The Piqua Police Department strives for transparency where it is possible. We endeavor to provide opportunities for citizens to read about our daily activities while also protecting the privacy of those that we are directly serving. So, please understand that this report is not a Public Records Release. In most cases, more information is available for release, we have just chosen not to publish the information on our own initiative. Should anyone require clarification on what constitutes a Public Record they are encouraged to click on the following link to the Ohio Attorney General website for clarification. Public Records requests may be made at the Piqua Police Department Monday through Friday during regular business hours; 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Public Information Log
The Piqua Police Department Public Information Log is produced from our Records Management System. This system is shared with the Miami County Communication Center and other county public safety agencies. Sharing the system increases efficiency by decreasing the number of times the same information must be entered into the system.
The number in the top left corner of each entry is our case number. If you desire more information about something you are reading, you may make a Public Records Request by appearing in person at the police department, or by using our online service for requesting a report. Referencing the case number ensures that you receive the report you are looking for when making a request.
The call type listed next to the case number is based on the type of dispatch as determined by the dispatcher when receiving the call. The description on the right side shows what the officer determined the call type to be upon investigation.
The narrative portion is our Initial Report as described in Ohio Public Records Laws.
This Public Information Log is updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. Briefing Logs can be quite lengthy and may be 50 or more pages in length. Certain types of activity are omitted, so this is not an exclusive list of the number or type of calls for service experienced by the Piqua Police Department.
Media Arrest Summary
The Piqua Police Department Media Arrest Summary is produced from our Records Management System. This system is shared with the Miami County Jail and other county public safety agencies. Sharing the system increases efficiency by decreasing the number of times the same information must be entered into the system.
The Arrest Time/Date determines what information is included on this log. Sometimes this corresponds with the time and date the person was taken into custody and transported to jail. However, this cannot be assumed. In some cases, changes have been made to charges made against an individual and the time reflects the most current changes. In other cases, this entry reflects the time/date charges were filed in the court system against an individual on an older case. The list of offenses might include charges made against an individual by other departments at the same time they were arrested or booked by the Piqua Police Department.
The “Related Incidents” number is the case number in our records system which most accurately reflects the details of our arrest. As described in the above section regarding our Public Information Log, requesting additional information by case number is the best way to get additional information.
This log only reflects the charges made by our department and is not an accurate reflection of the actions of the court system. Subjects should not be presumed guilty of these crimes.
The purpose of publishing this information is not to provide citizens with accurate and timely information for use in their daily lives. People frequently want to know why the police were down the street, why someone got charged/arrested, or if anyone was arrested for incidents under investigation.
By following the link for our publications above, citizens can browse through recent publications or search for certain words to get the most useful information.