Portsmouth Police Department

  • Agency: Portsmouth Police Department
  • Address: 728 2nd St, Portsmouth, 45662 OH
  • Chief: Charles H Horner (Chief of Police)
Phone: 740-353-4101

Portsmouth Police Department is located at 728 2nd St, Portsmouth, 45662 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Charles H Horner. The Portsmouth Police Department phone number is 740-353-4101.

Portsmouth Police Department News

Many changes to the traffic patterns over the holiday season as the construction continues on the bypass project. Helping you stay informed.

The Portsmouth Police Department in cooperation with the Fraternal Order of Police is participating in No Shave November to raise awareness for Cancer research. Participating officers are paying $50.00 to let it grow and raising funds in order to support the "Shop with a Cop" program and a cancer related fund.

Trick or treat in the City of Portsmouth takes place Tuesday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm. Be alert for small children. Let's all be safe.

Come join us for the 2nd annual Portsmouth Police Department Trunk or Treat event in Tracy Park on Thursday October 19 from 6pm-730pm. Dress your kids in their favorite Halloween costumes for a safe and fun evening of activities.

The Portsmouth Police Department is once again teaming up with Varsity Sports Unlimited on our next t-shirt campaign. This campaign is aimed at getting our Portsmouth High School student base to buckle up and get off the cell phone when driving. They will be in the school colors so students can proudly wear them in school spirit. Businesses can expect to be contacted by the company in the coming days or you can contact Brandy directly at 817-566-1197 to support the campaign and get your advertisement on the back of the shirt. Help us get a shirt in the hands of every teen driver.

Help keep our community youth engaged in safe and positive activities this weekend. Please visit some of Portsmouth's many great events.

As a reminder, the River Days Parade is set to take place at 11:00 am Saturday morning. Restricted parking is in effect along the parade route. officers will begin clearing parked vehicles along the route beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning. Please remove vehicles from the affected areas. Officers will make attempts to notify owners, but Impounded vehicles cannot be retrieved over the weekend. Parking will be prohibited in the following areas: Both sides of Harmon Street for staging South side of Jackson Avenue Both sides of Offnere Street South side of Gallia Street Both sides of Gay Street 900 block of Chillicothe Street for bus staging The parade starts at Spartan Stadium and proceeds north on Boundary Street, west on Jackson Avenue, north on Offnere Street, west on Gallia Street, and north on Gay Street, ending at Tracy Park. During the staging traffic will be restricted on Williams Street to westbound only and Brown Street will be restricted to northbound traffic only below the intersection with Jackson Avenue.

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If you want to help fellow Americans in their time of need, help by giving to the Red Cross.

Every person should be grateful for the freedoms we have when so many around the world have so little. Yes, we are the land of opportunity because so many have fought to preserve it. Enjoy a safe and happy celebration with those important to you. The dedicated men and women of the Portsmouth Police Department will continue to work around the clock to keep you safe.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elders can be abused through physical and emotional mistreatment, financial exploitation, and neglect for basic human needs. Educate yourself, know the signs of abuse, prevent it from occurring in your community and report it to authorities when you see it.

As you celebrate graduations, much needed family time, breaks from work and school, take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms shall persevere. Take a moment to honor those selfless acts on this Memorial Day.

This weekend we are proud to welcome the annual TOSRV cyclists. The tour showcases the beauty of southern Ohio and gives a boost to the local economy. Please help us keep the roadways safe as vehicles and bicycles share the road.

Take a moment as we pause to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who have given their lives to protect their communities. Give thanks to those who risk all each and every day so that you can enjoy the freedoms this country has to offer in a peaceful and safe environment. Today, more than ever, the thin blue line is what protects good from evil.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Please take a moment to thank them for all they do for their community. Too often, they are under recognized for their hard work and dedication to ensuring that emergency services reach you in your time of need. And don't forget, you can join this valuable team. See our previous post for details on how you can become one of them.

Due to a motor vehicle crash along the flood levee near the end of Glover Street, power will be out for a few hours today as AEP crews work to restore the electric service to much of the lower end of Portsmouth, including the areas of Shawnee State University and the Portsmouth City Schools. As a result, many of the traffic lights at downtown intersections are inoperable. As a reminder, motorists should treat such intersections as a four way stop. If you can avoid areas impacted by the outage please do so. Those people who have medical monitors that require electricity should plan to be without power during the day and make arrangements accordingly. Please do not call dispatch for power restoration estimates. Crews are on scene and working to restore power.

The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of the Clark's Pump N Shop, 3008 Scioto Trail, that occurred at approximately 2:45 am this morning. Do you know this guy?

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 33, representing officers of the Portsmouth Police Department, have teamed up with Sonora's Mexican Grill for a fundraiser on December 3rd to benefit their "Shop With a Cop" program. Members will not be going door to door soliciting donations. Any such solicitations should be immediately reported to your local law enforcement agency. However, many community members have asked how they can donate directly to the cause. Any such donations should be directed to Tim Stewart or Mike Queen. To reach Tim or Mike, you can contact the police department during normal business hours at (740)354-5538.