Centerville Police earn advanced accreditation honors
The Centerville Police Department has attained meritorious accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), meeting 100 percent of other-than-mandatory standards. This marks the department’s ninth time to achieve accreditation, a process that includes a rigorous self-assessment, thorough review of standards and procedures, observation of department practices and interviews with citizens, school representatives, local business leaders, department employees and City staff and Council by a team of independent accessors with significant public safety experience. The assessors noted the positive relationships and support the Centerville Police Department has received from citizens, City staff and Council. The decision to accredit is rendered by a governing body of 21 commissioners following a public hearing and review of all reporting documentation. Accreditation is valid for four years. pdf Click here for the press release. (120 KB)
City compiling list of groups to rake leaves and shovel snow for homebound
The City of Centerville is again compiling a list of individuals, groups, and organizations willing to volunteer to assist elderly and disabled Centerville residents with leaf and snow removal. The list will be maintained by City staff and available to residents. The City will also maintain a list of individuals and companies that perform those services for a fee. pdf Click here for the press release. (124 KB)
Centerville Street Map Receives Top Honors
The City of Centerville Street Map received top honors at the Ohio GIS (Geographic Information System) Conference recently held in Columbus. The Centerville City map won first place in the General Reference category and was recognized with the Best of Show award for all maps. Judging criteria included presentation of concept and purpose, technical merit and overall design. Sponsored by the County Engineer's Association of Ohio, Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program and the Ohio Chapter of Urban and Regional Systems Association, more than 40 digital and paper maps were submitted for judging. pdf Click here for the press release. (37 KB)
Centerville Construction Update
Centerville Construction Update, is an email notification from the City of Centerville on current and upcoming road/utility improvements that may affect your travel throughout Centerville.
For more information, call the City offices at (937) 433-7151. To view recent updates, click here.
Drug Drop-Off Box Located in Police Building
The Centerville Police Department has installed a locked drop box to accept unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals. The box was provided through a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and is located in the police department lobby, 155 West Spring Valley Road. The lobby is accessible 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Citizens may drop pills or patches in the box however liquids, gels, and needles are not accepted. This program is not designed for commercial use. Businesses should dispose of medications according to state and federal guidelines. Citizens are encouraged to package their unwanted medications in a clear plastic baggie. Pill bottles or boxes can be discarded. The pills/patches collected from the drop box will be destroyed by Centerville Police personnel.
Mobile Food Vendor Quick Reference Guide and Application
Below is an application to be licensed as a Mobile Food Vendor in the City of Centerville in accordance with Chapter 844 of the Centerville Municipal Code. Any operator of a Mobile Food Vehicle, as defined in the ordinance, must first obtained a license prior to selling ready-made culinary items to the general public either along the public right-of-way or on private property in coordination with a permitted Community Event, Sidewalk Sale, or other similar temporary use. Please call 433-7151 for more information on obtaining a license or for an explanation of how Mobile Food Vendor sales may be conducted in the City.
Quick Reference Guide Mobile Food Vendor Application
Online Tax Preparation Tool
The City of Centerville is again offering an on-line tax calculation tool for local income taxes. This is an easy tool to calculate and prepare your City tax return for filing with the tax office. At this time, we are not able to offer electronic filing (that is, the tax return and applicable attachments still need to be submitted to the Tax Office).
Please click here to access the site. You will need your social security number to get started, and then you will assign your own PIN. Please contact the Tax Department with questions concerning this process or any other tax issues.
Code Red Registration
The City of Centerville uses CodeRED as an additional method to notify its residents and businesses of emergencies. CodeRED is a fast communication tool for emergency notification. When there is an emergency, the City determines which neighborhoods or areas are affected and creates a recorded message that describes the emergency and provides directions to the public. After the message is confirmed, the high-speed dialer delivers the message at a rate of 50,000 calls an hour to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. CodeRED will already reach the majority of residents who have a landline phone. However, the City encourages residents and all businesses to register their cell phone number.