Police News

  • Life Saver Awarded to Sgt. Love September 19, 2018

    Last nights council meeting was a success! Sgt. Nick Love was awarded the Life Saver Award presented by Chief Birkenhauer and Mayor Meyers (nominated by Lt. Greg Haigis) for his life saving efforts during a recent traffic accident.

    "On Friday June 15, 2018, Sgt. Nicholas Love’s quick response and action on scene saved the life of a man involved in a collision.  The events are as follows; the Cold Spring Police was dispatched to US 27 at Meijer for a collision involving a motorcycle and there were injuries. Sgt. Love responded with Cold Spring and they all arrived on the scene at the same time. At their arrival he quickly assessed the scene and observed a male victim bleeding profusely from his leg. The injuries were such that much of the leg below the knee was gone.  The ambulance had not yet arrived on scene.  Realizing the man could die from blood loss and in line with his training, Sgt. Love got a tourniquet and applied it to the man’s leg, stopping the flow of blood. The squad arrived on scene 3              minutes later.

    Sgt. Love’s actions stopped the blood loss from the life threatening injury and provide the time necessary to get the man to the hospital and medical treatment necessary to save his life.  According to medical professionals, 3 minutes of blood loss from your femoral artery is more than enough time to result in death from blood loss.  Sgt. Love’s actions that night reflect favorably on him, his training and our agency and therefore worth of our recognition. While I am confident Sgt. Love would prefer to not be recognized, as he was “Just doing his job.” The opportunity to celebrate the very best of what we do in law enforcement should not be over looked." -Lt. Greg Haigis

    Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass was also in attendance to thank the Highland Heights Police team who assisted in the Hubers trial.

    "Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear"

    We appreciate all of the men and women who dedicate their lives everyday to keeping this community safe!

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  • Campus Safety Tips September 18, 2018

    While colleges and universities are among the safest communities, no campus is immune from crime. Most campus crime occur when criminals are given the opportunity to commit them. By taking away the opportunity, you can help prevent being victimized.

    An important part of preventing campus crime is staying alert, using common sense, and reporting suspicious activity.

    Following are some helpful tips on reducing your chances of becoming a victim to crimes on campus.

    Become familiar with the layout of your campus; locate the emergency system areas and add the NKU Police Department and Campbell County Dispatch Center's contact information in your phone (information below); never walk alone at night; be aware of your surroundings at all times; limit the use of distracting devices; always stick to well-lit high traffic areas.

    Make locking your dorm door and windows a habit - including when you are home; ask local police to conduct a safety check of your dorm and hallways; never leave doors propped open; never place identification tags on your keys; door chains are unsafe - use deadbolts.

    Remove the opportunity for crime by never leaving your property unattended in public; always keep your car locked with your windows completely shut; do not leave your valuables in plain view; engrave your valuables with serial numbers - keep record of all valuables with identifiers.

    If you see any suspicious activity taking place, or have any information pertaining to a crime, don’ t hesitate to call the police! Your information is valuable and could help victims gain closure and police gain justice.

    Northern Kentucky University
    415 Johns Hill Road

    Campbell County Dispatch Non-emergency

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  • Burglary Prevention Tips September 18, 2018

    Safety Tips
    Have you ever been locked out of your home? Where you able to still gain access?
    If you could break into your own home, it could be just as easy for thieves to break in as well.
    Follow these safety tips to protect your home against burglary, forced entry or home invasion.

    • Lock all windows including interior garage doors, storm doors, and sliding doors
    • Keep fences closed and locked. Lock all entry gates with a padlock
    • Keep spare keys away from exterior windows, doors, and lockboxes
    • Keep bushes and tree branches trimmed and away from windows
    • Get to know your neighbors! Neighbors that watch out for each other produce neighborhoods criminals tend to leave alone
    • Remove objects in your yard that could be used to make forced entry (tools, ladders, bricks, large rocks, etc.)
    • Install an alarm system. Use audible or monitored alarm systems. Place the company’s sign in your front and back yard.
    • Turn on exterior lights including driveways, front and back porch, basement, etc.
    • Install deadbolts to all entry doors. Use longer screws when installing the strike plate to the door

    Leaving on vacation?
    Call the police department before you leave for vacation. Officers will perform routine vacation checks on your home to provide peace of mind while you are away.
    Do not post any pictures or information about your vacation on any social media sites until you return.

    “4 out 5 burglars use social media to select their targets. Announcing your absence lets the burglars know that you will not be home.”

    Other crimes committed by burglars
    Burglars prefer to strike when no one is home. However, intruders can commit other crimes such as rape, robbery, and assault if they are surprised by the homeowner.

    Suspicious activity
    If anything looks questionable, such as a split screen or a cracked window, DO NOT GO IN!
    Call 9-1-1 right away from a neighbor’s house or your cell phone to report the suspicious activity.

    Know what you own
    While following these safety tips can reduce your chances of being victimized by burglars, it could still happen to you. You can minimize the inconvenience by knowing what you own.
    Take simple inventory of important and expensive items within your home. You can also mark the valuables using a symbol only you (the owner) would recognize.

    Get involved!
    If you see any suspicious activity taking place, or have any information pertaining to a crime, don’t hesitate to call the police!
    Your information is valuable and could help victims gain closure and police gain justice.

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  • Safety Tips for Walkers and Runners September 12, 2018

    Who is considered a pedestrian?
    This includes people who are walking, running, jogging, hiking, or standing.

    Is walking safe?
    Although walking is important for health growth and overall well-being, walking can be dangerous. When people walk down the road, people think they are doing something completely harmless; however, if you are not always aware of your surroundings it can become harmful to your safety

    Risk factors for pedestrian accidents:
    Almost half of all accidents that resulted in pedestrian deaths are related to alcohol or other substances on the part of wither the driver or the pedestrian.
    Other factors that increase the risk of pedestrian injury or death include high vehicle speeds, poor visibility, and distraction on the part of the driver or pedestrian.

    Pedestrians admit to dangerous crossing behavior despite knowing the risk:
    51% of pedestrians admit to talking on the phone while crossing the street
    26% of pedestrians text or email while crossing the street
    34% of pedestrians listen to music while crossing the street

    Drivers admit to behavior endangering pedestrians despite knowing the risk:
    70% of drivers admit to talking on a cell phone while driving
    38% of drivers admit to reading or texting while driving
    64% of drivers admit to listening to music at high volumes while driving


    1. RUN FACING TRAFFIC. Drivers will have more time to see you and give you space.
    2. OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNAGE. pause at intersections, stop for traffic lights and stay alert - in case a driver doesn't.
    3. FOLLOW OFF-ROAD RULES. Follow posted rules at tracks, paths, and rail-trails.
    4. CHOOSE LOW-VOLUME STREETS. Cars coming out of parking lots and crowded streets increases your chance of a collision.
    5. BE POLITE. Yield to fast-moving or aggressive cars; acknowledge the nice drivers who wave you to pass.
    6. BE SAFE. wear lights or reflective gear at night or in low light. Carry proper ID and tell someone where you are planning to go.
    7. HEADS UP. Keep your chin up and eyes pointed down. It conveys to drivers that you're paying attention.
    8. REPLACE SHOES REGULARLY. Running shoes become worn out after you've put 300-500 miles on them.

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