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The Cheviot Police Department is starting a program to help keep residents better informed of what's happening in their neighborhood. Cheviot Police Chief Joseph Lally said the program is called Crime Alert, and it's an e-mail based notification system.

When particular incidents are occurring in a neighborhood a Crime Alert e-mail will be sent out to those who subscribe informing the residents of what is happening, particularly if the police department is looking for a certain person or vehicle, and how the residents can protect themselves. The system will also accept incoming e-mails to the police department, allowing residents to send in information about incidents they feel need police attention or tips to help the police on cases they may be investigating.

Residents interested in receiving Crime Alert e-mails should subscribe here and choose "Subscribe to Crime Alert" as the subject. Residents are asked to include their home address in the e-mail to ensure they receive the proper notifications for their neighborhood.

A Crime Alert e-mail will only be sent out when specific events that the public should be aware of are occurring. There may be extended breaks between alerts if there are no incidents to report. All subscribers' e-mail addresses will be kept confidential and used only for the Crime Alert program.

Anyone who has questions can send an e-mail to the police department, or call 661-2917 to speak with Chief Lally.



A crime deterrent program was done in March by the Cincinnati Police Department and is now being endorsed by the Cheviot Police Department. It's called Theft From Autos. Download the informational brochure here
(requires Adobe Reader) and see how you can avoid becoming a victim of a crime.





The Cheviot Police Department now has a K-9 unit within the department. Thanks to donations and matching dollars from the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the department is able to fund the program. Officer Jeff Patton is pictured above accepting one such donation from the Matt Haverkamp Foundation. As of 2/25/09, $35,000.00 has been raised.



Meet Charlie, pictured here with Officer Jeff Patton. Charlie has been trained by Police Dog Services in Germantown, Ohio and was certified on February 25, 2009. Charlie is now on the streets of Cheviot. The department is still accepting donations to fund the K-9 program.



Contacting the Cheviot Police Department

By Telephone:

Emergency Calls: 9-1-1

For police response to non-emergency calls or to contact an officer 24 hours a day: call 513-825-2280

For General Business or to Obtain Reports (Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm): call 513-661-2917

By Fax: 513-661-2128

U.S. Mail or In Person:
Cheviot Police Department
3814 Harrison Avenue
Cheviot, OH 45211




or via email.


Employment Opportunities

Full-Time: A Civil Service test to create an eligibility list for the position of full-time patrol officer will be administered on March 30, 2013. This list will be in effect for a minimun period of one year. The Civil Service Commission reserves the right to extend this list. Click here for more information

Anyone desiring additional information about the test or the eligibility list may contact administrative assistant Theresa Sunderhaus at telephone number 513-661-2700.

Part-Time: The City of Cheviot Police Department is not currently accepting applications for this position.

Cheviot Police 2005 Incident Report Count

Cheviot Police 2005 Crime Trends


The Cheviot Police Department — manned by ten full-time and twelve part-time officers — is equipped to handle just about any emergency or crime occurring within the city's borders. The department's structure is made up of six full-time and twelve part-time patrolmen, three sergeants and the chief of police.
Click on a photo below for a larger view.
Cheviot Action Partnership






Cheviot Police Law Enforcement Explorer Program

The Cheviot Police Department offers a program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 19 years to participate in the Law Enforcement Explorer Program. The program offers training in patrol and investigative procedures that are used by Police Officers and the Explorers may participate in a ride-along program. In addition, the Police Explorers assist the members of the Cheviot Police Department with various Community Programs, including parade details, the Westside Streetfest, the Harvest Home Fair and other Crime Prevention events.

Each spring, the Police Explorers participate in the area Law Enforcement Explorer Competition and compete in police scenarios with other area Police Explorer Posts.

Regular meeting and training dates are on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

For more information, contact Officers Steve Knapp or Jeff Patton at 661-2700.



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