Kettering Police Department

  • Agency: Kettering Police Department
  • Address: 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH
  • Chief: James M. O'Dell (Chief of Police)
Phone: (937)296-2555
Fax: (937)296-3219

Kettering Police Department is located at 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is James M. O'Dell. The Kettering Police Department phone number is (937)296-2555.

Kettering Police Department News

Recently KPD recognized dispatchers Whittney Selby, Valerie Oswalt, Vonda Morse, and Rachel Adams for their participation in going above and beyond. On November 11, 2016 an officer met with an elderly male who recently had his power shut off due to some financial struggles. the officer reached out to KSSP (Kettering Senior Safe Program), and other senior services in Kettering, to make sure the elderly male could get the help he needed moving forward. Officers and dispatchers then pulled together money to buy pizza and sandwiches for the elderly male to make sure he at least had a warm meal until his power was restored later that evening. Thank you ladies for going above and beyond your duties to help this citizen in a time of need.

Join the Kettering Police Department this Saturday from 12pm-2pm at Town & Country Shopping Center for Little Cadet Training Academy. The event is FREE and no registration is required.

Remember.... wet leaves can be as slick as ice while driving!! Slow down and drive with caution when leaves have been blown into the roadway.

Just a quick update on the construction on Stroop Rd.... We know this is a traffic inconvenience for many of us on the roadway; fortunately things appear to be on schedule!

This morning Ptl. Robinson received a Class II Commendation for going above and beyond. On November 11, 2016 Ptl. Robinson met with an elderly male who recently had his power shut off due to some financial struggles. Ptl. Robinson reached out to KSSP (Kettering Senior Safe Program), and other senior services in Kettering, to make sure the elderly male could get the help he needed moving forward. Ptl. Robinson, other officers and dispatchers then pulled together money to buy pizza and sandwiches for the elderly male to make sure he at least had a warm meal until his power was restored later that evening. Well done Ptl. Robinson.

#ThrowbackThursday Wilmington Pk. and Dorothy Ln. Sept, 1961

No-Shave November is upon us... You may notice some of our officers ATTEMPTING to grow beards over the next few weeks. No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Each member of KPD who wishes to participate must first make a donation for cancer awareness and treatment in order to participate.

The other day Ptl. Rustad received a Class II Commendation for going above and beyond. On Sept. 20, 2016 Ptl. Rustad was dispatched to a crash involving an 11 year old bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle. The child suffered only minor injuries, however the bike was damaged. Ptl. Rustad took it upon himself to get a newly rebuilt bike from Kettering Bike Shop for the child. The young rider was extremely grateful and excited for the gift from the Ptl. Rustad. Join us in thanking Ptl. Rustad...

Another great Citizen's Police Academy in the books! Class #59 was a blast! We are already looking forward to the next class coming in early 2018... Feel free to sign up to get on the list for class #60!

On Monday, 10/30/2017, Ptl. Charles was recognized with a Class I Commendation for an event which took place in September of 2016. On 09/07/2016, Ptl. Charles was dispatched to a call where a male was found to have an injury which was causing significant blood loss from his left upper-arm area. Ptl. Charles immediately went into action and used his departmental issued tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Thanks to Ptl. Charles' quick thinking, he likely saved this man's life.

Grace Baptist Church loves their Kettering community... each year they show love to this great city through a community appreciation day called The Big To Do; at The Big To Do the church highlights a specific group in our community. This year they decided to honor us, here at Kettering Police Department. We cant thank you enough for the appreciation and support you show us! Thank you Grace Baptist Church for the award

#ThrowbackThursday

*****************UPDATE**************************** Christy has been located and she is safe. *************MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON************** Christy L. Bombatch was last seen at around 0200 hours this morning at her home on Cordell Dr. We have no clothing description; Christy is a 52 year old white female, approx. 5'04" and 157 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes. An attempt to locate her using her cell phone's GPS was made, however it appears the phone is now off. Last believed location was somewhere west of 1900 W. Dorothy Ln. Crews have been searching the area; but we need your help. If you have any information on her whereabouts please call 911 or KPD at 296-2555.

*****************************UPDATE*********************** We were able to locate and speak to the female in this video. She was very cooperative and helpful. Thanks for all of the information you all provided. Please help us ID this female in connection with the BP robbery from yesterday. She is a witness whom we have been unable to locate. Contact Det. Mason if you have information, 937-296-2583

Tonight's scheduled fingerprinting service here at KPD has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

KPD TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 28 AT LATHREM CENTER [Kettering, OH] – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kettering Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Lathrem Center at 2900 Glengarry Drive, here in Kettering. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, 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 now 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 October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

On 10-24-2017, between 0300 and 0330 in the morning, an unidentified white male entered the BP gas station at Wilmington and Smithville. The male suspect robbed the clerk while wielding a large knife. After taking the money from the clerk, the suspect duct taped the clerk’s hands and feet; he then fled the store. The male is approx 6ft tall and he left on foot westbound from the gas station. In the video you will see the male pull a bandana over his face just before committing the robbery. You will also hear a brief segment where the suspect’s voice can be heard demanding money from the register; it was the only usable audio on the video and we wanted you all to hear his voice. We are asking that you please help us try to ID this suspect. Perhaps his shoes, pants, or other articles of clothing are recognizable to someone out there; You may notice the way he walks or even his voice are familiar to one of you. If you have any information, please contact Det. Mason at 296-2583.

PLEASE HELP US ID THIS CRIMINAL........

#ThrowbackThursday to KPD's 3rd Police Academy Class in 1969.

Today Ptl. Drayton dressed up as a Mathlete for Spirit Week at Kettering Fairmont. The theme for today was Mathlete v. Athlete.

Yesterday KPD had an event to raise awareness about Veterans suicide prevention. This was a small event, and a lighthearted way to bring some attention to a serious topic. All donations raised went to The Battle Buddy Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that Veterans and their families receive programs and services that will help them acclimate back to family and civilian life. In 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ study on Veteran suicide concluded that on average 22 veterans a day kill themselves. That’s 8030 veterans annually from all eras of war including Korean, WW2, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

We had a great time at the #CoffeeWithCops at McDonald's yesterday morning. Thanks to all who showed up!

**********************UPDATE********************* Brittney has been located and returned home safely. ******Missing Endangered Adult****** BOLO Endangered Missing Adult - Brittney Nichole Mays DOB 12/3/1990 Special needs adult who also requires diabetic medication, walked away from her residence on 10/15/17 at approximately 3pm. Last seen walking west in the 500 block of Aberdeen Avenue toward Shroyer Road in Kettering. Mays was with Michael L. Henry, who is believed to reside in Dayton. Mays may possibly be in the area of north or west Dayton and is in need of her medication. Please call Kettering Police Dispatch at 937-296-2555 with any information of the whereabouts of Mays or Henry.

#ThrowbackThursday to a crash in October of 1961... anyone know the intersection?

Help us ID this subject... Anybody with any information can contact Detective Burke: 937-296-3370 or michael.burke@ketteringoh.org Thanks