Police Department Programs

Child Safety Seat Program

The Powell Police Department urges parents to take advantage of the free child safety seat check offered by the Delaware General Health District. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Delaware General Health District at 740.368.1700. Also, Liberty Township Fire Station #322 on Sawmill Parkway is a full-time inspection station that checks car and booster seats by appointment. Residents should call the station at 740.923.0135 to schedule an appointment with one of the technicians.

Be aware of Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Laws; click here (pdf) for more information.

Citizens Police Academy

The Powell Police Department holds the Citizens Police Academy annually in the fall. The Academy runs for 10 weeks and covers topics such as criminal and traffic laws, crime prevention, firearm safety, use of force, fire safety, crime scene investigations and more. Interested in joining the upcoming Academy? Visit here.

Police Department Tours

Members of the department are available, with proper notice, to give guided tours of the Powell Police Department or cruisers. Contact 614.885.5005, ext. 0 for program requests.


radKIDS is a program designed for children ages 8-12. The program educates kids on their decision-making skills, provides lessons on a variety of safety topics, and shares information on dealing with bullies and stranger danger. The Powell Police Departments hold two sessions per year.

Upcoming radKIDS class – 6-8 p.m. March 4-8, 2019, Adventure Park Recreation Facility

Registration is required: https://recreation.cityofpowell.us/CourseActivities.aspx?id=12

Safety Camp

Each year, the department works in conjunction with the City of Powell Parks and Recreation Department to teach preschool children about safety and how to deal with emergencies around the neighborhood. Classes include a tour of the police department.

School Presentations

Members of the department are available, with proper notice, to speak on a variety of police-related topics. Some of the presentations include bicycle safety, child abuse, drug abuse, personal safety and sexual assault. Please contact 614.885.5005 ext. 0 for program requests.


Annually, the department works in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation Department to display a police cruiser, along with a fire engine ladder truck, city snow plow, school bus, garbage truck and other vehicles from the community. Children are encouraged to climb in, honk, touch and pretend as they learn about various vehicles from the community.