Police Department

Time : 12:58 (am)

Date : 11/26/2020

Day : Thursday

Time : 12:58 (am)

Date : 11/26/2020

Day : Thursday

Police Department

From the desk of Chief Bryan Mount

   I would like to take a moment to explain the structure of the Mt. Orab Police Department.   We are a small agency with a total of 17 officers. The department is comprised of the Chief, Captain, Sergeant and Detective as well as 6 full-time patrol officers. Two of the full-time officers are assigned to the Western Brown Schools as resource and wellness officers. In addition to the 10 full-time officers we are staffed with 7 part-time officers who work a few hours a week or assist in covering time off and details. Officers of the Mt. Orab Police Department are trained to the highest standards. We are working diligently to insure our officers have the most recent and updated training on ethics, use of force, and cultural diversity as well as training in everyday operations of police duties.

   The COVID pandemic has been extremely challenging for the department as we have been asked to reduce spending and budget while increasing our call volume. We are up to the task and we are blessed to have a lot of wonderful residents who support us. Thanks to everyone who have reached out by cards, donations of food and even just a kind word in the challenging times.

   There are several things which we would like to take the opportunity to explain to our fellow residents. Among these is the issue of people riding UTV’s and GOLF CARTS on roadways. Ohio law does not allow the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles such as side by sides, razors and quad runners on any roadway. We have been experiencing a lot of people who have been misinformed about riding on the roadways. This is extremely dangerous and presents a risk to the riders as well as the other vehicles on the roadway. Section 73.16 of the Village Ordinance makes it a minor misdemeanor on the first offense (a fine of $242.00) and a misdemeanor of the 4th degree (fine of $342.00 and up to 30 days in jail) on the second offense with the penalty escalating on each subsequent offense. The other issue is the use of slow-moving vehicle signs. Ohio law allows for agricultural equipment to be driven on a roadway from one farm field to another for agricultural purposes. This does not allow for the use of the slow-moving vehicle signs to drive unlicensed vehicles on a roadway.   Please help us make our streets as safe as possible.

   Another issue we are experiencing is parking on the roadway. We understand that family’s often have parties and gatherings where there are a lot of guests. We are requesting residents and their guests be considerate of their neighbors. Most neighborhoods are marked no parking on the roadway. Any vehicle left unattended for an extended amount of time will be advised to move and/or be cited.   Thank you for your cooperation.

   Lastly, the Western Brown Schools will be reopening on August 24, 2020 and with that comes all the children walking and on bikes. Please be extra vigilant of busses and be patient while they are stopped for loading and unloading. Additionally, please be aware of crosswalks and crossings within the Village of Mt. Orab as we have numerous children who will be walking to school.

   If you have any questions or concerns, I would encourage you to contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at the Mt. Orab Police Department (937) 444-2281.

As always, I look forward to seeing you around town. Please have a blessed day.