Hilliard Police Department

  • Agency: Hilliard Police Department
  • Address: 5171 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, 43026 OH
  • Chief: Doug Francis (Chief of Police)
Phone: 614-876-7321
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Hilliard Police Department is located at 5171 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, 43026 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Doug Francis. The Hilliard Police Department phone number is 614-876-7321.

Hilliard Police Department News

SURPRISE! HILLIARD OFFICER NAMED HOMETOWN HERO . . Not every hero wears a cape. Some wear motorcycle boots. One of Hilliard’s finest is being recognized as a Central Ohio hero. Officer Brandon Long has been named October’s Hometown Hero by Sunny 95 and CME Federal Credit Union. The organizations team up every month to recognize an individual in Central Ohio who makes their community special. “Brandon shares the Core Values of our agency: Integrity, Commitment, Cooperation and Professionalism,” said Hilliard Chief of Police Robert Fisher. “We are proud to have him representing Hilliard police, and are grateful to Sunny 95 and CME for recognizing his service.” Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt said Long serves the community in many ways both within and outside the agency. “Brandon has left an impact on our community through the many interactions he has had with the public, whether on the job or in a volunteer capacity,” said Schonhardt. “We’re proud to say community service is our business in Hilliard." Officer Long joined the Hilliard Division of Police in March 2011. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy. He has served in numerous roles during his six years at the agency, including as a patrol officer, member of the Crash Investigation Team, and — most recently — as a member of the agency’s Traffic Safety Unit, serving the public on one of the agency’s Victory motorcycles. Notably, Officer Long has completed Crisis Intervention Team Core Training (CIT), is a member of the Mid-Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management team and has participated in Critical Incident Stress Management, gaining awareness to better assist others, including fellow officers, in crisis. “He has become the agency’s go-to guy any time there is an individual in crisis,” said his supervisor. Additionally, Officer Long is bilingual, and has been called upon by other agencies with Spanish-speaking individuals. In one case, he gained information on a kidnapping case from an individual who spoke no English. Supervisors have noted Officer Long brings initiative to every shift. Even on the slowest of nights working third shift, he can be heard on the radio removing signs or notifying citizens of open garage doors. Officer Long is a familiar face in the Hilliard community. A 1998 graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School, he is a community advocate — especially for Special Olympics. He organizes the agency’s Special Olympics Torch Run and participates in the final leg of the Ohio run. To boost morale and relationships with neighboring agencies, as well as raise awareness for men’s health issues, he organized a No-Shave contest known as Movember at the agency. Additionally, he has volunteered at a shelter delivering meals, and participated in agency programs such as National Night Out, Autism Awareness Day, Citizens Police Academy, Shop with A Cop and Safety Town — where he is a favorite among the children for his take on “Retro Bill.” His passion for the job has not gone unnoticed by others. Officer Long has received the Community Service Award from the Hilliard Optimist Club, an Achievement Citation Award for his involvement arresting s burglar with a long criminal history, and the Community Service Award and Mayor’s Award from Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt. Most recently, Officer Long starred in the agency-made video re-enacting the opening montage of the classic television show “CHIPS,” complete with the theme song and substituting Hilliard’s roundabouts for the Los Angeles freeway interchanges. He is a fine example of an individual who has led a life of service in his hometown. Officer Long isn’t the first Hilliard police officer to receive the award. Officer Hyda Slone, who serves the agency as a Community Outreach officer, won the award in 2014. For more information, contact public relations specialist Andrea Litchfield at 614-334-2351 or alitchfield@hilliardohio.gov.

RISE AND SHINE — Did you all of you morning folks see Ofc. Slone on TV at 5 a.m. talking about EZ Child ID? Good news: we're doing fingerprinting TONIGHT and still have a few open slots. . . . Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094daca92cabfe3-ezchild

We are hiring!

HILLIARD OFFICERS PERFORM CPR TO SAVE MAN'S LIFE — Last Tuesday, our officers were dispatched to an area home after receiving a call about an unconscious male. Upon arrival, Sgt. Settles and Ofc. Okey determined the man was not breathing. The two began performing CPR and continued to do so until medics arrived and took over the life-saving effort. We are thrilled to learn the man has survived the heart attack, and hospital staff have credited our officers for saving his life. This week, Deputy Chief Grile recognized both of these officers. Please join us in wishing this man a full and speedy recovery, and giving our officers a big pat on the back. **Hilliard Deputy Chief of Police Eric Grile, right, presents letters of recognition to Hilliard police officers Bill Okey, left, and Sgt. Kris Settles, center, for providing lifesaving CPR assistance during a recent call.**

CHIEF TALKS SEPTEMBER 11 WITH MIDDLE SCHOOLERS — Today, Chief Fisher spent time discussing the events of 9/11 and the significance of Hilliard's First Responders Park to students at Memorial Middle School. These students were born before Sept. 11, 2001. The morning started with a PowerPoint presentation and concluded with the students touring the park, where they were able to ask questions one-on-one with the Chief. Even though many of the students live less than a few miles from the park, most had never visited. It is a pleasure and an honor to take the time for these programs. Thank you for having us, Hilliard Schools, and thank you to our City for investing in this memorial! . . . . . #CommunityPolicing #WeWillNeverForget #CopSelfie

Today was an insightful experience with Weaver Middle School Students who met with Chief Fisher to learn about the events of 9.11. When Chief Fisher asked what leads to acts of terrorism, one student articulately stated "ignorance and intolerance". We have smart students in Hilliard! Thank you to all of the Weaver Middle School students and staff who visited First Responder's Park today and took time to remember.

Hilliard Bradley High School supplied the hot dogs, and Ofc. Barnett -- who serves as School Resource Officer -- brought the grillmaster skills. Happy homecoming! #communitypolicing

Remember, your home is only as secure as the least secure part of it. Thank you ABC6 and Maria Durant for stopping over to cover this story. #TipsWanted

BURGLARY SUSPECTS WANTED — Hilliard police is asking for your help identifying two individuals wanted for breaking into a Hilliard home this week. The burglary took place on Heath Trails Road in broad daylight between 11:35 a.m. and 11:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. One man knocked on the front door while another broke in through a rear window and entered the home. Surveillance cameras caught them in the act. The first suspect is described as a young — possibly a teenager — white male with brown or dark red hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, dark pants and grey shoes. The second suspect, who wore a bandana to cover his face — was wearing tan pants, a black T-shirt and a dark coat with a hood. If you have any information about this crime, or recognize either of these individuals, please contact Det. Seum at rseum@hilliardohio.gov or 614-334-2490. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at stopcrime.org or 614-461-8477.

NEW EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: Still need to bring your children to be fingerprinted? We've opened up lots of new dates for the rest of the year, including slots for next Thursday!

THANK YOU to the 20 or so volunteers who joined us over the weekend for our graffiti clean-up day. We said SEE YA to many of the SYKE markings throughout town. Big shout out to Ofc. Barnett, who organized this effort, the volunteers and to Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehab, who provided snacks and water. These events make us proud to be a part of the Hilliard community. #HilliardProud

Looking for a community service opportunity? Tomorrow is the day for our graffiti clean-up! It's going to be beautiful weather. Email jbarnett@hilliardohio.gov if you're interested.

Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into a pole? Check out this video.

FLEEING FROM POLICE TO SHARING BREAKFAST: HILLIARD POLICE'S COFFEE WITH A COP BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS — The Hilliard Division of Police was among hundreds of agencies in the U.S. to participate in National Coffee With A Cop Day this week. We had the pleasure of meeting many members of the community — from toddlers to seniors — as well as answering questions and taking photos, but there was one visitor who left an especially large impact. About four years ago, Hilliard resident Derik Woodruff led our officers on a high speed chase, winding through Franklin and Madison counties for about half an hour, with speeds reaching 100 mph. The chase ended when Woodruff drove into a ditch. He had been drinking and had a blood alcohol level triple the legal limit. But yesterday he made a special trip to the Hilliard YMCA to thank Hilliard officers for being among the factors that have helped him turn his life around. Woodruff recounted the evening. He told officers he remembered drinking a case of beer, getting behind the wheel and deciding he was going to "go find" an officer. Now sober, Woodruff is sharing his story with others. He credits his family and his faith for moving along his journey. We want to thank everyone who came out yesterday, and especially Woodruff for sharing his story and allowing us to share it here. #CommunityPolicing #Copliment #CoffeeWithACop

WALLET THIEF WANTED — Do you recognize this man? He is suspected of stealing a wallet filled with personal IDs and credit cards out of an unlocked car parked on Brixston Drive on September 22. The credit cards were used shortly after at several area locations, including Speedway in Hilliard and Target on Hilliard-Rome Rd. If you can identify either of these individuals, please contact Det. Deborah Mullin at 614-334-2316 or dmullin@hilliardohio.gov.

Absolutely PERFECT weather today for #WalkToSchoolDay at Hoffman Trails Elementary. We helped families cross at Cosgray Road and handed out some goodies to walkers and riders. #CommunityPolicing

Have a police-oriented question? Want to get to know HPD a bit better? Just want show to show off a picture of your granddaughter or poodle? Whatever is fine with us. COME SEE US TODAY for National Coffee With a Cop Day at the YMCA!

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? — We are asking for the public's help identifying this man, who fled police in a car with stolen plates following a pursuit earlier this month. On Sept. 4, HPD officers initiated a traffic stop on Cemetery Road near Speedway. This man, who was driving a silver Nissan Altima, ignored the flashing lights and sirens and continued onto Interstate 270 where he weaved through traffic, reaching speeds of more than 90 mph. Officers terminated the pursuit for public safety reasons. The suspect is described as a black male, age 25-35, with braids. Officers observed a white female with blonde hair in the passenger seat. Do you have information to share? Please contact Ofc. Zellers at jzellers@hilliardohio.gov or 614-334-2477.

TOMORROW! TOMORROW! — Stop by the YMCA for a cup of coffee and some chit-chat. It's National Coffee With A Cop Day!

We just found out there is a #NationalCoffeeWithACopDay so we had to put something together ASAP. Thanks to the Y for being our host. Stop out for some casual conversation and coffee!

No agendas. No presentations. No speeches. Just casual conversation. Join the Hilliard Division of Police for a very special cup of morning Joe at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 for the Division's third Coffee with a Cop at the Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA, 4515 Cosgray Road. This event is Hilliard police's very first year of participation in National Coffee With A Cop Day. This is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the law enforcement in Hilliard. The program aims to advance conversation through improving relationships between law enforcements and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

EXCITING NEWS! — The Hilliard Division of Police Honor Guard, along with the Norwich Township Fire Dept. Honor Guard, has been selected to present the colors at the Columbus Blue Jackets game on Nov. 17, which serves as First Responder Night. A portion of ticket sales will go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to support fallen officers. Please join us to support our Honor Guard, and the law enforcement community, on Nov. 17.

Thank you Maria Durant for taking time for this important message. #GetHomeSafe

The Hilliard Division of Police is seeking volunteers to help remove the graffiti that has recently plagued Hilliard We will meet at the Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway, on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. and work until 1 p.m. We will divide volunteers into groups and send them out with maps and supplies to one of six central locations where the graffiti is located. Supplies are provided. If interested, please contact Officer Josh Barnett at jbarnett@hilliardohio.gov.