911, Department Contact Information
911 DISPATCH CENTER
COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN DON LAMPING
For emergencies call 9-1-1
For non emergency police response call
In 2011 we received 33,472 calls for service. The dispatch center has state-of-the-art technical equipment designed to assist us to provide the citizens and visitors of Boardman Township with a safe place to live, play, work and shop. The dispatch center is manned by 10 full-time and two part-time call takers who are highly trained in emergency/non-emergency call taking, multi-tasking and problem solving, as well as other duties.
HELP THE BOARDMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT HELP YOU
The Boardman Police Department cannot function effectively without the assistance of concerned, responsible residents. We are depending on YOU to call and tell us whenever you see suspicious persons or activity.
Some residents fail to call the police simply because they are not aware of what seemingly innocent activities should be considered suspicious. Others may recognize suspicious activity and be hesitant to call for fear of being thought of as the neighborhood “busybody.” Yet others assume that someone else has already called the police.
Call the police immediately about all suspicious activity — and do it yourself. Don’t worry about “bothering” the police; it is part of our job to investigate suspicious matters. Don’t worry about feeling embarrassed if your suspicions are wrong; think instead about what could happen if your suspicions are right and you don’t call.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CALL THE POLICE?
All calls to the Boardman Police and Fire Communications Center are prioritized according to the seriousness of the situation, NOT simply according to the order in which they are received. If you call the police, please be prepared to provide as much of the following information as possible:
- What are you reporting?
- When did it happen?
- Where did it happen?
- Is anyone injured?
- Vehicle description (including license number)
- Suspect description, including race, sex, age, height, weight, hair, eyes, facial hair, clothing and any other identifying characteristics
- Direction of flight (street and direction)
- Weapons involved (gun, knife, bats, etc.)
- Where are you calling from?
While it may seem like you are being asked many questions, the information is for the safety of the responding officers. The dispatcher is attempting to gather as much information about the situation as possible so that the officers will have a clearer picture of what they may encounter when they arrive. Please remain calm and cooperate with the dispatcher.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
|Boardman Local Schools||330-726-3404|
|Bureau Criminal Investigations||330-884-7555|
|Children’s Services Bureau||330-941-8888|
|Federal Bureau of Investigations||330-965-2940|
|Licensing Bureau of Motor Vehicles||330-758-1988|
|Mahoning County Common Pleas Court||330-740-2158|
|Mahoning County Court #2 (Boardman)||330-726-5546|
|Mahoning County Emergency Management||330-740-2200|
|Mahoning County Juvenile Court||330-740-2244|
|Mahoning County Sheriff (Dispatch)||330-740-2370|
|Mahoning County Sheriff (Jail)||330-480-4950|
|Ohio State Patrol (Canfield Post)||330-533-6866|