The police department is responsible for providing safety services to the community, including crime prevention and education.
- two full-time customer service representatives
- one full-time mayor’s court clerk
- one K9
- 22 full-time officers
- police chief
- assistant chief (captain),
- five sergeants
- two detectives
- full-time Sycamore High School resource officer (SRO)
- part-time junior high resource officer (SRO),
- traffic safety officer
- ten patrol officers
In 2020, officers handled approximately 9,861 incidents, including:
- 32 operating vehicle under the influence arrests
- 316 auto crash reports
- Issued 1,051 citations
- 213 arrests
Our department maintains a narcotics and prescription pill drop-off box in the Safety Center lobby in conjunction with the DEA. This allows the public a method of safe and convenient method of disposal of unused medicines. Each year the collection process yields several hundred pounds of prescription pills which are destroyed to prevent misuse and other environmental issues if disposed of improperly. This service accounts for a large percentage of the visits to the Safety Center.
"Ricky," a Dutch Malinois, along with his handler, Officer Alex Janszen, completed an intensive, training program at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania in late 2018 for drug detection as well as patrol duties.
In 2020 Ricky has logged 186.2 training hours, 33 detection exercises, and 92 patrol exercises. He attends regular bi-monthly training with his canine training group.
In his patrol duties, he has been used in 15 drug/article searches, 13 tracks of individuals, which combined has assisted 14 agencies with 11 narcotic seizures and 11 arrests.
An officer from the department is assigned as a liaison to the Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEWG). The TEWG is a regional cooperative effort among public safety and health agencies throughout the greater Cincinnati area to address potential terrorist activity. Increased information and resource sharing among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies continue to improve the overall effort of combating terrorism.
The Montgomery Mayor’s Court hears most of the City’s misdemeanor and traffic cases, including first offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension.
In 2020, the Court heard 1,194 cases resulting in $130,047 in fines, court costs, and computer fund charges. After assessing the required State fees, the City’s portion of the fund was $90,605.
The Montgomery Juvenile Court, with Referee Meghan Donnellon presiding, heard criminal cases involving 23 juveniles. The disposition of these cases often resulted in community service being performed by the offender. Serious criminal cases, second offenders, and all juvenile traffic cases are sent directly to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court system and are heard by a juvenile court judge.