Germantown Police Department

  • Agency: Germantown Police Department
  • Address: 12102 State Rte 725 W, Germantown, 45327 OH
  • Chief: Roy W. McGill Jr. (Chief of Police)
Phone: 937-855-7215
Fax: 937-855-4897

Germantown Police Department is located at 12102 State Rte 725 W, Germantown, 45327 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Roy W. McGill Jr.. The Germantown Police Department phone number is 937-855-7215.

Germantown Police Department News

On 10/9/2017, Officer Brooks Thompson was sworn in as a Part-Time Officer and Officer Anthony Mountjoy was sworn in as an Auxiliary Officer. Officer Thompson is a graduate of the Greene Co. Criminal Justice Academy and a veteran of the US Army. Officer Mountjoy comes to us from Aberdeen PD, is also a graduate of the Greene Co. Criminal Justice Academy and is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Congratulations to you both!

We have had some concerns regarding the Germantown PD Speed Trailer not working properly. The speed trailer battery is solar powered. Unfortunately, in the recent week, there has been too much rain, and cloud cover which has caused the battery to run dead. The solar panel couldn’t recharge the battery as quickly as the power was being used. This is a common side effect of using solar arrays to charge batteries, and charging is always a slow process. Once the battery has been fully charged again, the unit will be turned back on and will be fully functional again.

Congratulations to Officer Randy DeVilbiss being awarded the title of Patrolman First Class (PFC.). PFC. Devilbiss has served our Dept since December 2010 as an Auxiliary Police Officer, and since 9/25/14 (almost 3 years to the day) as a Part Time Patrolman! PFC. Devilbiss has shown exemplary performance in his duties as Court Transport Officer. **Pictured are Chief McGill and PFC. Devilbiss.**

Crime tip to avoid Identity Theft: Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. It affects about one in four people. Question: How many people shred all mail that comes into your home before placing it in the trash? If you don’t shred your mail, you provide identity thieves with key information to steal your identity, such as: Your full name – including your middle initial, which is extremely important to thieves. It makes it much easier to track down who you are. Think about the information that you throw away: Medical bills have tons of personal identifiers. Bank statements – these provide account numbers and balances, which makes the thief sound legitimate when they’re obtaining credit in your name; Privacy statements from your banks or credit cards – now the identity thief knows where you bank; Discarded checks - contain your bank information and checking account number. The ultimate find for identity thieves! Discarded utility bills Identity thieves, especially meth users are notorious for foraging through peoples discarded trash in order to locate your personal identifiers. INVEST IN A GOOD SHREDDER!

The City of Germantown Police Department recently awarded several officers with the following medals: Distinguished Volunteer Service Medal 1. OFC. AJ Peter 2. OFC. Matthew Portner 3. OFC. Joseph McGough 4. OFC. Tyler Smith 5. OFC. Joshua Gierek Police Shield Medal & Police Commendation Medal 1. PFC. Ryan Wright - for work in TCSU task force Police Commendation Medal 1. PFC. Lawrin Demo - Recovered a stolen car 2. PFC. Michael Hammond - Recovered a stolen trailer & riding mower Lighting Arrest Medal 1. PFC. Michael Hammond - Arrest of a man with a nationwide drug warrant Police Achievement Medal 1. Sgt. Nathan Wale Auxiliary Officer of the Month for Summer 2017 1. OFC. Ben Knipp - July 2017 2. OFC. Brooks Thompson - August 2017 Commander's Challenge Coin 1. PFC. Lawrin Demo - Large Heroin drug seizure Police Shield Medal 1. Major Matt Burns - Robbery investigation and prosecution 2. Det. Ryan Sarver - Robbery investigation and prosecution 3. Det. Bob Johnson - Robbery investigation and prosecution Patrolman First Class Award 1. PFC. Lawrin Demo 2. PFC. Michael Hammond Life Saving Medal - (This includes 8 incidents involving the below 15 officers at 8 different locations) 1. PFC. John Rieder (Narcan used) 2. Sgt. Nathan Wale (Rescue CPR) 3. PFC. Ryan Wright (Narcan used) 4. PFC. Ryan Wright (Narcan used) 5. PFC. Michael Hammond (Rescue CPR) 6. Cpl. Jason Mowery (Rescue CPR & Narcan used) 7. PFC. Lawrin Demo ( Rescue CPR) 8. PFC. Brian Stewart ( Narcan used) 9. PFC. Ryan Wright (Narcan used) 10. PFC. Lawrin Demo (Narcan used) 11. Major Matt Burns (Narcan used) 12. PFC. Brian Stewart (Narcan used) 13. PFC. Matt Portner (Narcan used) 14. Sgt. Nathan Wale (Rescue CPR) 15. PFC. Ryan Wright (Narcan used)

On behalf of the City of Germantown Police Department (Ohio), I offer our deepest sympathy & heartfelt prayers for the family and fellow Officers of this fine young Police Officer Brittany Frazier, of the Mt. Juliet TN Police Department. May she be always & forever with The Good LORD and in HIS loving care. -Chief Roy W. McGill Jr., Germantown PD, (Ohio)

Due to a number of complaints of excessive speed in the area of N. Cherry St. and in the area of Gibraltar Dr., Officers will be concentrating radar patrol in these areas and stopping all speeders found. Please remember to know the speed limit, watch your speed at all times, and buckle up. There are a lot of children and pedestrian traffic in these areas and we want everyone to be safe.

This gray and white Pit Bull mix was found last night in the area of Weaver Rd at Dayton Pk. She was with another white Pit Bull mix (who we couldn't catch). If you know the owner, please contact them and let them know she is at the Animal Resource Center (ARC) at 6790 Webster St, Dayton, OH 45414. ARC phone number (937) 898-4457.

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Patrolman First Class C. Ryan Wright, City of Germantown PD, is shown (center) with Major Burns (left) and I, as the Major & I help Ryan display some of his recent awards. These plaques represent his awards for investigative excellence, and three recent Life Saving Medals related to Narcan "saves"....Ryan is an outstanding Police Officer, and we're proud to have him!!! -Chief Roy McGill

The City of Germantown July 4th Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The parade route will be north on Astoria Road, east on Market Street, south on Plum Street, east on Gunckel Street, north on Cherry Street and west on Warren Street to Veterans Memorial Park. We hope to see you there!!

This older dog was found on Virginia Ave. this evening. If anyone knows who the dog belongs to please come down to the Germantown Police Department or contact us via telephone at 937-855-6567.

This happy kissing monster was found at the intersection of N. Hillcrest @ Bradley. She looks like a smaller female boxer. If she belongs to you please contact the Germantown Police Dept. at 937-855-6567 or come down and pick her up.

Thank you Kelhoffer Family! We appreciate your support and the cookies!!

Brantley, Thank you for your support and the delicious cookies!! Have a safe and fun summer!

This little girl was found on State Route 4 around Germantown Animal Health Center. A little timid but very friendly. If anyone knows where she lives please call the Germantown Police Department, 937-855-6567. ******UPDATE****** Once poor girl calmed down she let me examine her and she had some pretty deep cuts on her hind legs that would probably require stitches. Due to the medical concerns Montgomery County Animal Resource Center was contacted for immediate treatment. Thank you for all the shares and if owners are located please tell them to contact Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

There have been a recent string of online/telephone scams reported in the City of Germantown lately and one thing we know about scammers — they want money, and they want it fast. That’s why, whatever the con they’re running, they usually ask people to pay a certain way. They want to make it easy for themselves to get the money — and nearly impossible for you to get it back. Their latest method? iTunes gift cards. To convince you to pay, they might pretend to be with the IRS and say you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay back taxes right now. Or pose as a family member or online love interest who needs your help fast. But as soon as you put money on a card and share the code with them, the money’s gone for good. If you’re not shopping at the iTunes store, you shouldn’t be paying with an iTunes gift card. Other payment methods scammers might ask for include Amazon gift cards, PayPal, reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit, or Vanilla, or by wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram. Government offices won’t require you to use these payment methods. If you get targeted by a scam like this call the Germantown Police Department at 937-855-6567 or report it to the FTC at

To help aide in the fight against the Heroin epidemic, The City of Germantown Police Department has sent several Police Officers to Narcan (Naloxone) Training and we are working to have all full time officers trained in the use of Narcan. Narcan is an emergency treatment that helps save the lives of people that have overdosed on an opioid such as Heroin. Also, The Valley View Drug Free Coalition is hosting a Candlelight Vigil on May 7th at 7:30pm at Barker Field. This is an event to help support and remember those affected by Heroin and all are welcome to attend. The picture shown is the logo of the coalition and was created by Anne Thiele. The symbols within the shield identify the four branches of the coalition: faith, law enforcement, education, and community.

The Germantown Police Department has launched a Crime Stoppers - Drug Tip Line. This is a new way for the community to report tips to crimes anonymously by calling or sending a text message to 937-522-5052. This does not take the place of 911 for emergencies. If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911. Non Emergency number is still 937-855-6567 or 937-225-4357. Crimes Stoppers - Drug Tip Line - 937-522-5052

This fella was found on Weaver Rd. near Hickory Pointe. If anyone knows who he belongs to, please call us at 937-855-6567 so we can get him home. Thanks You!

With the Holiday Shopping upon us, here are some tips to protect yourself from a home delivery theft: 1. Send the package to the residence of a trusted friend or relative who you know will be home. Be sure that the friend is ready and waiting to retrieve the package when the doorbell rings. 2. Ask the package delivery company to hold the package if you will not be home (many have local delivery centers). While we can't promise that this service is available, there are companies that will hold a package for up to 5 days. 3. Request that your package is marked "signature required." This requires the delivery person to stand by and wait until you're available to retrieve the package. You could also put a note on your door, requesting the deliverer go to your next door neighbor for the signature. 4. Leave special instructions on where to deliver the package. A good place is on the side or back of the house, so that the package is out of sight from the road. Ask the delivery person to take and discard the note with him/her or leave it with the package. 5. Use a company that provides a tracking service and check online to see when your package is scheduled to arrive. 6. Have the items shipped to the nearest store for "in-store pick up." 7. If you have an understanding boss, have your packages delivered to you at work. These simple tips can help make the holidays much less stressful and protect your deliveries. If you do have a packaged that you believe has been stolen, contact the Germantown Police Department at 937-855-6567 or 937-225-4357.