Nixle 360 is a service provided for all Plain City residents through the Union County EMA and Union County Sheriff's Office. Once registered, this service will provide timely weather warnings, road closures, and other significant event updates through direct dial, text and push notification technology. You can download their app on your smartphone or be notified at the telephone number of your choosing. There is currently no cost for this service.
A Child is Missing is a program devoted to the safe return of missing children, the disabled, elderly citizens and those with Alzheimer's. The Police Department has partnered with the A Child is Missing organization to harness their technology for alerting residents in the event of a missing person in our community.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a program to not only issue alerts for missing and exploited children, but also to educate parents, children, teachers, child care providers and law enforcement in an effort of prevention.
The Police Department encourages parents to obtain an identification card for their children. A current identification card will provide pertinent details of the child in a timely matter. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles can issue an identification card for a child that is very similar to a driver's license. This information can then be retrieved at a moment's notice by virtually every law enforcement agency. This also enables police to have a recent picture of the child, which in many cases can be accessed 'in-the-field' using mobile computing technology. Please visit this site for additional information.
The Police Department encourages parents and guardians to keep their children and young loved ones safe while 'connected'. This website is a great resource for internet safety and other forms of electronic communications, such as texting and chatting.
Project Lifesaver is a program provided through Union County Senior Services and the Union County Sheriff's Office. This program is designed to help locate patients suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's, and other ailments that lead to persons wandering away from familiar surroundings. The Plain City Police Department is a participating partner in this program.
Project Childsafe is a program that provides FREE locks for your firearms. The purpose of the program is to provide a safer environment for households with firearms and resident or visiting children. Locks are available at the Police Department.
The Eddie Eagle gun safety program is taught at the Plain City Elementary by Officer Philip Greenbaum. The program materials are provided by the National Rifle Association. The program does not promote gun ownership or handling, but stresses gun safety, specifically: STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.
The American Football Coaches Association has partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the National Child Identification Program. This program provides FREE identification kits, which includes an inkless fingerprint kit, a laminated wallet card, and a DNA collection envelope. No parent wants to endure the agony of a child that has gone missing, but this will better prepare the parent to provide critical data to law enforcement for the safe return of the child. Kits are available at the Police Department.
The Police Department participates in national impaired driving prevention efforts, including the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. These campaigns are targeted during peak times throughout the year where impaired driving is more prevalent. Even during non-peak, non-campaign times, the Police Department makes it a priority to deter impaired driving and strictly enforce impaired driving laws, in an effort to save lives and provide safe roadways for our citizens and other motorists.
The Police Department participates in national seatbelt usage enforcement efforts, including the Click It or Ticket campaign. These campaigns are targeted during peak travel times throughout the year, typically around holidays. Even during non-peak, non-campaign times, the Police Department makes it a priority to encourage seatbelt usage and strictly enforce seatbelt and child restraint laws, in an effort to save lives.
The Third Grade Safety Belt Program is offered statewide through local law enforcement agencies. Officer Philip Greenbaum teaches this program to all third grade students at the Plain City Elementary School. This program creates a great interaction with the Police Department and encourages the development of good safety belt practices for the entire family.
The Police Department utilizes a service called LeadsOnLine that assists us in tracking stolen property. As a resident, you can greatly enhance our ability to find your stolen property and prosecute those responsible by creating an account and utilizing the services of Report It. Visit their website today!
The Police Department encourages you to visit this page to learn important information if you've been a victim of an on-line crime. You may also learn some tips to avoid being a victim of on-line crime. Take control of your on-line activities!