Joint Emergency Dispatch Center Readies for Second Year
It’s been almost two years since the cities of Centerville and West Carrollton finalized plans for the Centerville Police Communications Center to provide public safety dispatch services for West Carrollton. By all accounts, this collaborative effort has been successful, balancing advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment with the personal touch and community knowledge of a local communications center. The partnership has also been cost effective for both communities. Click here for Press Release.
Centerville Council member appointed to National League of Cities committee
Centerville council member John Palcher was recently appointed to the National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. This is his first one-year term with the committee that has lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President, Matt Zone, council member in Cleveland. pdf Click here for the press release. (91 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.
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.