Support Services Division
The Support Services Division works behind the scenes to assist in day-to-day operations. This division is comprised of the following units: the Detective Unit, the Community Services Unit, the Clerical/Dispatch Unit, and the department’s Police Evidence Technician.
The Support Services Division is led by a Lieutenant, with the title of Commander, along with an Administrative Sergeant. Some of the administrative tasks handled by the Support Services Division include grant writing, policy and procedure development, legal research, public affairs, and web based inquires and complaints.
Community Service Unit
The Community Service Unit is comprised of a Community Resource Officer and three School Resource Officers. We recognize the importance of non-enforcement tasks, such as prevention and community outreach. The Community Service Unit strives to build ties within the community by becoming familiar with the residents and with the students in our Sharonville schools. Building better relationships and problem solving are core ideas of the Community Service Unit.
Community Resource Officer
The Community Resource Officer is responsible for a variety of tasks which include organizing and coordinating neighborhood watch programs and security and safety presentations for community groups and businesses. This officer assists in mediating neighbor disputes and attempts to resolve quality of life violations, such as animal complaints. The Community Resource Officer also coordinates Sharonville’s Shop with a Cop program for economically disadvantaged students.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is a collaborative effort between law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community. Together, in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, and violence, we strive to provide law enforcement services, mentoring, and educational programs for our schools while fostering a safe learning environment.
The Sharonville Police Department has partnered with the Princeton City School District and Scarlet Oaks Vocational School to provide uniformed police officers on a full-time basis. One officer is responsible for the Princeton High School, one for the Princeton Community Middle School, and one is assigned to the Scarlet Oaks Campus of the Great Oaks Vocational School District. These officers have received special training to deal with incidents and offenses on school campuses. Along with protecting students and staff, the school resource officers (SROs) participate in many safety programs throughout the school year. The officers are active with drinking and driving education, Prom Promise, and anti-drug education.
Programs Offered by the CRO
D.A.R.E. – The D.A.R.E. program is offered to students attending the Sharonville elementary schools. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum teaches students how to resist peer pressure, the importance of good decision making, and how to responsibly report bullying. This nationally renowned program has been well received in the Princeton City School District and is very popular among the students.
Jr. Police Academy – This 9 week program meets once a week and is designed to give 3rd and 4th graders the hands on experience of a day in the life of a Sharonville Police Officer. This class is hosted by the Sharonville Community Center in September and runs through November.
Jr. CSI – This class is offered to 5th and 6th grade students who are interested in learning about various investigative techniques used to solve crimes. This is a 4 week class hosted in February by the Sharonville Community Center.
Women’s Self-Defense – This class covers crime prevention strategies, along with basic self-defense techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques in a controlled, safe environment. This class is educational and empowering!
Response to Extreme Workplace Violence – Because the Sharonville Police Department is dedicated to keeping the citizens of the Sharonville community safe, we offer “Response to Extreme Workplace Violence” using the A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) technique. These tactics can be used for any type of violent encounter and the philosophy is very similar to that of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Avoid, Hide Out, and Take Action.” Officers Cheryl Haynes and Kevin Dye are certified A.L.I.C.E. instructors and are available to train local businesses and members of the community.
Shop with a Cop – This program is offered to economically disadvantaged students attending Sharonville and Stewart Elementary Schools. These students are selected by their teachers based on need. This program is strictly funded by donations provided by area businesses and residents. If you would like to make a donation for this worthy cause, contact Officer Cheryl Haynes at (513)563-1147.
The Community Resource Officer also provides police department tours and participates in Camp Sharonville during “Safety Camp” week.
Major Crash Investigation Team
The Sharonville Police Department utilizes a major crash investigation team to assist in gathering evidence, photos, and detailed measurements of significant auto crashes. Member officers have training in detailed traffic crash investigation, evidence collection, and reconstruction.
Code Enforcement Task Force
In 2008, the City of Sharonville created a multi-departmental Code Enforcement Task Force. The task force is a collaborative response team consisting of members from the Police, Fire, Health, and Building and Planning Departments, as well as Administration and elected officials. Task force responsibilities include responding to, evaluating, prosecuting, and preserving the health, safety, and quality of life for the Sharonville community.
The Sharonville Police Department is an authorized WebCheck location. WebChecks are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to noon. There is a $45.00 fee for a BCI or an FBI fingerprint submission, or a $70.00 fee for both a BCI and FBI fingerprint submission. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office charges the Sharonville Police Department for being a WebCheck agency; these fees are used to cover the associated costs.
Property Room/Evidence Technician
The property room is a secure room where vital evidence and found property is stored. The Police Evidence Technician is responsible for the control and custody of evidence until it is properly disposed of or released to its owner. If you have any questions about evidence or found property, please contact Stephenne Mohn at 513-563-1147 or complete the online evidence/ found property form.