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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Under the direction of Lt. John Monce, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug sweep this week at Westfall High and Middle schools and Teays Valley High school. Five canine units were utilized to conduct the drug check. Deputies Tracy Andrews and Stacey Eitel used their canine units and were assisted by three additional canine units from the Delaware County Sheriff’s o Office. Deputy Dale Thomas assisted by coordinating the event with school officials. The canine units, as seen in this picture, checked student lockers for drugs. Following the locker check, the units were then moved to the student parking area where they checked cars for any hint of drugs. Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight E. Radcliff says that additional schools will be checked in the coming weeks.
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The Sheriff’s Office is participating in a program to supply 911 Emergency Cell Phones to victims of abuse and others who may not have access to a phone in case of an emergency. The program, in cooperation with the National Sheriff’s Association, takes discarded cell phones and converts them into 911 Emergency Cell phones. These phones can only call 911. The phones are distributed, free of charge, to abuse victims and others who may not have access to phone in emergency situations.
The Sheriff asks that you drop off any old or discarded cell phones to the Sheriff’s Office at 600 Island Road. The phones will then be converted to 911 phones and distributed as described above.
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Sheriff Radcliff has announced the receipt of Government Grant worth $25,000 for Patrol overtime to improve the safety on our roads and highways. The Grant targets high profile holidays and times of increased traffic and is aimed at promoting seat belt usage and reducing aggressive driving. Special emphasis is placed on seat belt usage, speed reduction, and driving under the influence.
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Pictometry is now in use by the Sheriff’s office. This is a sophisticated mapping system which enables agencies to view any location in the County in great detail. Aerial views as well as oblique angle views are available, via computer, to our Dispatchers. From these views, accurate measurements of both horizontal and vertical distances can be made. This allows our communications to inform Patrol, Fire, and EMS crews of a scene while still in transit to the location. They then arrive with a good knowledge of what to expect. We are fortunate to be one of only four Ohio Counties to have this system.
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Winter and cold weather brings the need for everyone to focus on different Safety aspects. Home heating and the frequent use of additional space heaters and fireplaces needs to watched closely to prevent to prevent overheating and the risk of fire. We are also reminded to adjust our driving habits. Slick roads and patches of ice require close attention and reduced speed. A survival kit for cold weather should be a part of tools in every vehicle.
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The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office is now Language Line Certified. This is a 24 hours 7 days a week service. The Office now has access to get translation help in 170 different languages.
This is a basic explanation from the Language Line Website
Each time you call Language Line Services, for any of our 170 languages, you can expect a professional interpreter with these
* skills and qualities:
* Proficiency in both languages
* General knowledge and intimate familiarity with both cultures
* Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely in both languages
* General knowledge of the subject to be interpreted
* Excellent note-taking technique
* Memory enhancement skills
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Pickaway County Sheriff, Dwight E. Radcliff announced that his office will be adding extra patrols for the Memorial Day Weekend; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. As part of a State-wide High Visibility Program by Law Enforcement Agencies, the Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on Seat Belt usage and other safe driving practices. Sheriff Radcliff reminds you that clicking that seat belt is not only an excellent safety practice; it is also a state law and a zero tolerance policy will be observed for violations of seat belt usage and child restraint usage. Travel is expected to be very heavy as the weekend officially kicks off the start of summer activities. Please drive responsibly with your safety and the safety of others around you as a primary focus.
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Welcome to the new Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office Website layout. This site has been improved for more and newer browser support, speed, and loading time. The new navigation bar is for more ease of use in navigating through our site. Also, if you would like to find a quick link click on the Website Directory link, you will find this link at the top of every page on our site.
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