Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department
  • Address: 5860 Andrews Rd, Mentor-on-the-Lake, 44060 OH
  • Chief:
Phone: 440-257-7234
Fax: 440.257.2766

Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department is located at 5860 Andrews Rd, Mentor-on-the-Lake, 44060 OH. The Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department phone number is 440-257-7234.

Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department News

April is distracted driving awareness month. Teens can enter a contest to make a difference. #justdrive

Please support Issue 4!

Weekly Blotter Monday, April 9, 2018 through Sunday, April 15, 2018

Many years ago, Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department started participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio Bowl for Kids' Sake. This year was no different. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is about having fun to help kids continue on a positive path! The Bowl-A-Thon brings together over 300 members of our community and many companies to raise funds for children in Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties. By supporting Bowl for Kids’ Sake more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be formed, and improved outlooks on life can be started. Pictured is (from left to right) Sgt. Scott Daubenmire, Chief John Gielink, Ptl. Clay Braidic, Ptl. Rob Higginbotham, and Ptl/Telecommunications Officer Mellissa Kelly who participated this year. The event was held at Scores Fun Center in Painesville on Sunday, April 15, 2018. as you can tell, everyone had a great time, helping a great cause. @bigsbowl

A young man was using his drone today on Beech Street. Unfortunately, it went above some trees and got caught up on the way down. If you happen to find it, please contact dispatch so we can return it to him. Thanks!

Prom season is right around the corner.

We noticed a LOT of motorcyclists out yesterday enjoying the spring weather. Please keep an extra eye out for motorcycles. #ridesmartohio

This dog is in the area of Marine & Driftwood. Does he belong to you?

Looking for a career?

Weekly Blotter Monday, April 2, 2018 through Sunday, April 8, 2018

Last evening, Ptl. Tina Desapri was awarded the 2017 Officer of the Year Award. The award was presented by Chief John Gielink at the Council Meeting in front of Tina's friends and family. 2017 Officer of the Year Tina Desapri Tina Desapri became a member of the Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department in January of 2015 as a part-time police officer. During that time, Tina became vested in the community by becoming a resident of Mentor-on-the-Lake. Tina has always had evaluations from her supervisors that meet or exceed expectations, however in the past year Ptl. Desapri has really excelled. In 2017, Officer Desapri led the department on O.VI arrests. Additionally, she was 2nd in the department in overall arrests and led the department in traffic citations. Not only has she been an extremely proactive police officer, she serves her community well. In 2017, Officer Desapri participated in the following community events: Bingo night at Lake Elementary Lake Elementary Safety Day (at the end of the school year) Boo Bash at Lake Elementary Food Drive at Marc’s Santa’s Blue Helpers Officer Desapri started this program in 2015 with about 9 families. With the help of other members of the department, we took almost 35 children this past year, giving each one of them a $100 gift card, a pizza party, a Jungle Terry visit, and a visit from Santa. Tina is the facilitator of this event and puts it all together every year with the help of many others from both within and outside of the department. For all of these reasons, Officer Tina Desapri is very deserving of the 2017 Officer of the Year. Congratulations Tina!

At last evenings Council meeting, Mayor Dave Eva swore in Samuel "Wayne" Davis as a part-time telecommunications officer. Wayne is a resident of Mentor and is a former registered medical assistant. Welcome, Wayne!

Early voting began today. Please consider supporting Issue 4, to keep funding our Lake County Crime Lab. On March 13, 2018, Mentor-on-the-Lake City Council unanimously supported Resolution 2018-R-19 supporting the .04 Mill Tax Levy on the May 8, 2018, Ballot. May 8th is an extremely important day for the Lake County Crime Lab! The lab has not had any additional funding since 1999 even though it has to stay certified and keep updating equipment necessary for the proper analysis of evidence for the adjudication of cases here in Lake County. The Lake County Crime Lab has been crucial in the arrest and conviction of guilty subjects and without the lab, many of the cases would have been closed and unsolved. We are extremely lucky to have this lab and it is a NECESSITY for law enforcement and the citizens of Lake County. The world is changing and the job of law enforcement is becoming more and more difficult. The number of unsolved crimes in Lake County is low due to great investigative work by officers, awesome prosecutors, judges and of course, the Lake County Crime Lab. Without the science, cases would not be prosecuted and victims would suffer. Please talk to your friends and your neighbors and let them know that this levy is crucial for the community as a whole. Without the ability to solve cases justice would fail in Lake County. If you look at your most recent tax bill, you will see how little you are paying for the world-class service that the Lake County Crime Lab provides. This levy has received the support of the Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police. Without this local lab, evidence will be needed to be submitted to the state lab in Richfield, OH. Please support the levy on May 8th and vote YES! If you have questions feel free to ask any law enforcement officer of his or her opinion on the matter or better yet ask one of the victims that was made whole again by the fair, expedited and equitable administration of Justice by the Lake County law enforcement, the prosecutors supported by the lab and adjudicated by the wisdom of our impartial jurists. PLEASE VOTE YES!

Another case solved because of the fine work from the scientists of the Lake County Crime lab!

No need to panic, this is only a test!

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Although we know from history that the idea started in 1981 with Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office, we’ve learned a little more regarding how that came about. Here’s the rest of the story, as told to Christina L. Dravis, RPL, ENP by Lisa Hoffmann: “In the historic days of dispatch, when we were called “dispatchers,” and 9-1-1 was not yet fully deployed in the United States, public safety telecommunicators were very much heard and not seen. However since 1955 the work of administrative assistants (then called secretaries) were celebrated, and in 1981 the last week in April was dedicated to that purpose. Contra Costa County Sheriff Richard Rainey was determined to acknowledge his administrative staff that year by treating them all to lunch. Sheriff Rainey did not realize that administration’s practice was to never let their phone lines go unanswered. After business hours, the secretarial and clerical lines were forwarded to dispatch to process (basically tell them to call back during business hours). Because these were administrative lines, it generally did not impact the dispatch center because the volume was very low. “At 11:00 a.m., without thinking, the administration staff pushed all their calls to dispatch and left the building. Dispatch was caught completely by surprise when our phone volume suddenly jumped (while we were at minimums due to meal breaks). The supervisor called admin to find out what was going on, only to have the call rerouted back to dispatch! She then sent a dispatcher to the admin side of the office to tell them to turn off the auto-forward feature. The dispatcher came back to report that there was no one in administration! “At 1:00 p.m. the administrative staff came back to work and disconnected the auto-forward phone feature. Although the supervisor chose to be annoyed quietly, Patricia Anderson, a long time dispatcher, went to the administration to give the Sheriff a piece of her mind. Sheriff Rainey apologized and promised Pat it would never happen again. Pat returned to dispatch and never said a word about her conversation with the Sheriff. Pat was a tenured dispatcher when Sheriff Rainey was hired as a deputy and she was very well respected by senior sworn staff members. “At 2:00 p.m. the same afternoon, Sheriff Rainey and Under Sheriff Warren Rupf walked into dispatch with a giant beautifully-decorated cake that said, “Happy Dispatcher Week.” With that very wise move, Sheriff Rainey, Under Sheriff Rupf, and Dispatcher Patricia Anderson started an initiative that culminated in what we now know as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. “Although I was hired in April of 1982 I will always remember the Sheriff or Undersheriff coming into dispatch each April to thank us for our work, dedication, and professionalism. When President Clinton signed the act into law, our local celebration became a national initiative. I know Pat (who was my training officer) was incredibly honored and pleased by this national acknowledgment.” -- from the APCO International website. Thank you to our true "first-responders"!