Bath Police Department
3864 W. Bath Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333
330-666-3736
(Emergencies dial "911")

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For individuals who have trouble communicating:
Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and Sheriff Steve Barry are pleased to partner on a Summit County initiative to better support those with disabilities who may need extra help communicating in an emergency situation.

The Take Me Home program allows for the rapid identification and safe return of citizens who are unable to adequately communicate vital information - such as their name and address - to law enforcement officers. Those who are registered in this program are placed in a database that officers can access via radio and sometimes laptops in their cruisers.

The Take Me Home program is a database maintained by the Sheriff and Prosecutor’s Office and is only accessible to law enforcement personnel. The system includes a picture, disability, description, and contacts. If a person in the Take Me Home program is encountered alone by a police officer, or is reported missing, the officer can access the database by name or the person’s description to locate their enrollment record. With the information at hand, the officer can appropriately assist the person.

STEP 1: Enroll the individual in the Take Me Home system by filling out the enclosed registration form and either e-mailing a photo or having one taken by our office.
Click here for registration form. Click here for brochure.

STEP 2: If a registered individual is found alone by law enforcement and needs help, police will search the Take Me Home database. If the registered person is reported missing, it is never too soon to call 9-1-1, especially if they are disabled. The first hour is critical in finding a lost child. Inform the police that the individual is registered in the Take Me Home database.

STEP 3: Caregivers will be contacted immediately to let them know the person has been found.

Personal Emergency Contact Information
The Bath Police Department offers residents the opportunity to register their emergency contact information with them. This will help the department to serve you better in case there is an emergency. All information is kept confidential.
Click here for form.

Keep your children safe while using electronic devices:
Click below for PDFs of the presentations:
Parental Safegards
Safety Tips
Parental Controls
TeenSafe - Parental Control Software


Going Green & Clean
Click here to print brochure


Safe Drug Disposal

The Bath Township Trustees are pleased to offer the Bath Township community the opportunity to safeguard our young adults and protect the local environment by using the red CVS Drug Drop-Off Box. Free prescription drug bags are available at the Police Department dispatchers' window.


The red CVS Drug Drop-Off Box provides a safe method for the disposal of expired or unwanted prescription medicines. Improper disposal of medicines presents both a public safety and environmental hazard.

Prescription drug abuse by teens and young adults is a serious problem in the United States. As reported in the Partnership for a Drug Free America’s annual tracking study:

  •  1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription pain medication
  •  1 in 5 report abusing prescription stimulants and tranquilizers
  •  1 in 10 has abused cough medication

The environment is also being damaged by unused medicines. Medicines thrown into the trash can leach into the ground; flushed drugs can kill bacteria that break down waste in sewage plants, damage septic systems, and contaminate nearby waterways and harm aquatic wildlife.

 A 2008 Associated Press investigation found pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. Drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas.

Bath residents have the power to prevent teens from drug abuse and improve the cleanliness of our water. You may bring old and/or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs to the Police Department lobby, 3854 Bath Rd. Keep the medicines in the original container. Mark out your name and address. Secure the container and deposit it into the red CVS Drug Drop-Off Box.

 Don't let your medicine contaminate the watershed or get into the hands of children or teens. Please dispose medication safely.

 

The Bath Police Department will ensure these unwanted drugs are incinerated as part of the ecological and safe disposal protocol. Together we will keep Bath safe!