Winter driving tipsThe Brunswick Division of Police is sharing a list of winter safety tips from the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, including one of the most important ones: if stranded in snow, remain in your vehicle. There are plenty of other tips, including a new look for ODOT snow plows that you should be aware of. Get the full list here.
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.
Hear the emotionally powerful stories of people who lost friends and relatives -- or caused a death -- because they were texting while driving. Produced by AT&T and provided as a public service by the Brunswick Police Department.
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.