The Police Department is located at 4175 Alum Creek Drive and the office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. To speak to the Police Clerk during office hours, phone 614-491-3211. Call 614-525-3333 during non-office hours and weekends. To speak with an officer or to make a report call police dispatch at 614-525-3333. For emergencies dial 9-1-1.
The mission of the OPD is to improve the quality of life of the residents and provide a safe environment in which to live, play, and work by providing fair and impartial police services.
Obetz Crime Tip Line — (614) 409-4420
This is an anonymous tip line, not a dispatch number. Do not use this number for immediate assistance. Use this for reporting crimes or things that seem out of the ordinary.
Keeping A Safe Community
The Obetz Police Department is responsible for ensuring the safety of the community. The OPD is continually trying to build relationships between the department and community by improving understanding of the laws and communication with the residents. The village provides 24/7 protection for village residents. Our officers work very diligently in partnership with Village officials to ensure that the Village remains a safe live, play, and work. The OPD utilizes patrol cars, bicycles, and a motorcycle to respond to calls for service to the public.
The Obetz Police Department provides a number of community related programs to enhance interaction and understanding throughout the Community.
• Bicycle and Motorcycle Patrols
• Block Watch
• Business Checks
• Vacation House Checks
• Special Duty Officers
• Department Tours
• 10% less traffic accidents per 5,000 people compared to similar neighboring communities’ traffic accidents in 2014
• 7,757 business checks
• Responded to 19,644 calls for service in 2015, which is 92% more than similar neighboring communities in 2014
• 105 vacation house checks
While you are away, the Police Department offers a house check service. In order to take advantage of this service, please complete the House Check Request form and return it to the Police Department at least 24 hours prior to your departure. You may email it to the Police Clerk, Cathy Frederick.
You may obtain a copy of a police report anytime between 8:30 A.M.and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, or mail in a written request. We do not fax police reports. You will need to call the Police Clerk at 491-3211 in advance to make sure the report is ready for release.
If you choose to send in a request, you will need to include a return address stamped envelope so the report can be mailed back to you. Written requests can be sent to the Obetz Police Department, 4175 Alum Creek Drive, Obetz, Ohio 43207.
Local Traffic Crash Report
In Ohio it is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without insurance or proof of financial responsibility. It is also illegal for any motor vehicle owner to allow anyone else to drive the owner’s vehicle without proof of insurance or of financial responsibility.
Ohio Law states no person shall operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs of abuse or both. Ohio has set a presumptive level of .08% BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
However, being under the level of .08 does not mean you are not impaired and you may be charged with DUI with a BAC which is less than .08.