Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County

  • Agency: Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County
  • Address: 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina, 44256 OH
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Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County is located at 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina, 44256 OH. The Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County phone number is 330-725-8314.

Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County News

As you may be aware, this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week throughout the State of Ohio. The severe weather sirens in Montville Township, and all of Medina County, will be activated at 9:50am on Wednesday March 21st. 2018. The drill is part of the State's promotion of Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, and to remind the public that with Spring comes the possibility of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

Thank you to everyone that came out, yesterday, to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cobblestone Park and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that helped stuff the eggs for this year's event.

Just wanted to give a BIG shout out to Montville Tiger Scout Pack 3507. Thanks for stopping by tonight for the tour with Officer Bennett.

Montville Township has once again been recognized by a national organization as being one of the Safest Communities in Ohio. This week, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Montville Township the 3rd safest city in their 2018 ranking of Ohio's safest cities. This follows similar top rankings in 2017 by Safewise and in 2016 by Background Checks. We are proud of our collaborative work with our residents to keep Montville a Safe place to live and raise a family.

We are looking for high moral and ethical OPOTA Certified Police Officers to fill part-time positions with our department. If you know anyone that fits this description please have them fill an online app out here: Here is a link to the Job Posting Notice:

A HUGE thank you to these young residents who stopped by Friday evening to drop off some treats and check out all of the duty gear that Officer Gaede carries. Dad even volunteered to be the subject in the handcuffing demonstration.

Officer Dan Hazek and Officer Joel Eckstine were recognized at tonight’s Trustees’ Meeting for their actions earlier this month in handling a call involving a man, at a local business, who said that he had a gun. The man refused to show his hands when the officers arrived and then began taunting the officers with vulgarity, saying over and over again that he was going to kill them and then himself. After 20-30 minutes of trying to rationalize with the man, who kept yelling "shoot me" the officers used a diversionary technique to force the man to show his hands. Once it was realized that he was not holding a weapon the man was taken into custody and transported to Medina Hospital for a psychological evaluation. Both officers were presented with departmental Merit Awards.

For Immediate Release: Friday February 23rd, 2018 Contact Person: Lieutenant Matthew A. Neil Contact Number: 330-661-0134 PRESS RELEASE This morning, a Montville resident made us aware of a social media threat directed towards a student and A.I. Root Middle School. As soon as we became aware of the threats, we collaborated with the local office of the FBI, the Medina Police Department and the administration of the Medina School District to begin investigative measures. The investigation quickly revealed that the source of the threat was an A. I. Root Middle School student. During an interview with the suspect, they admitted to creating a secondary social media account, which they used to send themself the threatening message. That student not only sent themself the message, but they also shared it with other students via social media, creating panic. That student has been arrested by the Montville Police Department and is now incarcerated in the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center on felony charges of Inducing Panic. At no time was there an active threat to the students or staff at A.I. Root Middle School.

For Immediate Release February 13th, 2018 Contact: Lieutenant Matthew A. Neil, 330-661-0134 Chief Terry Grice is pleased to announce that Lt. Matthew Neil recently reached a high level of professional accomplishment when he was one of 29 police administrators who graduated from the 14-month Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program on February 9th, 2018 at the Ohio State Patrol Academy, in Columbus. The ceremonies celebrated the completion of study in a unique course co-sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Tuition for this advance police management program was paid for by a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The instructors include noted faculty members from universities across the Midwest and consultants to business and industry. Participants were selected for the program by meeting set standards in experience, formal and continuing education, as well as professional-related experience. For more than a year, they received instruction in modules concerned with ethics; change management; interpersonal skills; vision, mission and guiding principles; strategic planning; external environmental management; and resource allocation and budgeting. Graduates of CLEE have demonstrated their mastery of these modules through written examinations and papers. The Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program promotes professional development, benefiting not only the individual but also the agencies, in which they work and practice, and their communities. It is designed to elevate the standards of excellence for law enforcement executives. As a graduate of CLEE Class XXII, Lt. Neil is the first supervisor from the Montville Police Department to complete the program, and one of just over 400 graduates that have completed the program since its’ inception 22 years ago. Chief Grice stated “I’m very proud of the hard work and dedication shown by Lt. Neil graduating CLEE. We believe the skills he learned during CLEE will not only help our department currently, but in the future also.” Lieutenant Neil has worked in Law Enforcement for 24 years and has been with the Montville Police Department for 15 years.

The Montville Police Department sends our most sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Westerville Police Department; and to the friends and families of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. Officers Joering and Morelli gave the ultimate sacrifice today when they were shot and killed answering a simple 911 hangup call. They died as true heroes, who were protecting and serving their community by answering what they thought was a call for help. Their service and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.

The Montville Service Department has asked that we inform our residents that their supply of road salt is limited, this weekend. As you may know, road salt in this area is purchased from Cargill, who mines salt from under Lake Erie. Due to the high demand for salt, Cargill is running behind on their deliveries. The Montville plow trucks will be out both today and tomorrow if they are needed; however, they will be using salt sparingly. Service Director Kosman hopes to get the next delivery of road salt early next week.

The Citizens Academy starts this Wednesday and we only have 8 participants signed up. We typically have an abundance of participation and have to limit it to 32. If you are at all interested please sign up at the link provided in the post below.

Our next Citizens Police Academy starts on Wednesday February 7th, 2018, space is limited so sign up today at:

Program Coordinator The Medina County Police Activities League is looking for an energetic part time Program Coordinator (approximately 20/week). The position will undertake a variety of administrative and program coordination tasks; includes helping in planning and organizing MCPAL after school programs and activities as well as carry out important administrative duties. Responsibilities will include: coordinating field trips, monthly meals and special events at our after school programs; maintain a positive social media presence; writing and sending out quarterly newsletter; maintaining donor database and program statistics; assisting in monthly financials; basic grant writing and reporting and assisting in the food pantry. We are looking for a candidate who has a passion for helping youth in Medina County, self starter and highly motivated with strong organizational skills and proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. You will be successful if you possess a “Get It Right” attitude with the ability to see the big picture and manage practical details. MCPAL is a registered 501c3. Our mission is to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth by utilizing educational, athletic, and recreational activities. The MCPAL program is unique in that it is staffed and supported by police officers and police departments in Medina County, Ohio. Adopted by the Montville Police Department in 2010, the MCPAL program brings youth under the supervision and positive influence of law enforcement and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer. It is based on the conviction that young people, if reached early enough, can develop strong, positive attitudes towards officers and be more likely to respect the laws that officers enforce. By utilizing educational, athletic, and recreational activities, MCPAL aims to give youth an opportunity to both de-stress and have fun in a safe, caring environment. Currently, the MCPAL program is held in the school districts of Brunswick, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina and Wadsworth. Programs are typically held twice weekly at each location, with special events throughout the summer. Please send resume and salary requirements to or 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina Ohio 44256

The crash at Medina and River Styx this afternoon appears to have been caused by a medical issue. The driver was traveling west on Medina Road when she had a medical episode, crossed the center-line, drove off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole and utility equipment. The drive was alert and conscious when police, fire and LST arrived. She was transported to Medina Hospital for evaluation. Ohio Edison responded to replace the utility pole and the Medina County Water Department responded to evaluate the damage to their pump station enclosure.

Most county schools are closed due to the weather, including those that cover Montville Township, Medina, Highland in the Medina Christian Academy. Please use caution this morning in your travels.

As with the rest of Northeast Ohio we have heard the predictions that range from very little snow accumulation, to a major snow event predicted to hit us tomorrow afternoon. No matter which model the meteorologist look at it does appear as though we will have to deal with icy road conditions tomorrow, during the afternoon and evening rush. While we will have extra officers working tomorrow afternoon, to handle weather-related traffic emergencies, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our followers of the following: When is it snowing heavily and the roadways are snow and ice covered, we may choose to close the entire roadway, because it is not worth risking the safety of our Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics just to allow vehicles to maneuver around us while we work. The number one priority of all first responders is Scene Safety. We can’t help others if we get hit and become a victim ourselves. Please do your part to ensure safe travels on our roadways. These simple tips can help keep you on the road and us out of the snow and ice: • Slow down. • Wear your seatbelt. • Leave early – allow more travel time; expect delays. • Increase distance between vehicles – it takes significantly longer to stop on snow covered or icy roadways. • Clear all windows on your vehicle prior to travel – having unobstructed vision is vital to avoid running off of the road or having a collision. • Turn on your vehicle’s headlamps. Remove any dirt, mud or snow. • Use caution on bridges and overpasses; they are susceptible to freezing before roadways. • Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas in the event you are stranded for an extended period of time. • Charge your cell phone prior to departure and keep a charger in your vehicle. • Take a blanket. • Notify a family member or a friend of your travel plans prior to departure – if your travel is interrupted, someone will know. • If you are involved in a crash, be patient – bad weather also limits the capabilities of law enforcement and emergency crews and increases response time. Also, keep in mind that we may be experiencing a high volume of requests for service. • Attempt to move your vehicle out of the roadway if you are involved in a minor, non-injury traffic collision; especially if you are in a dangerous area such as a curve or a blind hill. • If your vehicle is stranded or wrecked but not in the roadway, attempts to recover your vehicle may have to wait until conditions improve for safety considerations.

Medina City Schools are closed due to the weather. Please use caution this morning in your travels.

Montville Police, Fire and LST are responding to the Interstate 71 SB ramp from SR 18 for three semis that have jackknifed with one driver entrapped. The roadways are very slick please use caution this morning.