Bryan Police Department
at the top of Ohio

304 West High Street, Bryan Ohio 43506


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Local Events

Walgreen's Safety Day
Saturday August 22, 2015
11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

403 South Main Street

Updated information to be posted. Planned events include the Bryan Police Department, Bryan Fire Department, Williams County EMS, Williams County Department of Health, Williams County D.A.R.E.


Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over National Traffic Safety Mobilization
August 21 - September 7



Halloween Activity

Ice Rink 3pm to 5 pm

City Wide Trick Or Treat 6pm - 7:30 pm


August 21 to September 7 Drive Sober or get Pulled Over




Each year on average, more than 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving.




New Police Reserve

Tracy Harding was sworn in on August 6, 2015 as a reserve Bryan Police Officer. Congratulations.


  Shown being sworn in is Tracy Harding (left) by Mayor Doug Johnson (right).



Probationary Drivers Legislation Effective July 1

Focuses on Experience Instead of Age Restrictions on driving times and the number of passengers during first 12 months of driving

COLUMBUS – Beginning July 1, 2015, drivers issued a probationary license will face restrictions on when they can drive and how many passengers are allowed in the car while driving based on experience instead of age. This change is a result of Ohio’s Drive Toward a Safer Ohio Initiative and is an effort to increase the level of experience for Ohio’s young drivers.

“The change in driving times and the passenger restrictions during the first 12 months of driving allows Ohio’s young motorists to gain more experience on the road, while reducing their risks,” said Karhlton Moore, Executive Director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services. “This will help them become safer drivers.”

Probationary drivers under the age of 18 will have the following restrictions during the first 12 months with a license:

 No driving between midnight and 6 a.m., unless that driver is accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Those with valid documentation from work, school or church allowing for travel for activities between these hours are exempt;

 No driving with more than one non-family member in the car;

 All passengers must wear safety belts at all times; and

 No use of mobile communication while driving.

For more information regarding probationary drivers and new restrictions, visit

Distracted Driving

Did you know that when you send or receive a text you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds? At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded.


Ohio Dog Friendly License Plates

Ohio Dog Friendly License Plates

By choosing to purchase the Dog Friendly plate, a portion of the fees, $15.00, of the total plate cost provides funds for spay and neuter surgeries of homeless dogs, cats and pets in need, as well as educational programs concerning proper veterinary care, the care of those pets for senior citizens, veterans, individuals on low income, pets in shelters, humane societies, and foster/breed rescue groups.  Eligible organizations may apply for grant money by visiting 

Registrant Eligibility

May be issued to any Ohio motorist.  

These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, house vehicles and non-commercial trailers. 

Type of Plates System assigned plate number, initial reserve and personalized.

Issuance Information

Requests for system assigned, reserved, or personalized license plates may be made at any Deputy Registrar's office, by mail or online at For questions about this plate, please call 1-800-589-8247.

Renewal of plates can be done at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at, or by mail.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates are being manufactured.

Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or can be downloaded by visiting the BMW web site.


Operation Lifesaver, Norfolk Southern

Look..... Listen.....Live

Bryan Ohio PD Operation Lifesaver


Matt Arnold Operation Lifesaver

Photography Safety Tips

Operation Lifesaver (, the rail safety education nonprofit organization, urges professional photographers to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors, wedding parties, and other subjects on train tracks or trestles. Here are Operation Lifesaver's six “must-know" tips for professional photographers considering a photo shoot near the tracks:

1. Trains can’t stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.
2. An optical illusion makes it hard to determine a train's distance from you - and its speed. 
3. The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet.
4. Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and rights-of-way are private property.
5. No tracks should be assumed to be abandoned or inactive.
6. People in your community mimic your behavior.  



Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said.

Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was captured on surveillance video pulling up to the bag of cash that the ATM employees forgot outside a business in Mahwah, in northern New Jersey, on Monday. The video showed a passenger in the van grabbing the bag.

Police said the van was seen in another video pulling into a nearby auto repair business and pilfering used tires.

After finding the van in Irvington, police arrested Harvey.

Harvey said he was driving the van and told detectives that a Chevrolet Tahoe was purchased with cash from the bag soon after it was grabbed, Police Chief James Batelli said in a news release. The SUV, which has a starting sticker price of $46,000, was parked near the van.

Detectives identified the passenger as Jamar Bludson, 35, of Newark. Police issued a warrant for Bludson, who also is wanted for a probation violation, Batelli said.

Harvey was held on $125,000 bail, charged with theft of mislaid property. It was not known if he has a lawyer who can comment on the charge.

Investigators determined the ATM workers were not involved in the theft, the chief said.

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2014 Traffic crashes for the City of Bryan



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2015 Traffic crashes for the City Of Bryan 
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