National Night Out Press release

Chief Roger Moore, Chillicothe Police Department, and Sheriff George Lavender, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, would like to invite all citizens to attend National Night Out on:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio

This event will include law enforcement, military, and fire equipment displays; a car show; rock climbing wall; pedal go karts; and numerous other activities. National Night Out is a national crime prevention initiative aimed at bringing communities together for the common purpose of taking a stand against crime! For more information you can check the National Night Out web site at You can also contact Officer Bud Lytle, Chillicothe Police Department at 740-773-1191 or Deputy Dave Weber, Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1186. We look forward to seeing each of you at this event as we take a stand against crime, TOGETHER!

New Contact List

Some of the Officers have gone to other shifts. This is an updated list.

Chillicothe Police Department 28 N. Paint St. Chillicothe, Oh 45601

In the case of an emergency, please call 911. In a non-emergency, call 740-773-1191 to report a crime or newstickersituation that needs Police attention. The listed email addresses are intended to provide the public with another way to contact an officer that may be investigating a case, or pass along information to a specific officer. The email addresses are not intended to report a specific crime to a specific officer, as they are not required to check emails on a constant basis.

The Chillicothe Police Department would like to remind citizens that they can email anonymous complaints of drug activity, or any illegal activity, to These complaints will be reviewed and investigated by detectives of the Chillicothe Police Department. Please email any inquires or any information as to the whereabouts of the fugitive of the week or any other wanted person to this email address as well.

If you have information on any robberies, burglaries, or any other crime please forward that information to . A detective will review the information and pass it along to the investigating unit or officer.

Patrol Officers

Evening Watch

Patrol Officers

Last Watch

Patrol Officers

Search warrant served.

Detectives with the Chillicothe Police Department have been conducting an investigation into drug trafficking at 200 Scioto Ave. in the City of Chillicothe. After purchasing heroin from the residence a search warrant was obtained. At 12:15pm on this date the search warrant was served on the residence by the Emergency Response Team. Heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia was recovered inside the residence. Azizi Vinson of Columbus was arrested for a felony warrant charging possession of drugs out of Franklin County and also charged with Possession of heroin out of the Chillicothe investigation. Evidence obtained will be sent to the crime lab at BCI&I and additional charges may be filed when the case goes before the Ross County


National Night Out

More Information to come….


Severe Thunderstorm warning until 4Pm. I think its here

It is that time of year when severe weather is a threat to the community. Tornadoes, thunder storms and floods. As with any natural disaster, it is important to have an emergency plan in place BEFORE it occurs. Our department is flooded with calls during severe weather from citizens asking “what do I do?” There are important links in this post that can be helpful for your specific needs and situation. It is also advisable to have an emergency kit.

Remember, in the event of power outages, all malfunctioning traffic lights are to be treated as STOP SIGNS.

In the event of an emergency, listen to local radio, NOAA(National Weather Service) and utilize other media outlets for updates on weather conditions.

Weather Terms:
Tornado Watch– Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Tornado Warning (Listen for tornado sirens)– A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch— Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning— Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

What do I do about power? Please keep in mind that calling 911 and administrative lines tie up dispatchers and officers who are handling emergencies. If a downed line or transformer constitutes a hazard, please inform the dispatcher with the exact location of the problem. Police and Fire dispatchers will generally not know how long it will take to have power restored. Again, monitor media outlets. CLICK HERE FOR AEP OHIO FAQ

Tornado Safety: Click here for FEMA’s Tornado readiness page
Thunderstorm safety: Click here for FEMA’s Thunderstorm readiness page
Floods: Click here for FEMA’s flood information

CPD is a member of ICAC, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

The Chillicothe Police Dept. is a member of ICAC:
In response to Internet dangers, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason applied for specialized grant funding from the United States Department of Justice in 1999 to launch the Ohio ICAC taskforce. The taskforce is an alliance of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities dedicated to the apprehension and prosecution of Internet child predators and child pornographers , and to the education of parents and children about Internet safety.
ICAC has partnered with Shaquille O’neal and created the Shaq Shield, and IPhone App. to help protect children online. ICAC website with Shaq Shield Info.

Sgt. Greg Martin

While traveling through NC over the holiday weekend, I stopped into a gas station to fill up. On the door was this reward poster. The $130,000 reward for the capture and conviction of the person who murdered Sgt. Martin, a local patrolman in the town of Jonesville, Nc. Apparently he had been gunned down during a traffic stop in 1996. The case is still cold. Information can be called in to 1-800-334-3000.

Sgt. Martin’s Officer Down Page

Fourth of July Celebration

City of Chillicothe fireworks will be held in Yoctangee Park on the 4th at dusk.

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