The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the new and redesigned website to better help better serve the citizens of our county. The site includes a few additions, which include Project Life Saver information, SentryKids Child ID cards, updated Sheriff’s Sales search, and a more streamline website look to help with the viewing experience of our website.
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The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and Pickaway County Prosecutors Office has formed a joint effort to making our children safer. Be sure to check out our online events schedule to locate our next stationed event. This program is a free service we offer to help better serve and protect our loved ones. Get an ID of your child to have on hand to produce to local authorities in a unfortunate event of a child that may become missing. This ID card will contain the most critical descriptive information of your child that can better help an authority to retrieve or locate your missing child.
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A Director has been named for the new “Safe Communities Program of Pickaway County”. Dwight E. Radcliff, Sheriff of Pickaway County, announced today that the former Special Projects Liaison contracted to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office has accepted the contract to coordinate the efforts for the new program in Pickaway County. Teresa C. Carper, who served in the former position for the past year, and had worked in an office provided by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, will oversee the efforts to create the initiatives of the program. She will also work to coordinate Coalition of Pickaway County citizens that will work to further the importance of traffic safety issues.
“I am pleased to continue our efforts in the education of traffic safety, and look forward to overseeing the initiatives within this program,” stated Sheriff Radcliff. “Traffic safety, and the overall safety of the citizens of Pickaway County, is a major directive for the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.
The new program is being created by a grant through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office. Carper, who was assigned to work with special projects in traffic safety throughout the State of Ohio, will focus efforts on traffic safety education and awareness in Pickaway County. “I look forward to this opportunity, and I am pleased to be working in a community that I have learned so much about this past year. I truly appreciate this community, and the current efforts I have seen in making this community a great place to live and to visit”, stated Carper.
Ms. Carper served as a deputy for the Ross County Sheriff’s Office for seven years, and was assigned as the Victim Advocate through a grant provided by the National Sheriffs’ Association. She was also contracted by the NSA during her tenure as a Victim Advocate, to provide technical support to law enforcement in Minnesota, as well as teaching Victim Advocacy to law enforcement in the southern Ohio area. She is a graduate of Ohio University, and has over 18 years experience in Public and Media Relations.
For more information regarding the new “Safe Communities Program of Pickaway County”, contact the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 420-5794.
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Dwight E. Radcliff, Sheriff of Pickaway County, announces today the receipt of a grant to begin a new “Safe Communities” Program in Pickaway County. “I am pleased to announce this new program to be known as the ‘Safe Communities Program of Pickaway County’, and the opportunity to do all we can to reduce the number of traffic fatalities on the roadways of our community”, stated Sheriff Radcliff. “It is imperative to not only enforce the laws regarding traffic safety, but to continue our efforts to improve visibility of my deputies and to add education to complete our vision of a safer Pickaway County.”
The grant through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office, is funded by monies provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Safe Communities approach is to create a community-based initiative where the expansion of resources and partnerships brings awareness for the need of traffic safety education and public awareness. The program, although granted to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, is for all sectors of the Pickaway County Community. A Coalition will be formed with members from law enforcement, education, emergency services, business, and the general public. The mission of a Safe Community is to create safety programs that will lend to reducing traffic-related injuries and fatalities. In Pickaway County last year, there were 9 fatal traffic accidents and 14 fatal traffic accidents in 2008.
“The need to add awareness of traffic safety issues with enforcement is a great concern for my Office, especially for our younger drivers,” noted Sheriff Radcliff. “Awareness and education is key to saving lives.”
The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office currently holds a grant through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for High Visibility Enforcement during major Holidays and National Mobilizations Blitzes such a “Click It Or Ticket and “Over the Limit, Under Arrest”. This new grant will add to the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office to make traffic safety a priority of the Office, and for the safety of citizens and visitors to the area.
“If through education, we can get people to realize how they can increase their safety by merely putting on a seatbelt or not driving impaired, we have succeeded and used this grant well,” Sheriff Radcliff said. “The costs associated with the loss of life cannot be measured in dollars and cents, especially to those who lose someone they care about”.
For more information regarding the new “Safe Communities Program of Pickaway County”, contact the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 420-5794. For information on traffic related issues and programs, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at www.nhtsa.gov
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Issued by The National Weather Service
2:43 am EST, Tue., Feb. 16, 2010
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… … WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELED…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.
THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELED.
OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE IN THE RANGE OF ONE TO TWO INCHES. IN ADDITION TO THE NEW SNOW… WEST WINDS WILL PICK UP DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS… LEADING TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW THAT HAS ALREADY FALLEN. WIND GUSTS IN THE 25-30 MPH RANGE WILL BE COMMON DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.
THESE FACTORS WILL COMBINE TO KEEP TRAVEL CONDITIONS FROM IMPROVING MARKEDLY DURING THE DAY. WINDS AND SNOWFALL WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY EVENING.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING… ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
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Issued by The National Weather Service
10:53 pm EST, Mon., Feb. 15, 2010
… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST TUESDAY…
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST TUESDAY.
OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED… BRINGING STORM TOTALS TO 6 TO 10 INCHES BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW… WEST WINDS WILL OCCASIONALLY GUST UP TO 30 MPH TONIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW… WHICH WILL MAINTAIN DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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Issued by The National Weather Service
9:29 am EST, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING…
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.
OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE AN INCH OR LESS. HOWEVER… WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
… A WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE OHIO VALLEY REGION TODAY…
.LOW PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST AND AWAY FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TODAY. LINGERING AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE AN INCH OR LESS. HOWEVER… WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
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The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrol units out over the Memorial Day weekend to encourage safe driving practices. The particular focus will be on speed and seat belt usage. Excessive speed has been a factor in nearly all of the fatal crashes this year. The patrol units will have zero tolerance toward speed, seat belt usage, and other violations. Everyone is encouraged to use safe driving practices so that we may all have a safe and enjoyable Holiday weekend.
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The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office advances with a new fiber optic connection to the Internet. This was a major hurdle in the past due to issues with obtaining permits to get past the railroads, power lines, highways, and creeks.
Matthew D. Parish started the project back in mid April this year. The issue started when more bandwidth was needed for current and upcoming projects such as multiple VPN connections, stream video camera data, web services, e-mail services, GPS/AVL services, and basic web access from the network.
The current T-1 that we had in place just was not enough to handle the day-to-day needs of our office. Matt spent much time working with Time Warner and looking through blue prints of our county to determine the best path to start construction for the fiber. After the plan was laid out and the fiber was ran, expansion for cable service was ran as well with the fiber and additional conduits for future runs under the railroads.
The objective for the cable service is to be compliant with the change over for February 2009, plus this will act as a backup data service to our primary fiber connection. The fiber optic was laid with the intent for future growth in much needed bandwidth. There are 12 fibers ran with a total of 24 gigabits worth of bandwidth for future growth with point-to-point connections from building to building or direct Internet.
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The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office obtained a grant for technology that covered the cost of $230,000.00 at no cost to the County. The project was laid out to be a major upgrade from the current technology that was issued in the patrol cars back in 2004 from another grant that Lt. Dale E. Parish obtained to perform infield electronic reporting.
This upgrade was laid out for proprietary needs to help meet officer safety needs and use. The equipment layout was performed by Lt. Parish and Matthew D. Parish for what those specific needs would be. The grant was obtained through the Sheriff, Jack Middaugh, and reviewed by Matt Parish, Lt. Parish, and Lt. Monce of the patrol division.
MIT did the in car docking station installations while Matt Parish setup and configured all the “Fully Rugged CF30 Though Books”. Lt. Parish configured all the EVDO cellular military spec modems and GPS/AVL units that allow the cruisers to display on the Pictometry and Accuglob software that resides in our dispatch center. This completed project is a major advancement to help better serve our county.
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