Officers serve breakfast at the Brimfield Applebees Restaurant to raise funds for the DARE and Shop With a Cop programs. Children visit with Santa and will receive a goody bag treat. Remember to bring your camera!
The Brimfield Police Department partners with the River Valley Paper Company to recycle paper to raise funds for the Brimfield Police DARE Program. The DARE Program purchases classroom material for DARE classes, supports Safety School, Shop with a COP and other activities for children all year long. Two large recycling bins have been placed in the rear parking lot of the Brimfield Police Department at 1287 Tallmadge Road, and one large recycling bin has been placed in the bus circle at the Brimfield Elementary School, 4170 State Route 43. Everyone is encouraged to bring newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, general office paper, junk mail, bagged shredded paper and envelopes and place them in the container. (Items not permitted: Laminated paper, hard-bound textbooks, food containers, milk cartons, plastic, metal or glass.)
During the holiday season, the Brimfield Police Department staffs a cruiser with officers and volunteers at Walmart, Speedway and Marshall’s and asks residents to fill them with non-perishable food, toys, or cash donations to assist needy Brimfield families. All proceeds are given directly to the Brimfield Community Food Cupboard for distribution in order to benefit families right here in our own community.
The “Brimfest” Festival is a community event sponsored by the Brimfield Area Chamber of Commerce that takes place each September. Each year our officers and staff participate in this event by performing K-9 demonstrations, hosting events, and hosting an information table. With a special emphasis on recognition of veterans of our armed forces, the parade and festival highlights our Brimfield community. Please come out and join us in this great community event!
Click here to contact the Brimfield Area Chamber of Commerce for further information regarding “Brimfest” or to register as a vendor for the festival and/or the parade.
Our department maintains contact with our senior residents. Several seniors are enrolled in this program and we keep their emergency contact information for family members on file so they may be contacted in case of a problem. Each year our seniors are invited to a special breakfast event at Applebees Restaurant, a luncheon at the Brimfield Fire Department, and a Christmas breakfast at Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant. If you are a senior resident or know someone who is, and would like to be enrolled in this program, please contact our department at 330-676-7716, 7am-3pm Monday-Friday for more information.
Are you going on vacation? Do you have to leave home for a few days or more for any reason? Contact Brimfield PD to complete a vacation house check registration.
We will check your residence as our call for service demands and staffing levels may permit. We check doors, windows and look for anything suspicious. You may also call the police department Monday-Friday between 7am-3pm at 330-673-7716 to register.
The Brimfield Police Department offers free car seat safety checks by appointment for our residents. Our certified car seat inspector is Administrative Assistant Patti Harjung. Please call the department at 330-673-7716, 7am-3pm Monday-Friday to arrange an appointment for your child car seat to be inspected.
Locked your keys in your car? No problem. The Brimfield Police Department provides this service for our residents, call for service demands permitting at the time of your request. Please call Dispatch at (330) 677-1234.
D.A.R.E. is a community based program focusing on educating children and young people on the dangers of using drugs and engaging in violence. D.A.R.E. has origins in the inter-city of Los Angeles, California and is now an international program. There are over 40,000 D.A.R.E. officers in schools all over the world helping to educate young people. This is an educational resource which creates a partnership between police officers, teachers, parents, and students. Currently, Officer Brett Dinkelman is our D.A.R.E. Officer.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is a collaborative effort with the Field School District. The Brimfield Police Department presently has one (1) Officer assigned as a School Resource Officer, Officer Brett Dinkelman. The SRO is primarily assigned to Field High School, but will assist elsewhere in the district as needed. Operationally, the SRO reports to the day shift Patrol Sergeant. He is currently assigned in our schools on a full-time basis during the school year.
The School Resource Officer Program has two main components. The first is designed to enhance the relationship between the school district, its students, teachers/administrators and the Brimfield Police Department. The daily communication between police and school officials prevents many problems and mitigates existing problems for both the school and the police. The second component is to provide training and instruction in the school as needed, as well as informal counseling to students, staff and parents.
Additionally, the SRO participates in school security/action plans in conjunction with school staff/administration, as well as ALICE training for school staff members.
Brimfield Police Officers help to promote reading to the children who attend Brimfield Elementary School, and our officers bring homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk with them! This program helps young children to become acquainted with Police Officers in general and teaches them the importance of reading.
This program is a very special event for children in our community. Every year in December, police officers and volunteers take children to Wal-Mart for a Christmas shopping spree. A gift card is available for each child in order to purchase items for themselves and gifts for their family. In recent years, donations and fund raising efforts allowed us to take approximately 50 children shopping. The children are also treated to breakfast at our Brimfield Applebees Restaurant. This program relies exclusively on donations from our business community, our civic organizations and citizens. Please contact Patti Harjung at the police department at 330-673-7716 for more information or if you would like to help.
This program is designed for children entering kindergarten in the Field Local School District. Police Officers and Firefighters teach children safety lessons about street, bike, car and bus safety, 911 use, escaping fires, stranger danger, animal safety and more. The serious safety subject matter is taught through songs, games and crafts and by riding pedal powered vehicles through mock streets. At the conclusion of the week’s activities, parents and family members are invited to attend a graduation ceremony. The children give a performance and are recognized for their accomplishments. Refreshments are served following the ceremony. Our program takes place at the Victory Baptist Temple on State Route 43 in Brimfield in early August.
The Brimfield Police Department current K-9 Unit includes Sgt. David Knarr and K-9 Havoc and K-9 Recon (in training). Our team is state certified in areas of narcotic detection, tracking, evidence recovery, criminal apprehension, handler protection, area building searches and obedience and The K-9 unit is active in the community and performs for audiences at many functions. Equipment for this program is often purchased through private donations and with funds earned by the K-9 unit at fund raising events such as Dine to Donate at Applebees restaurant, the selling of BPD K-9 team t-shirts, and a “Dogs for Dogs” hot dog sale at the Brimfest community event each year. For 2017, our K-9 Unit is partnering with B.A.R.K. (Buckeye Area Regional K-9) for training and community demonstrations. B.A.R.K. consists of several police K-9 teams from northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies.
CodeRED is a high-speed, web based emergency and mass notification system that has been in use since 1998 and is currently used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities. The system allows for sending recorded phone messages, emails, and text messages to alert residents of critical communications such as evacuations, declarations of emergency, critical incidents, shelter or warming locations, missing persons, and other community news.
Brimfield residents may sign up to receive CodeRED notifications by visiting the Township’s website. Click here.