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Community Services and Programs

The City of Hilliard Division of Police offers a variety of educational programs for our community. For more information, please contact our Community Relations Officers at

Block Watch Program

Hilliard residents work together with Hilliard police to create a community-based crime prevention program tailored for their neighborhood. Block Watch members create a chain of communication directly with police, commit to watch over each other’s homes, and report any suspicious activities to the police and each other.

Citizens Police Academy

Citizens ages 18 and older are invited into the fascinating world of first responders during this interactive 10-week class. Classes are held Tuesday evenings during spring at the Safety Services Building and focus on various topics, including laws, K-9, de-escalation, radar, dispatch, and fire. Please note: This class is not to become a police officer and is meant for adults of all ages. Apply for the program using this application and email it to

Explorer Post 2286

This hands-on program for young men and women age 14 through 20 years old who have completed the eighth grade. It is subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and offers career activities for youths who are interested in law enforcement. 

Police Forensics for Youths

This class for grades 4-6 gives children insight into the world of police forensic science and crime solving. Children will overview careers in forensics and then explore a mock crime scene where they will gather evidence. Using the evidence, hands-on mini-labs and critical thinking skills, they will solve the “donut caper.” Parents are asked to help with labs during this class. A minimum of 10 students and maximum of 25 students. We also require at least one parent for every five children.

Police Station Tours

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the police station. Tours are open to children ages 5 and up, as well as the general public. Tours last approximately one hour. A minimum of 10 people is required with a maximum of 25. Fill out a Public Appearance Form and email it to to request a tour.

Women’s Self Defense

This free self defense and state-of-mind course for women ages 15 and older is one of our most popular programs. It focuses on prevention strategies with self defense options that can be used as a last resort if you are attacked. It’s offered four times a year — typically twice in February and twice in August — with the advanced class taking place in October. Watch HPD social media for registration opening announcements. Register online with Recreation and Parks.

Drug Drop-Off Box

The Hilliard Division of Police has a prescription drug drop-off box in the lobby of the Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. Bring in unwanted medications in pill or capsule form any time it is convenient. We cannot accept creams, liquids, sprays, inhalers, needles, syringes, Epi-pens, ointments, suspensions and fluids. The drop box is for residential use only. (No businesses, please.)

Business Security Assessment

We offer businesses and residents a free physical security assessment. Hilliard officers will perform a site walk-through of your business or residence to address safety and security concerns of the physical interior and exterior property. In addition, we will provide a complete packet that will help you gain insight to implement a full site security assessment and risk analysis. Our goal is to address safety concerns and, in turn, improve the quality of life in our community.

Planning to leave town for a few days? Fill out a vacation house check online form to request officers keep an eye on your home. Fill out a House Watch online or stop by the police station or call Records at (614) 876-2429 to set up your house check. Visit more information.

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