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Child Safety Seat Check

On Friday 9-23-11 from 1:00PM to 4:30PM, the Ross County Health Dept. along with the Chillicothe Police and Fire Departments will be holding a child safety seat check . Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to educate parents, guardians and caregivers on the proper installation and use of a child safety seat. The event will be held at Chillicothe Fire Department Station #1 at 54 E. Water St.
Boost Ohio Kids (current law)
Keeping kids safe during crashes
Child safety seat video

What should you, as a caregiver, expect from a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)?

The one-on-one education of a safety check usually takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the car seat and the Read more »

Communications and Records


The Communications Division is operated by 3 civillian dispatchers. Each dispatcher is assigned to a rotating shift. When the dispatcher is on dispatchdays off, the position is filled by a police officer. The communications operators dispatch all emergency and non-emergency calls for the city of Chillicothe Police. Our dispatchers are the primary call takers for 911 calls from land line based phones inside the city limits of Chillicothe. If a fire or medical emergency exists, the dispatcher must transfer you to the Chillicothe Fire Department. When calling 911, please tell the dispatcher you need Fire or Medical, so they can transfer you without delay.
All calls coming from cell phones and cable or Internet based lines or numbers are switched to the Ross Co. Sheriff’s Office by default. When calling for the City of Chillicothe Police or City Fire from one of these types of lines, please tell the Sheriff Dispatcher that you need the city of Chillicothe 911 operator. Then tell that operator if you need police, fire or medical.

Records Division:

The records division is operated by two civilian clerks.

Our records department is open Mon-Fri. 8AM to 4PM, and is closed on major holidays. A fee may be required for copies of incident reports, traffic accidents, etc. Please contact the records department during business hours at 740-773-1195. Keep in mind, it may take more than one day to approve an incident report or traffic crash, so you may want to call and find out if the report is ready to be released.

To request a copy of a police report or crash report via email, please email one of the following addresses: for clerk Emma Moore

or for clerk Mica Kinzer

CPD investigating Breaking and Enterings and burglaries

The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating five (5) breaking and entering complaints that were reported in the early morning hours of September 11, 2011.
The first was when a Chillicothe Police Officer found the rear door at Kitchen Collection, 202 Chillicothe Mall pried open and the audible alarm to this business sounding. This was found at 3:20AM. At this time it is unknown what, if anything was actually missing from the business.
The second was found at 3:43AM when an officer was responding to the alarm sounding at Dunham’s Sports, 110 Consumer Center. The Officer arrived and found a front window to the business busted out. A Sentry Sports .223 assault rifle was found missing from the business along with other items.
The third was found at 5:44AM when an officer responded to the alarm sounding at Smoker Friendly, 668 Central Center. The officer arrived and found the front door to the business was busted out. It is unknown at this time if anything is missing from the business.
The fourth was reported at 8:16AM when the rear door at Dairy Dream Carry Out, 486 S. Paint St was found pried open. Numerous cartons of Marlboro cigarettes were missing from the business along with other items.
The final burglary was reported at 8:42AM at the residence at 566 N High St. Missing from the residence was a High Point .380 hand gun and numerous other items. Although reported at this time this burglary is actually believed to have happened sometime on September 10, 2011.
Many of the businesses did have video surveillance, which is currently being reviewed for any potential evidentiary value. These videos may be available for release to the public after being reviewed by the Chillicothe Police Department.
At this time, it is unknown if any of these incidents are related as each of the investigations are ongoing. Additional information will be released as it comes available.

September is National Preparedness Month

If a disaster or emergency were to strike, would you and your family be prepared? The Police and Fire Departments are often overwhelmed with phone calls asking “what do I do?” Unfortunately, these calls come when the disaster or emergency is on them.
An emergency or disaster can be everything from a snow storm, flood, tornado or house fire. Having a plan and emergency survival kit can help you cope with these events.
Attached are some websites that can help you and your family be prepared.
center for disease control
Chillicothe FD
Ross Sheriff
Ross County Health Department
Chillicothe Gazette

Theft from Sears

The Chillicothe PD is asking for help in identifying a suspect in the theft of a video camera from Sears. Attached are pictures of the suspect, a white male, accused of putting a video camera down his pants and walking out of the store. The suspect was in the company of a female. Any information as to the identity of the pair should be given to Ofc. A. Newsome, 740-773-1191 and refer to report 11-16629.

North Fork Animal Clinic accepting donations

As previously reported, the Chillicothe Police Department found 44 cats and 1 dog inside of an E Fifth St residence. These animals were found in poor condition and in need of veterinary care. The local Humane Society was not able to meet these needs. A local veterinary clinic, North Fork Animal Clinic, voluntarily took the animals and gave them the appropriate care and shelter.
​The North Fork Animal Clinic has had numerous individuals contact them about making donations to the clinic. However, they are not able to accept monetary donations at the clinic. They have established an account at the Ross County Banking Center, “cat rescue” fund, for any monetary donations dedicated for this purpose. The clinic will accept donations of supplies, such as food and cat litter, at the clinic, which is located at 2260 Anderson Station Road.
​The North Fork Animal Clinic is asking that you do not call the clinic seeking adoption information or to check on the welfare of the cats, as it is not possible for them to meet these requests.
​The Chillicothe Police Department and North Fork Animal Clinic will continue to work together to inform the community as to the status and possible adoption of these animals.

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