It is with deep regret that the Brunswick Division of Police relays that Police K9 Blackjack has passed away recently after a long battle with numerous health issues.
Blackjack served the City of Brunswick from May 19, 2005, when he passed his first certification exam, until his retirement on April 12, 2013. Blackjack was a dual purpose patrol K9 certified in both narcotics detection and suspect tracking/apprehension. He was utilized many ways to help the citizens of Brunswick, including drug detection, suspect tracking, contraband searches, building searches and scene security.
In addition to his accomplished patrol functions Blackjack also excelled at public appearances for groups such as Scouts, community organizations, schools and churches.
After retirement Blackjack lived a peaceful life with his handler Officer Mark Luciano and his family. Blackjack was 11 years old at his passing. He will be missed.
It's not "just" a false alarm...
While home alarm systems are becoming increasingly commonplace, so are false alarms turned in to police departments. In fact, one estimate found that between 94-99% of all burglary alarm activations end up being false alarms.
However unintentional, false alarms waste taxpayer dollars and, more importantly, police officers' time, which can be of better use on patrol or answering other calls. Some communities even charge alarm owners for sending in repeated false calls. The good news is that many of these false alarms are avoidable. Find out how.
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Brunswick Police auctioning gear
The City of Brunswick will be auctioning police equipment that is no longer in use. Click here.
Sign up for the Blue Alert system
The Ohio Blue Alert is a notification system that is intended to enlist public assistance in the event of a law enforcement officer's being critically injured or killed or missing and the suspect(s) are still at large. Click here to sign up!
Turn in prescription drugs safely anytime at the Brunswick Police Station
The Brunswick Division of Police in conjunction with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency is pleased to announce the implementation of a full time prescription drug turn in program. Located in the lobby of police headquarters, a secure collection box has been placed to accept all unwanted and/or expired medications.
To take advantage of this program, simply bring these items to police headquarters and deposit them in the collection box. Please note that BPD staff will not handle your medication for turn in. Prior to disposal, remove or black out the information on the prescription label. Ensure that all bottles or bags are securely closed and place all items in a clear zip lock bag. Do not deposit any needles or sharps as these items will not be collected.
This program has been funded by the Medina County Anti-Drug Levy.
The Division of Police is currently investigating several instances where attempts are being made to defraud senior citizens. The scam consists of a caller and/or mailer advising that the homeowner has won a lottery and is requesting $2,000.00 be sent via Western Union to cover expenses. Please take note that this is a scam and the money is being sent out of the country making prosecution extremely difficult. The Division of Police is advising all residents to ignore these phone calls and mailings. Also, check out these other scam alert tips.