Citizen Police Academy

To Serve and Protect

The Citizen Police Academy is a joint initiative between the Gahanna Division of Police and the New Albany Police Department.  The Citizen Police Academy is a free 10-week community education program intended to build lasting relationships between program participants and the Gahanna/New Albany Police Departments with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and achieving the best police service in our respective communities.

The academy offers participants an inside look at the values, philosophies, and operations of their law enforcement service providers while at the same time serving as an open forum for questions, discussion, and the exchange of ideas. Subject-matter experts from both agencies will provide instruction on topics such as traffic enforcement, investigative methods, use of force scenarios, firearms training, emergency communications/9-1-1 operations, laws of arrest, search, and seizure. Participants will also learn about how individuals become police officers and about the on-going training that officers receive.

“We are excited to be partnering with New Albany on this outreach program,” said Gahanna’s Chief of Police Dennis Murphy. “The curriculum is a good introduction to what it is like to be a police officer, and from a police perspective this collaboration with New Albany is in alignment with our community engagement efforts and also with Governor Kasich’s 21st Century Policing objectives.”

“I am excited for the opportunities this joint Citizen Police Academy will provide to our residents,” said City of Gahanna Safety Director Mark Thomas. “Having been involved as a trainer in several citizen police academies, I observed firsthand the benefits these classes provide, not only to the community but to our officers and the police departments as well.”

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For more information about the Citizen Police Academy, contact Sgt. Pat Millenbaugh at 614-342-4240.

Director Mark Thomas

“Thank you for visiting our website. It is truly an honor to serve the citizens of Gahanna as your Director of Public Safety. Throughout my life, I have been devoted to public service. From being a volunteer firefighter with Mifflin Township in the late 70’s, to serving in the U.S. Army as a military police officer (MP), as a reserve police officer for the Gahanna Division of Police in 1980, followed by 32 years in law enforcement for the city of Whitehall. I understand the importance of treating everyone with respect and dignity – this can be without compromise and the cornerstone of any professional police agency.

Chief Dennis Murphy

“I envision our Police Division being committed to improving the quality of life in the city of Gahanna by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Gahanna a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.”

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Deputy Chief Jeff Spence

“Former IBM CEO John F. Akers once said, ‘Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action, and give them your ultimate trust.’ The Gahanna Division of Police strives to embody our City’s core values of Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, Purpose-Driven, Enthusiasm, Respect, and Commitment. As Deputy Chief of Police, I am committed to embracing these core values through providing exceptional, leading-edge and transparent policing services to our community and its stakeholders.”

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The services provided by members of the Gahanna Division of Police are second-to-none. Our workforce is comprised of highly trained and dedicated professionals committed to providing the best possible customer service to our citizens and those who may be visiting our community. Our officers provide these services while honoring our “Core Values” of “Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, Purpose-Driven, Enthusiasm, Respect and Commitment.” As we continue to move forward, you will experience our police officers policing in a “Problem Solving Approach.” This is known as “Community Policing.” 

Chief Murphy, Deputy Chief Spence, along with all the men and women in the Gahanna Division of Police and myself will continue to work together to provide the best customer service possible. In addition, we will continue to explore ways of improving our service delivery to the public in order to protect the lives, property and liberty of those we serve in a responsible and transparent manner. Keeping our community safe is a collaborative process, one that will require your help. Please, “If you see something, say something.” Never hesitate to call your police department.”

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Ramp Closure Pending On Sunday June 16 at 10:00 pm will affect I-670/US 62 for 30 days. The following SmartLane Traffic Advisory is for upcoming ramp closure for I-670 EB to US 62 EB Interchange. Make sure to plan accordingly. ... See MoreSee Less

Ramp Closure Pending On Sunday June 16 at 10:00 pm will affect I-670/US 62 for 30 days.  The following SmartLane Traffic Advisory is for upcoming ramp closure for I-670 EB to US 62 EB Interchange. Make sure to plan accordingly.

 

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Donna Potochnik Tina Quinn

Will there be any change in the light pattern at 62 and Stygler and/or 62 and Old Ridenour Rd to accommodate the increase in traffic using Johnstown Rd to get to 62?

We would like to provide a case update on the murder investigation initiated on June 4, 2019 on Muskingum Drive. On June 13, 2019, the Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Cameron Blake Goodrich for Aggravated Murder against his uncle, Dino Goodrich. Cameron Goodrich remains incarcerated at the Franklin County Jail and will be formally arraigned at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in the coming days. Detectives with the Gahanna Division of Police continue to investigate this matter and anyone with information is encouraged to contact 614-342-4240. ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to provide a case update on the murder investigation initiated on June 4, 2019 on Muskingum Drive.   On June 13, 2019, the Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Cameron Blake Goodrich for Aggravated Murder against his uncle, Dino Goodrich.  Cameron Goodrich remains incarcerated at the Franklin County Jail and will be formally arraigned at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in the coming days.  Detectives with the Gahanna Division of Police continue to investigate this matter and anyone with information is encouraged to contact 614-342-4240.

 

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This is a tragic event in the lives of the goodrich family. This young man is not the Cameron I remember. His mother has lost her brother and her son in one day. Please respect their privacy and pray for peace on so many levels.

I knew cam as a bully so. ... I guess I saw it coming! Be nice people, don't be bullies, pick on folks, nobody is any better than anybody else! I'm sorry but the truth hurts folks, cam was this way in high school and apparently never changed

I hope he get 5 year

Such a sad situation for all involved. A moment can ruin so many lives. 🙏

Hope he has no chance on getting out

So sad about this whole thing. 🙏🏽to the Goodrich family.

So sad

Tom Browning Alisha Dee Santos

Make sure he never gets out!!!!!!!!!!!

He looks evil what a waste of life he's not done yet he has to be judged by God I feel sorry for him

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The Gahanna Division of Police would like to remind visitors and residents that the 2019 Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival is this weekend Friday June 14th through Sunday June 16th. This popular event has limited parking in the immediate area. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of offsite free parking in lots of AEP at 700 Morrison Road, and the Gahanna Lincoln High School at 140 South Hamilton Road. Free shuttle service from these offsite lots will be available Friday 4:30 pm to 12:00 am, Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The shuttles will drop off and pick up on North High Street at Walnut Street, at the entrance to the event area. Paid parking is available in the Creekside parking garage accessible via southbound Mill Street from Carpenter Road. Road closures will begin Thursday night after rush hour traffic. The road closures and event map attached can be accessed in a larger view at. gis.gahanna.gov/images/bluesfest_planning_11x17.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

The Gahanna Division of Police would like to remind visitors and residents that the 2019 Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival is this weekend Friday June 14th through Sunday June 16th. This popular event has limited parking in the immediate area. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of offsite free parking in lots of AEP at 700 Morrison Road, and the Gahanna Lincoln High School at 140 South Hamilton Road.  Free shuttle service from these offsite lots will be available Friday 4:30 pm to 12:00 am, Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  The shuttles will drop off and pick up on North High Street at Walnut Street, at the entrance to the event area.  Paid parking is available in the Creekside parking garage accessible via southbound Mill Street from Carpenter Road. Road closures will begin Thursday night after rush hour traffic. The road closures and event map attached can be accessed in a larger view at. http://gis.gahanna.gov/images/bluesfest_planning_11x17.pdf

 

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Gahanna Animal Hospital

Great information. Thank you!

Cool thanks Katie Martin

Thank you for the information.

Good information. Don't know if the family is going.

Andrea Rowe. You can park at these places!

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We need the public's assistance to identify two robbery suspects. ... See MoreSee Less

We need the publics assistance to identify two robbery suspects.

The Gahanna Division of Police welcomes the many visitors this weekend for Columbus Pride 2019 (columbuspride.org). We wish you a safe and enjoyable visit to central Ohio and our city and encourage everyone to shop, dine and explore all that is Gahanna. #gahanna For our guests we ask that you make the 2019 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival a part of your visit this weekend for music, food and fun!(www.creeksidebluesandjazz.com)
#creeksidebluesandjazzfestival; #visitgahanna; #UniquelyGahanna
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The Gahanna Division of Police welcomes the many visitors this weekend for Columbus Pride 2019 (https://columbuspride.org).   We wish you a safe and enjoyable visit to central Ohio and our city and encourage everyone to shop, dine and explore all that is Gahanna. #gahanna  For our guests we ask that you make the 2019 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival a part of your visit this weekend for music, food and fun!(http://www.creeksidebluesandjazz.com)  
#creeksidebluesandjazzfestival; #visitgahanna; #UniquelyGahanna

 

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We have made it a tradition. It’s not a complete Pride weekend without a visit to Blues + Jazz fest!

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ALRIGHT:). 💁🏻‍♀️

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Hope you're ready to get your groove on, because the Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival kicks off THIS FRIDAY at 5pm with performances by Central Blues Co., Tia Harris & Trio, Change It Up Charlie, and Bill Foley across four different stages. We'll see you there!

Hanging out in GRIN's booth @CityOfGahanna 'Arts in the Alley' with one of Gahanna's finest @GahannaPD

This evening at approximately 9:30pm there will be a private fireworks display at Jefferson Country Club. This is not a City event or occurring in the City but close enough that we wanted to make our residents in the area aware. Thank you

Does anybody know who this dog belongs to? He was found in the area of Lincolnshire and Codet. If you do, please let us know at 614-342-4240! Thank you.

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Kick off your weekend with music, food, and friends at Creekside Live tonight! https://t.co/x5LT4RjUs5

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