ATV PLATES: The State has begun issuing plates for ATVs, please BE ADVISED that this DOES NOT give you permission to ride on the street. NO STREET RIDING IS ALLOWED.
Reverse 9-1-1, land lines & cell phones: The reverse 9-1-1 system is used for emergency situations such as an amber alert for someone missing that lives near you; major flooding issues; etc. Lake County residents can register their cell phones with the EMA. Go to www.lakecountyohio.gov/ema, third link down on the left side of the page.
HOME SAFETY: The Chief URGES residents to lock doors to vehicles, homes, etc. The thefts that have occurred this year were to a large number of unlocked vehicles. Please protect your property from these thieves and if you hear or see anything suspicious, please call 9-1-1.
Safety on the Roads:
Drive safe, don't text & drive!
Limit all distractions while driving
Did you know....
When the power is out
at an intersection it becomes a four way stop.
~If the light is flashing yellow you proceed with caution
~If it is flashing red you stop and then proceed with caution.
...that the law states that your lights are to be on when it's raining or snowing
....that it's State law, texting & driving is not allowed!
Go RIGHT for SIRENS & LIGHTS
What Should Drivers Do?
|Pull to the right and come to a complete stop|
|When on a high-speed road slow down and pull to the right as soon as possible|
|When in the left lane, pull over into the right lane as soon as possible|
|If you cannot move to the right because of an obstacle or vehicle, simply stop where you are at|
|Your prompt action will let the driver of the emergency vehicle know what you are doing and allow the driver to anticipate where to drive.|
|When an emergency vehicle approaches you from behind while you are stationary at an intersection, stop sign, or red light - stop the vehicle or do not proceed|
Ohio's Booster Seat Law:
As of Oct. 7, 2009, Ohio's children are required to use belt-positioning booster seats once they outgrow their child safety seats (usually at 4 years old and 40 pounds) until they are 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches (57") tall.
Ohio’s revised child restraint law requires the following:
|Children less than 4 years old or 40 pounds must use a child safety seat|
|Children less than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4' 9" tall must use a booster seat.|
|Children ages 8-15 must use a child safety seat or safety belt.|
Fines will range from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $75 per occurrence. A booster seat can be purchased for as little as $15. Don’t wait for a ticket!
Low cost booster seats area available through the Lake County General Health District for income-eligible families for the cost of $5.00. For more information, or to see if you qualify for a low-cost child safety seat or booster seat, please call 440-350-2879.
Chief Leonard Del Calzo
Police Department Contact Info:
2065 Hubbard Road
Madison, OH 44057
911 For Emergencies
(440) 428-2116 Non Emergency
(440) 428-2825 Fax
Police Administration Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
A message from the Chief:
The newest (and quite needed) cruisers purchased in 2013. The men and women of the police department thank the residents for their continued support.
The Township received two Humvees to add to their fleet of vehicles ~ courtesy of the Ohio Law Enforcement Support Office (Ohio LESA)
Thanks to Frank's
Auto Body and CarQuest
for the great paint job!
Pharmaceutical Drug Collection and Disposal Program:
Lake County General Health District has started a drug collection/disposal program, where Lake County residents can bring their unwanted and expired medications to the drop off box at the Madison Township Police Department, 2065 Hubbard Road (in the administration building). For more information, including specifics on what & how to dispose, visit the Lake County General Health District's website.