TBT
Update: April 17, 2018: This subject has been identified. Thanks for your help, #HPDSocialSquad! -------------------------------------------------------------- *** BIG TIP TUESDAY (on a Wednesday) *** *** Can You Identify This Person? *** It's #BigTipTuesday (on a Wednesday) time! For this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, our detectives are looking for the identity and location of this subject so that they may have a conversation with him reference a theft complaint. If you recognize the subject and know how we can contact him, please contact Detective Aaron Hucke at 513-868-5811, extension 1250. ------------------------------------------------- #BigTipTuesday is a weekly feature where we ask our #HPDSocialSquad (that's YOU) to help us identify and locate subjects that may have information on criminal activity.
This is a pretty special week. Yes, it's the week that contains National Unicorn🦄 Day and National Cheese Fondue🥘 Day, but that's not (the only reason) why it's special. This week marks the 2018 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, also known as 911 Dispatcher Appreciation Week! 🎙️ The Butler County Sheriff's Office dispatchers sent our officers out on 86,789 calls for service last year. That's a lot of dispatching. So join us in thanking them for helping get us out to you to help keep Hamilton safe! Enjoy these photos sent to us by BCSO. The dispatchers are having a little fun this week, with different themes for each day.
Today is Officer Flannery’s official final day at HPD. Yesterday, we highlighted some fun pictures from his long career. Today, we wanted to share his sign off. As Flannery gives the final HPD end-of-tour call to dispatch, it looks like he might possibly miss us a little. 😢
After 33 years of service, Officer Kevin Flannery is retiring from the Hamilton Police Department. He just finished up his last day on the road today! So in honor of him, today's Throwback Thursday post is all about Officer Flannery. Flannery began his career with the department on March 04, 1985. During his tenure with the Hamilton Police Department, he served as a radio operator🎙️, desk officer🛎️, court officer⚖️, a patrol officer👮♂️, mustache aficionado👨, and heartbreaker💔. You'll be missed, Officer Flannery. Enjoy retirement! #TBT