The mission of the Perrysburg Township Police Department is to affirmatively promote a feeling of safety and security to the members of our community. We do this by providing high quality police services related to the protection of life and property; by taking steps to prevent criminal activity; by detecting and investigating criminal activity; by the apprehension of offenders and the enforcement of criminal laws; by recovering property; by providing leadership in community involvement and awareness programs; by keeping and maintaining records; by training of personnel; and by maintaining high ethical standards.
The men and women of the Perrysburg Township Police Department serve and protect the estimated 12,500 citizens that live in the 40 square mile township, along with the many motorists that travel through the Township each day. The police department sergeants, officers, and dispatchers are currently represented by Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association; all members of the Perrysburg Township Police Department also have the choice to belong to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 184.
- The Police Department also provides gun locks free of charge. They are provided to promote the safe keeping of weapons being stored.
- The Police Department can also check on your home while you are on vacation.
- The Police Department also provides a “Senior Watch Program”.
- Perrysburg Township Police Department accepts unwanted, unused prescription drugs (patches and pills), and safely dispose of those medications. Anyone can drop off items at the Perrysburg Township Police Station at 26611 Lime City Road between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Please visit the police station or call 419.874.3551 for more information regarding the aforementioned services.
Phone:419.874.3551 Fax: 419.872.8898
Chief Mark Hetrick, appointed by the Perrysburg Township Trustees, has served as Chief of Police since February 2011. He oversees the department which includes 25 sworn officers, six dispatchers, and one records clerk/dispatcher. He is committed to his officers and serving the citizens of Perrysburg Township in a professional and proactive manor.
Chief Hetrick’s education includes an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy from Owens Community College, and various other police related schools over his long career. He first came to Perrysburg Township in 1983 as an intern with the Police Department. Not being old enough to join the department he joined the United States Army Military Police to gain experience. He served three years at Ft. Still, Oklahoma as a K-9 handler and SRT member. Once his enlistment was up, then Chief Clois McGiffin, gave him a job with the Perrysburg Township Police Department. He served as a patrolman from 1986-2002. He was promoted to Sergeant in August 2002, a position he held until October 2008 when he was promoted to Detective Sergeant. He held that position until his promotion to Chief in February 2011.