Hamilton County Sheriff

Lt. Michael Tarr

Sycamore Township contracts with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department for police services.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department District Three strives to promote interaction between police and the community to facilitate an alliance in developing strategies to address crime and quality of life issues in our neighborhoods. The contract provides deputies and vehicles specifically dedicated to Sycamore Township, on duty 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department
Lt. Michael Tarr, District Three Liaison

Lt. Michael Tarr has been assigned as the new District Three Sheriff’s Liaison Officer serving Sycamore and Symmes Townships.  Lt. Tarr is the former Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor for the Sheriff’s Office and comes to District Three with a wealth of experience. 

Important Phone Numbers:
District Three Office (non-emergency): (513) 683-3444
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (513) 825-2280
Vacation Watch: (513) 825-1500

For fingerprinting or accident reports call the Hamilton County Justice Center, (513) 946-6220, 1000 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Public Records Requests: Jessica Jones, jjones@sheriff.hamilton-co.org

Digital Speed SignDigital Speed Radar Signs Available:
The Township has digital speed radar signs that may be temporarily installed on your street to collect and record traffic data. If you would like to request one, please contact Tracy Kellums at 513-792-7257 or email at tkellums@sycamoretownship.org.


Accident Reports:
If you were involved in an accident or a crime within the limits of Sycamore Township you may need to obtain an accident report for your insurance company or attorney. Accident reports may be obtained through the Records Department of the Hamilton County Justice Center located at 1000 Sycamore Street, Room 100 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 946-6220.

Please note – reports will be available within 3-5 business days after the accident or crime

Vacation Watch:

Going on vacation? If so, as a Township resident you’re entitled to a Vacation Watch service that is provided by The Hamilton County Sheriffs Patrol. Each day our uniformed deputies check residences of those who have signed up for this service.

To add your residence to the check list call the Sheriffs Headquarters at (513) 825-1500

Advise the deputy you’re going on vacation, he/she will ask a series of questions ranging from your departure and return dates and times to emergency contacts in the event something happens while you’re away. It’s important to remember a few basic rules for the security of your residence while you’re away from home:

  1. Make arrangements for your mail and newspaper to be stopped or picked up.
  2. Have your yard cut and snow removed regularly. Your property should look like someone is present.
  3. Timers provide added security for lights and/or other audible devises that make your house look and sound as though someone is there.
  4. Advise a trusted person that you’ll be away and have them check your home on a daily basis.
  5. Keep all windows and doors locked.
Sycamore Township