Eden Police is proud of the services they have to offer for their community. Click on one of the many services listed below for further information.
In addition to our regular duties, The Police Department offers a variety of valuable services to our township residents. We ask you to use this guide to discover what these services are and to utilize them in anyway that they may assist you. Please call our dispatcher at 992-9211 if additional information is needed.
Although not all our members belong to the emergency squad, all have emergency-
medical training and have recently obtained defibulation certification. Some are trained
also in auto extrication and other rescue operations as well. Department policy requires
the police to respond to every EMS call for which they are available. In addition, the
police cruiser being equipped with many medical supplies, is usually the first emergency
vehicle to locate a residence. Officers are trained to take vitals, administer oxygen,
CPR, or begin whatever basic EMS is needed. Patient information is relaid to the responding
EMS member by radio and, when advisable, instructions for additional treatment can be
relaid to the officer. Officers also assist EMS personnel with transportation of the
sick or injured to the ambulance.
The Police Department provides house checks to residents who are away from their
homes on business or vacations. At the beginning of each shift, officers are notified of the
homes that will be unoccupied and, as time permits, they check the exterior of the residence
and neighborhood for suspicious activity, assuring themselves that the home/building is
secure and free of unwanted guests. To obtain a check, please stop or call the police
HOME SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION INSPECTIONS
Although a home can not be entirely burglar proof, our officers may be
able to assist you by providing tips and advice to safeguard your family and valuables.
Contact our dispatcher to arrange to have an officer stop by if you desire such information.
FINGERPRINTING SERVICES & CHILD PRINT
Fingerprinting of individuals for jobs, pistol permits, security clearance or
whatever, is provided to residents free of charge. We presently fingerprint any child,
with parent permission, brought to kindergarten registration, and the card is sent home
along with an identity video prepared by another organization. If you need an individual
set of prints, or your organization would like your children's prints taken, contact our
dispatch center for information.
HANDICAP PARKING PERMITS
Applications for handicap parking permits may be picked up at the police dispatch
center anytime. Once completed and signed by a doctor, permits are issued and recorded.
Lost, stolen, or expired permits can be replaced there also. Records are maintained,
and when there are inquiries made by another jurisdiction as to the validity of a permit,
an instant verification can be made. Removing lost or stolen permits from
circulation cuts down on parking abuse.
BICYCLE SAFETY & BICYCLE REGISTRATION
The department maintains a file on all bicycles registered, and a description with
owners' names and the bicycles' value recorded. A numbered, reflective safety tag is
issued and placed on each bike.
In May and early June, the department annually holds two bicycle safety rodeos,
classified according to ages. Toddlers and teenagers ride a designed obstacle course
and are graded for safety and style, vying for one of the many prizes in each group.
Rodeos are held at the Eden Town Hall and at Eden Heights in East Eden. The Eden
American Legion co-sponsors this educational activity and gives away a new bicycle
at each event. Participation is free, and we ask only that contestants and observers
become more safety-conscious and enjoy the rodeo.
TOURS & SPEECHES
Tours of the department, vehicle and building, are common occurrences. We are
proud to display our equipment and to explain to children how and when to call the 9-1-1 or
dispatch center. We also would like to introduce a number of safety programs, including
Officer Ollie, one of many puppets to assist in the presentation to children..
We are also happy to arrange the presentation of speeches at your organizations'
meetings on any number of police-related topics. Please call our dispatch center for
Two officers of the department are notarys who are available and willing to provide
legal service as requested. Please call in advance to assure that one is available at