The Cheviot Police Department maintains a program to help keep residents better informed of what’s happening in their neighborhood. The Cheviot Police Chief advises that the program is called Crime Alerts, and it’s an e-mail based notification system.
When there is criminal activity occurring in a neighborhood a Crime Alert e-mail will be sent out to those who subscribe, informing them of what is happening. Messages are sent when the Police Department is looking for a suspect or vehicle, or wants to offer suggestions to help residents protect themselves from those intent on victimizing others. There is also a link on the website to send e-mails to the Police Department. This enables residents to provide information regarding problems in their neighborhood (i.e. junk vehicles, ongoing suspicious activity), and tips relating to subjects who have committed crimes in our City.
Residents interested in receiving Crime Alert e-mails should email firstname.lastname@example.org and state that they are interested in receiving Crime Alert emails.
A Crime Alert e-mail will only be sent out when specific events that the public should be aware of are occurring. There may be extended breaks between alerts if there are no incidents to report. All subscribers’ e-mail addresses will remain confidential, and will only be used for the Crime Alert program.
The Police Department also maintains a Facebook page, where many of the Crime Alert messages are also posted.
Anyone who has questions can send an e-mail to the police department, or call 661-2917 to speak with Chief Patton.