It is the responsibility of Patrol Services to preserve the public peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, and to enforce city ordinances and state traffic laws. Patrol Services has 1 Captain, 6 Sergeants, and 28 Patrol Officers who patrol on foot, in patrol cars, and on bicycles keeping careful watch for the safety of others.
The Bike Patrol is made up of full-time officers of the police division who attended extensive training in the use of police bicycles. They patrol all areas of the city, including the neighborhoods and bike paths. The Bike Patrol is unique in that it allows officers the freedom to patrol areas where a patrol car cannot go.
C.R.T. (Crash Response Team)
The full-time officers that make up the C.R.T. receive advanced training on reconstructing accident scenes and speed determination. The C.R.T. is responsible for the investigation of all fatal or serious accidents where fatality is a possibility. The C.R.T. members are available on a 24-hour basis.
Third Grade Seat Belt Program
Starting in spring, an officer will be visiting each school speaking to all third graders about the importance of wearing a seat belt. This program is put on by the State of Ohio. They submit the lesson plan and all needed materials in order to teach the program.
Neighborhood Watch Groups
The City of Xenia has a few active watch groups. Each group is assigned an officer to attend meetings, answer questions, and provide safety information to the members of the group. If you would like to start a watch group in your neighborhood please email Sergeant Johnson for more information.