The members of The Brunswick Hills Police Department are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the people we serve. We shall safeguard the lives and property to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor, respect and integrity while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards.
The Brunswick Hills Police Department is a community focused, professionally minded full service law enforcement agency led by Chief Tim Sopkovich. It is comprised of 17 sworn officers, 14 full-time officers, 1 part-time officer, 2 reserve officers, 4, Auxiliary officers and 1 full-time administrative assistant.
The Brunswick Hills Police is certified law enforcement agency through the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board.
Juvenile Diversion Program
In cooperation with The Medina County Juvenile Court Judge Kevin W. Dunn, The Juvenile Diversion Program was established as a voluntary program that utilizes driving simulators and class room education taught by police officers from various police departments in Medina County. The program is taught on Saturdays at Medina High School for three hours. This program is an alternative to going through the juvenile court process and avoids establishing a juvenile record.
The Juvenile Diversion Program is designed for first time juvenile traffic offenders, and some minor criminal offenses.
The following agencies are participating in The Juvenile Diversion Program:
The Brunswick Hills Police Department, City of Medina Police Department, The Montville Township Police Department, The Medina Township Police Department, The Brunswick Police Department, The Spencer Police Department, The Wadsworth Police Department, The Seville Police Department, The Westfield Township Police Department, The Hinkley Township Police Department and The Medina County Sheriff's Office.
Additional Services Offered By The Brunswick Hills Police Department
The Brunswick Hills Police Department offers vehicle lock out services to all motorists. If you should accidentally be locked out of your vehicle simply contact the non-emergency number and a officer will be dispatched to gain entry to your vehicle. Each Brunswick Hills Police cruiser is also outfitted with front push bars. The push bars can be utilized to assist motorists which are stuck in mud or deep snow drifts. Fingerprinting services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year for those requiring fingerprint cards for most reasons.
The Unused Medication Disposal Box Program
The unused medication disposal box program is designed to provide a safe location to properly dispose of any unused prescription medications. The boxes are located in the lobbies of most police departments in Medina County. Simply bring the unused medications and deposit them into the receptacle. Each department will dispose of the turned in medications periodically. Please do not place any hypodermic needles used or unused in the boxes. The disposal box is located in the front lobby of The Brunswick Hills Police Department. Medications can be deposited in the box 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Senior Watch Program
The Senior Watch Program pairs Brunswick Hills Police Officers with senior residents who live alone, and who, regardless of age, seriously affected by disability or chronic illness. Brunswick Hills residents can sign up for the Senior Watch Program by filling out an application. This application can be obtained at the Brunswick Hills Police Department.
The application asks for pertinent information and requests the Brunswick Hills resident to choose which program they would like to be enrolled in. The least intrusive
programs are the “Check-In or “Elderly Call” and the most comprehensive is the “Senior Watch”.
“Check-In” program is when he/she will designate a day and time to call or check in with the Brunswick Hills Police Department. If the call is missed, a Police Representative will call back as soon as possible or, if phone contact is not made, visit the home to check on the resident. The benefit of this program is that the resident doesn’t have to be home to call in.
“Elderly Call” program is where the senior citizen is part of our “elderly call” list. On Tuesday and Friday (between 8:00 am – 11:00 am) the police department will call the “residents homes” to check on their welfare. Again, if no contact is made an officer will be sent to the home to check on their welfare.
“Senior Watch” program is for seniors who may need our help more than others. These seniors may not have family to check on them or provide assistance. The Police Department or a designated volunteer would visit the resident once a week (or more) to check on their welfare.
Once the application is forwarded to the Police Department, it would be entered in our database and a schedule would be set for the resident based on the program selected. As part of the application process, a “site evaluation” of the client’s home would be completed by a Police Department. This evaluation would help determine any safety concerns or any special requirements needed at the residence. All information will be kept confidential.
Participation is voluntary, and individuals may register as either active or inactive participants. There is no fee charged for the Senior Watch Program.
Brunswick Hills Police Department believes in a “neighbor helping neighbor” concept and that’s why the “Brunswick Hills Senior Watch Program” calls for neighborhood volunteers to assist with our programs. The volunteers that have signed on to help us with our seniors will have to undergo a thorough background check and receive training in elderly needs and assessments. Through our volunteers, we will strengthen the Brunswick Hills community and our relationships between neighbors and neighborhoods.
For more information about the Senior Watch Program contact (330)-273-3722
Medina County Prosecutor Victim Assistance Division
Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman and The Medina County Prosecutor's Office Victim Assistance Division are available to any citizen of Medina County or any victim of a violent crime committed within the county.
The division offers 24 hour emergency services for victims of sexual assault and survivors of homicide victims.
24- Hour Emergency Services: 330-725-6631