We have several openings for the 2020 SAFETY TOWN program. If you are interested please get signed up quickly. Sign up is available through the Bellefontaine Joint Recreation District website.
SAFETY TOWN WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEKS OF JULY 6-10 AND JULY 13-17. PLEASE NOTE SESSION OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO 12 CHILDREN PER SESSION DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.
This is a free program held for children who will be entering kindergarten in the Fall. This program includes pedestrian safety, traffic signals and signs, fire safety, good and bad touch, not getting in cars with strangers and hazards of drugs, among other things. Instructors are trained officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Office and may be assisted by Township Officers and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The instructors use films, lectures, coloring books, traffic signs and signals, and stress vehicle and bus safety during their time with the students.
All sessions will be held at Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center (formerly Western Intermediate School) at 1130 W. Sandusky Ave. (St. Rt. 47 W) where the children will enter through the rear (north) doors. Classes last approximately two hours and are held Monday through Friday with both 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions available. Parents may attend sessions with their children as needed or desired and should inform the instructor of their intent when signing in their child each day.
If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact Tim Notestine at (937) 593-0417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and meet with some of the Bellefontaine Police Officers and the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni. Share in anti-crime messages, handouts, Safety Pup, FREE entertainment and FREE Hamburgers and Hotdogs, all while the supplies last.
“Share in an evening against crime with your neighbors.”
Join us for the 8th annual Community Safety Event where you can meet with law enforcement from many county wide, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There will be the annual K9 Chicken Dinner fundraiser, along with other Fun, Food and Games. This event is free to the public
The Bellefontaine Police Department has an exciting opportunity for 30 5th grade students this summer. We will be holding a FREE 5-day D.A.R.E. camp at YMCA Camp Willson the week of July 20th through July 24th, 2020. The hours of the camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students in Bellefontaine City limits will have busing provided by Bellefontaine City Schools or students can be dropped off/picked up by parents for the week of D.A.R.E. camp. The deadline to apply for this camp is July 10th.
The event will not take place on May 16th. We hope to reschedule it for a later date. Stay tuned for updates.
The Bellefontaine Police Department will be hosting two, one-day Youth Academy Classes in March 2020.
The classes will be on the following Saturdays, March 7th and March 14th. The class will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
These two classes are open to all Logan County high school Juniors or Seniors who have an interest in pursuing a law enforcement career or just want to explore the idea of that career path.
Applications can be picked up in your High School's office or at the Bellefontaine Police Department. Applications need to be returned to your High School Office or the Bellefontaine Police Department no later than February 20, 2020.
The course is FREE so pick the date that fits your schedule.
UPDATE: As of 3/12/20, the Senior Health and Safety Fair has been cancelled.
The Bellefontaine Police Department, in conjunction with the Bellefontaine Civil Service Commission is proud to announce that effective in 2020, the Bellefontaine Police Department will begin accepting lateral transfers. This change will now allow current law enforcement officers that already work in policing to apply to work at our agency. This eliminates the need for current law enforcement officers to take a written examination to enter the hiring process. Instead, when a date is announced, the City will accept applications for lateral transfers. Then, after the application phase ends, further steps in the hiring process will then start. Those steps will still include a physical agility phase and oral board interviews. Following those steps, a list will be compiled of qualified candidates. This list will be considered an additional pool of candidates that the City may hire from aside from any list certified by the Civil Service Commission of applicants who have not yet been hired by another agency. The City then may choose to hire from either list, allowing for a broader view of potential candidates.
On Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Bellefontaine Police Department in partnership with Logan County CORE, Mary Rutan Hospital, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity 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 canopy entrance of Mary Rutan Hospital, located at 205 E Palmer Rd. The site cannot accept liquids. Needles/sharps, pills and patches will be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Mary Rutan Hospital is providing sharps disposal at no cost as a community service.
Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.
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 United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen 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 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or https://www.logancountycore.com/
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