Gahanna residents. We need your help putting these folks out of business. We have had numerous thefts from vehicles reported this week. The vast majority of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. Please make locking your car doors a regular habit before bed every night. It is such a small thing but it really does make a difference. These thieves avoid detection by not making noise or breaking windows unless you leave a high value item in plain sight. They are only entering open car doors and passing on locked vehicles. Remember if you keep your garage door opener in your car you are also giving them access to your house. Keep the door from your garage to your home locked as well. Utilize your exterior lights and check your security cameras as we are a member of Ring Neighbors and you can submit your recordings to us. We are asking for your help in reducing this crime of opportunity. If you see something or someone suspicious do not confront them, call Gahanna Police immediately at 614-342-4240. ... See MoreSee Less
The City Council Meetings held on Monday, August 3, 2020, including the public hearing on the proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), have been added to our website for viewing, here: www.gahanna.gov/city-council/... See MoreSee Less
After 29 years of law enforcement service to the City of Gahanna since 1991, Officer John Aey, unit number 24, has retired effective August 7, 2020.
Officer Aey worked in several roles during his tenure with the Division, and was part of many “firsts” within the agency. He was a member of the Division’s first community-oriented policing and bicycle unit. His time with the COP unit included work within the City’s schools, and the unit became the precursor of the Division’s current School Resource Officer program.
Officer Aey was also a founding member of the Division’s original Tactical Response Unit and participated in many of the Division’s earliest dynamic tactical operations. The team later evolved into today’s SWAT unit.
During his time with the Detective Bureau, Officer Aey became the Division’s first dedicated sex-crimes investigator. As a Detective, he recognized the special needs of such victims and was dedicated to bringing their perpetrators to justice.
Officer Aey worked multiple tours within the Patrol Bureau, during which time he was driven to help others and keep our neighborhoods safe.
Throughout his career, Officer Aey displayed a positive attitude and came to be known for his kind demeanor, friendly nature, and for the positive relationships he forged with fellow Division members and the public alike.
Beyond his commitment to public service and the Division, Officer Aey has been and remains:
…A devoted husband to his wife …A dedicated father to his son and daughter …A proud grandfather to his grandson
The Division, City staff, and the members of this community are proud to return him safely to them.
We thank John for his time standing with us ‘To Serve and Protect’ this community.
We all wish John a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
Best of luck Officer John Aey., Unit # 24, you are officially out of service from your final tour or duty at 10:21 hours. ... See MoreSee Less
The City of Gahanna is proud to celebrate National Black Business Month!
National Black Business month was founded in 2004 by Frederick E. Jordan, President, F.E. Jordan & Associates; a prominent engineering and construction management firm, and John William Templeton, President of Venturata Economic Development Corp., who believe that supporting African-American businesses is key to lowering the rate of Black unemployment.
Mayor Laurie Jadwin has issued a proclamation urging Gahanna citizens to patronize, strengthen, and support Black-owned businesses in our community. Together, we celebrate their vital role in our diverse community.
Last night, City Council members discussed a local mask mandate. Many of our residents have emailed with feedback.
Later today, Mayor Jadwin will be issuing a response on facial coverings. It is our goal to encourage behavior proven to reduce community spread of COVID-19.