Lt. Michael Tarr
Lt. Michael TarrDistrict Three OIC
Lt. Michael Tarr is the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office District Three OIC 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.
Sheriff Officer with vehicle

Sycamore Township contracts with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for police services.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office 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.

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District Three Office (513) 683-3444
Non-Emergency Dispatch (513) 825-2280
Accident/Police Reports (513) 946-6220 or online at
Vacation Watch (513) 825-1500
Background Checks (513) 683-3444

Digital Speed Sign

Sycamore 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 complete a service request or contact Steve Reutelshofer at 513-792-7258 or email at

If you were involved in an accident or a crime within the limits of Sycamore Township you may need to obtain an accident or police report for your insurance company or attorney. These 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 or, you may now access an auto accident report online:

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

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

To add your residence to the check list, please call the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at (513) 825-1500.Palm Tree on the Beach

Advise the deputy you’re going on vacation. The deputy 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.

Additional tips to keep your home secure while you’re on vacation:

  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 for lights and/or audible devices provide added security by making it look and sound as though someone is home.
  4. Advise a trusted person that you’ll be away and have them check on your home as well.
  5. Keep all windows and doors locked.