Community Oriented Policing

Our Core Values

Honesty – Dependability – Integrity

The Powell Police Department strongly believes in community oriented policing. This is a philosophy that promotes the use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address public safety issues. We believe in creating relationships with the community to help prevent crimes, investigate crimes, and create a safe, livable environment.

To achieve our goals through community oriented policing, we utilize several different techniques, programs, and services to the community.

Bike Patrol
The Powell Police Department utilizes bicycle patrols, weather permitting, in some circumstances. Bike officers are great for reaching out to our citizens and improving overall crime detection efforts.

Child Safety Seat Program
We provide free child safety seat checks. Appointments are required. Complete the online form here to request an appointment with the Powell Police Department. Residents can also schedule appointments with the Delaware Public Health District at 740-203-2079 or or Liberty Township Fire Station #322 at 740-938-2027. Be aware of Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Laws. Click here for more information.

Citizens Police Academy
The Powell Police Department holds the Citizens Police Academy annually in the spring. The Academy runs for 10 weeks and covers topics such as criminal and traffic laws, crime prevention, firearms safety, CSI and more. If you’re interested in joining our next class visit here.

Coffee with a Cop
To promote interactions in a setting that is neutral, we periodically hold Coffee with a Cop events. We’re happy to chat, learn about your concerns, and share a coffee.

Focused Traffic Enforcement
When the department receives a traffic complaint, officers are assigned to monitor the identified area to ensure traffic laws are being followed. The department strives to obtain voluntary compliance with all laws.

Foot Patrol
We utilize foot patrols in neighborhoods and business areas. Officers can enforce parking violations, look for signs of criminal activity, advise of security concerns, and make one on one contact with citizens.

Hidden in Plain Sight
Under the authority of the Drug Free Delaware Coalition, the Powell Police Department developed this program to educate parents on how teenagers are abusing drugs without their knowledge.

Police Department Tours
Officers able to give guided tours of the department and cruisers. We often provide tours to Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, and school groups.

Preventative Patrol
When an officer observes a possible threat to a community member or visitor’s property, contact is made by phone or in person to advise the owner. If possible, the officer secures the area/ property. The officer will leave a Preventative Patrol Notice to serve as a future reminder to secure any property.

R.A.D. for Women
The Powell Police Department partners with the Delaware City Police Department to offer a basic women’s self-defense. Our departments collaborate to bring together a team of male and female instructors so participants can get the best and most realistic training we can provide. The class focuses on Rape Aggression Defense.

radKIDS is a program that enhances the ability of children and parent’s to utilize knowledge, skills, and power to protect themselves. We have held several radKIDS classes teaching children ages 8-10 empowerment and defense. We also partner with Parks and Recreation to hold week long camps of radKIDS content.

Safety Camp
Each year we partner with our Parks and Recreation Department to hold Safety Camp. Geared towards our 5-7 year old residents, we teach pedestrian safety, street safety, bike safety, water safety, and more! Safety Camp is a three day program of what you may traditionally think of as “Safety Town”.

School Presentations
Officers are able to speak on a variety of police related topics in schools. We often give presentations on bicycle safety, child abuse, drug abuse, personal safety and sexual assault.

Security Assessment Program
The Powell Police Departs is available to conduct security assessments for businesses and homes upon request. We look at security and safety issues to help business owners and residents think ahead and rectify safety concerns.

Annually the department works in conjunction with Parks and Recreation to display a police cruiser alongside the other city vehicles at the event. Children are encouraged to climb in, touch, pretend, and learn!

We will offer other programs and services as we grow with the community. If you are interested in any of these programs or have ideas for other programs or services please contact:

Officer Audrey Wilt, Badge #732
Community Oriented Policing Officer
Powell Police Department
47 Hall Street, Powell OH 43065
614-885-5005 ext. 3732


Ofc. Audrey Wilt
Community Oriented Policing Officer
614.885.5005 ext. 3732


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