Greg Vonden Benken
Assistant Police Chief
The Montgomery police department is comprised of 22 full-time officers, two clerks and one mayor’s court clerk. Of the 22 full-time officers, there is one chief, one lieutenant, five sergeants, two detectives, one officer assigned to the Drug Abuse Reduction Taskforce (DART), one school resource officer (SRO), one traffic safety officer, and ten patrol officers.
The Montgomery Mayor’s Court is presided over by the Honorable Richard G. Gibson and cases are tried by Meghan Donnellon Hyden. Court is held every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and both traffic and criminal cases are heard. You have the right to an attorney in any proceeding before this court; however, you are not required to have an attorney to appear.
The Montgomery Mayor’s Court hears most of the City’s misdemeanor and traffic cases, including first offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension.
Accident and Incident Reports
Alarms are required to be registered with the Montgomery Police Department.
Community Safety Programs
The Police Department offers a wide variety of safety programs. Learn More
The City of Montgomery has a curfew that is described in ordinance 132.15. No minor shall be upon or in the public streets, parks, buildings or establishments, or upon or in public places, open lands, or vacant lots, within the City of Montgomery between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the same day unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or when the minor is on an emergency errand or engaged in lawful activity. No parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor shall knowingly permit such minor to be upon or in the public streets, parks, buildings or establishments or upon or in public places, open lands or vacant lots within the city of Montgomery between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the same day. Violations of this Ordinance shall be punished as a minor misdemeanor.
Discarding Prescription Medication
Montgomery residents can discard prescription drugs at the Montgomery Safety Center, located at 10150 Montgomery Road.
Liquids and syringes are NOT accepted.
Hamilton County Heroin Coalition
For information on the heroin and opiate epidemic that is threatening the well-being and safety of the greater Cincinnati region and southwest Ohio, the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition has established a website to provide resources to families and the community on treatment, education, prevention, law enforcement and assistance. Learn more here at injecthope.com.
Home Vacation Checks
The last thing you should have to worry about while on vacation is the security of your home. The officers of the Montgomery Police Department are happy to keep an extra eye on your home while you’re away. Patrol officers will have this information in the event of an emergency and will physically check the security of your residence, making sure all doors and windows are locked. To register for a vacation home watch, call the Montgomery Police Department at (513) 985-1600 or register online.
Losing a pet is a heartbreaking ordeal. Montgomery’s Police Department offers a service that could prove to be a lifesaver when a resident loses a pet or finds one. Simply call the Police Department at 985-1600 to add the pet to a log of lost and found animals. When calling, please provide a detailed description of the pet, including size, color, breed, sex, description of collar, and where the pet was lost or found. Since there are not adequate facilities to house a found animal for a long time period, a resident finding a pet can provide a valuable service by fostering the pet until the owner can be located. Pets brought to the Safety Center can only be held for a short time after which the Hamilton County SPCA (541-6100) is notified for pickup. To aid in reunification, pet owners are urged to keep a collar with personalized owner information.
No person shall generate or permit to be generated unreasonable noise or loud sounds that are likely to cause inconvenience or annoyance to persons of ordinary sensibilities by reason of a sound amplifying device, or by the operation of any tools, machinery or equipment. For more information or to report a violation, call the Montgomery Police Department at 985-1600.
Police Citizen Notice and Complaint
Registered Sex Offenders
Information regarding registered sex offenders living in Hamilton County can be found be on the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department website.
Report a Crime (Non-Emergency)
Non-emergency crimes may be reported to the Montgomery Police Department by requesting an officer to respond to your Montgomery residence. For non-emergency calls, please call Montgomery Police Department at 985-1600 during regular business hours. All emergencies should call 911.
A permit is required to conduct door-to-door solicitations in the City of Montgomery. To inquire how to obtain a permit or to check to see if a solicitor has obtained a permit, call the Montgomery Police Department at 985-1600.
“If my child has a party at my home and alcohol is served, can I get in trouble?”
Yes. It is unlawful for anyone under the age of 21 years to possess alcoholic beverages in the State of Ohio. This law applies on private property unless the beverage is provided to the under age person by their parent or legal guardian. If your child serves, or allows alcoholic beverages to be served to anyone under age 21 they are opening a “Pandora’s box’ of trouble for which you, as the home owner, will be held responsible. The homeowner can be held criminally and civilly responsible whether they are home or not at the time of the offense.