The next year, 1917 Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress and later that year the Police Department raided its first speak easy. The secret location? it was in the basement of the county courthouse! Also in 1917, the fear of war and invasion spread across the nation and again able bodied men were taken from the ranks of the Tiffin Police Department. It was left to the women of Tiffin to keep the peace and they organized a home guard and their membership included training with a rifle.