- Police Personnel Special Recognition March 3, 2017
Lt. Amber Conrad and K9 Tiba has recertified as a team through the North American Police Work Dog Association. This is a test that carries certification for a year and covers the narcotics odor of marijuana, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Mark Wilke has completed and successfully passed the International Association of Arson Investigators Test for Fire Investigation Techinican.
We are lucky to have such qualified people on our team.
- Stay Safe, Stay Fit! February 15, 2017
While enjoying these warmer days, running and walking are a popular form of exercise. Seems more people have chosen these activities as a way to stay fit and get in shape. It's healthy, good for you and an inexpensive way to maintain a regular exercise regimen. Here are a few suggestions to help you stay safe in the process.
-If walking or running alone, always tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
-Carry a cellular phone and ID with you.
-Don't wear expensive jewelry or carry cash.
-Wear reflective material so motorists can see you easily at dusk or night.
-Run or walk with a partner or dog.
-Don't wear headsets so you can hear approaching traffic.
-Walk or run in familiar areas, know which businesses or stores are open.
-Avoid poorly lit areas at night.
-Run clear of parked cars or bushes and run against traffic so you can see approaching cars.
-Be careful if anyone in a car asks you for directions. Keep at least a full arm's length from the car.
-Watch the road, especially at night. Wet or icy spots are considerably harder to see in the dark.
Stay Alert! Sometimes runners and walkers get lulled into a "zone" where they are so focused on their exercise that they lose track of what's going on around them. This can make you more vulnerable to accident or injury. Walk or run with confidence and purpose.
- Make the Holidays Happy November 17, 2016
A police officer's job is 365 days a year. We work 24 hours a day to protect and serve you. But, the Holidays provide us with the opportunity to reach out to those less fortunate. The members of the Police Department have decided to contribute to the Pantry of Hope-Santa's Claus-it Event. There is currently a barrel in the city building lobby for food and a tree with tags for gifts. We encourage you to join the effort. Check out our Facebook page for details or call Stella at 859-441-7529. The project ends December 19th to allow for delivery. This event is just one way to help those in our community have an easier time at Christmas.
Reaching out, even in a small way, can make a big difference to someone during the Holidays. Check on a neighbor who might be alone and lonely. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or pantry. Buy an extra canned good at the grocery this week and bring it to the city building. These are just a few ways you can help.
There are also ways you can deter crime. Don't forget to leave lights on or a radio when you are away and call the police department (859-441-8956) if you would like us to check your house periodically when traveling. Keep gifts and valuables in your car out of sight and always lock your car whether it is on the street or in your driveway. Always close your garage door to limit access to your home. Drink responsibly at those holiday parties and designate a driver. Be aware of your surroundings when shopping and keep your purse and wallet close at hand.
Don't let the stress of the season consume you and have a very Merry Christmas!
- Dave Fornash is Back! September 21, 2016
We are pleased to inform the residents of the city that Officer Dave Fornash has returned to Highland Heights Police Department. Some of you may have already seen him on patrol. He is a valued member of the department and a friend to all in the city. Welcome back, Dave!