Police Department Programs
Child Safety Seat Program
The Powell Police Department provides free child safety seat checks. Appointments are required. Complete the online form here to request an appointment. Residents can also make an appointment with the Delaware General Health District at 740.368.1700 or Liberty Township Fire Station #322 at 740.938.2027.
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 spring. 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.
Registration is required: https://recreation.cityofpowell.us/CourseActivities.aspx?id=12
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.
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.