Safety Programs

Fire Department
Police Department

Background Record Checks

From time to time we have inquiries to perform a criminal records check on individuals.  Our agency can only release information on incidents that occurred here in the city limits of Montgomery.   We can do a local records check, however, if you need arrest information that occurred in a neighboring city, county or state, you must have those done at the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, Ohio.  This is the ONLY agency in Hamilton County that can perform a criminal history records check for other agencies.  For more information, contact the Montgomery Police Department at (513) 985-1600.

National WebCheck is a fingerprint-based applicant background check system that was developed to support the electronic processing of criminal background checks at State and Federal levels for applicants in the State of Ohio. This Web-based solution addresses the needs of Ohio agencies—both public and private—that rely on background checks for hiring and other mandated purposes.  Local WebCheck providers are listed below:

  • Montgomery BMV (BCI & FBI)
    9997 Montgomery Road
    Cincinnati OH 45242
    (513) 891-2284Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    BCI – $32, FBI – $34, Both – $61, ADA Accessible
    Call to make appointment for hours not listed
  • Nova Home Care Co. (BCI & FBI)
    10979 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 320
    Cincinnati OH 45242
    (513) 655-5022Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Call to make appointment for hours not listed

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

We offer CPR courses beginning with elementary school ages through senior citizens because you’re never too young or too old to learn a new skill.  Contact the Fire Department at (513) 985-1633. to register.

Community Emergency Response Team

Would you like to be part of an elite team of trained community superheroes ready to help with the safety of the community?  The City of Montgomery’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program engages citizens to be prepared to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster.  Learn more…


Montgomery  Police provides fingerprinting service for those needing the “ink” prints for certain licenses or employers.  The party that is requesting you to be fingerprinted MUST provide you with the cards.  These are not stocked at our location.  Please bring your cards and a photo ID on Monday’s ONLY from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.   to the Safety Center at 10150 Montgomery Rd.  This service is provided for Montgomery residents and for those that work in the City of Montgomery FREE of charge.   The Hamilton County Justice Center at 1000 Sycamore St., Room 110, Cincinnati, Ohio also provides fingerprinting services for a fee 24 hours/7 days a week and can be reached at (513) 946-6221.

For those who need scanned prints via WebCheck for BCI or the FBI, the closest location is the Montgomery License Bureau in the Montgomery Square Shopping Center.  Dates, times and fees are subject to change so please call ahead for updated information 891-2284.

Fire Escape Planning

Items that block doors and windows in your home could keep you from escaping in the event of a home fire and that could mean the difference between life and death. So unblock your exits today! Key to your family’s safety is planning and practicing a home fire escape plan twice a year. Start by identifying two escape routes out of each room, if possible, then make sure that each of those escape routes can be used safely by everyone.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The Fire Department offers a fire extinguisher training program to local businesses and employers. The class consists of a training video on the different stages of fire and the different types and classes of extinguishers. This is followed by personal instruction coupled with hands-on training. A small flammable liquid fire is extinguished by each participant at the conclusion of the class.

Fire Inspections

The Montgomery Fire Department inspects all commercial buildings annually and residential buildings upon request. These inspectors identify potential life safety hazards.  For more information, call the Montgomery Fire Department at (513) 985-1633.

Infant Car Seat Inspections

This free inspection of your infant car seat installation will help to insure the safety of your child should you be involved in an accident. This program is designed to evaluate the car seat you are using and to verify its correct installation. We don’t install it for you, rather we teach you to correctly install it yourself so you can remove and reinstall it without worry.

The training necessary to fully understand all the various car seats manufactured and the correct way to install them in different vehicles limits the number of fire personnel that are certified to do this for our community.  Car sear inspection appointments are necessary and should be made as far in advance as possible.  For more information, contact the Fire Department at (513) 985-1633.

HomeSAFE Checks

The Police and Fire Departments inspect all commercial buildings annually and residential buildings upon request to provide helpful hints on making your home as safe as possible. Call the Safety Center at (513) 985-1600 to schedule a HomeSAFE check.

Home Vacation Check

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.

Reflective Address Signs

Reflective address signSigns are $10 each. If a post is needed, there is an additional $5 charge. These fees include installation. Installation is normally made within 7-10 days. To find out more about reflective address signs, please contact the Fire Department online or by calling (513) 985-1633.

Meet the Firefighter

Meet the firefighter is a preschool program we use to introduce young children to firefighters. It was found that when we were outfitted in all of our protective gear, we were intimidating to most children. If confronted by us in an emergency, these children were apt to run and hide from us making rescue more difficult. We have the children meet us dressed like everyone else, and then we put on our gear piece-by-piece in front of them and encourage them to touch our air bottle, gloves, coat, etc. They learn to come to us in an emergency rather than hiding.  These programs are normally presented at daycare and pre-school centers, but any organized gathering of children in this age group may be considered. Please contact us at (513) 985-1633 for additional information.

Neighborhood Watch

The City of Montgomery Neighborhood Watch Program is a crime prevention tool, which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with the Montgomery Police Department, and the Ohio Crime Prevention Association to reduce crime in the city. Networks of neighbors are trained by crime prevention officers regarding how to protect themselves and their property, as well as how to serve effectively as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement.  If you are interested in becoming involved with this important program, please call the Montgomery Police Department at (513) 985-1600.

Safe Zone for Online Purchases

Often the biggest dilemmas for online buyers and sellers is where to meet and their personal safety.  The Montgomery Police Department is opening up its’ parking lot at 10150 Montgomery Road as a “Safe Zone” for buyers and sellers to safely meet and carry out their transactions.  The key benefit of this project is that an ill-intended buyer or seller is less likely to victimize someone at a police department.  The police officers are not involved in facilitating the transactions but the Department hopes to offer a “Safe Zone” where users will have the peace of mind that if needed, officers are not far away.

Additionally, we recommend that prior to setting up the transaction you do the following;

  • Clarify all details of the transaction and get a description of who will be at the transaction and what type of vehicle they will be in.
  • The buddy system is always a good idea as well.  Bring a friend or family member to the transaction.
  • Conduct the transaction during daylight hours.
  • If they hesitate at all about meeting at a police department, that is a hint to end the deal.
  • Unless absolutely necessary, do not reveal your home address.
  • Keep a safe distance from the other person and never get in their vehicle.
  • Visualize an escape route in the event you need to get out of a bad situation.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about any aspect of the transaction, trust your instincts and move on.

If you have any questions regarding this program feel free to contact the Montgomery Police Department at 513-985-1600.

Safety Village

Safety Village is a one-week, summer safety camp for children entering Kindergarten or First Grade.  Children learn about various aspects of child safety. Children will learn to make wise decisions in potentially dangerous situations, as well as how to handle emergencies they may encounter. Students will also learn basic rules of pedestrian and traffic safety, in addition to fire, personal, animal, water and school bus safety.

Speaker Requests

Officers of the Montgomery Police Department have training and experience in all areas of law enforcement. Our officers are often called upon to speak on issues related to their expertise. Speakers are available to address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: crime prevention, personal safety and current issues affecting the community and law enforcement. Arrangements for speakers can be made by contacting the Police Department at (513) 985-1600.

Third Grade Safety Belt Program

The Third Grade Safety Belt Program is offered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety through the Montgomery Police Department. Third grade students in the Sycamore Community Schools are sworn in as Safety Belt Deputies. These third graders are earning their badges by learning the importance of wearing safety belts through direct contact with a Montgomery Police Officer. This classroom program consists of a 30-minute lesson consisting of the importance of safety belt use.


The Safety Center belongs to you, the citizens of Montgomery. Every week we have groups coming through the safety center to tour the police and fire departments. Every day we have parents and children stopping to “inspect” their favorite fire truck. If you would like a tour, please call (513) 985-1600.


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April 1, 2015