Mission Statement: The mission of the Ross Township Police Department is to maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure our Township is a safe place to live, work and visit. We will enforce the law impartially, while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism at all times. We are committed to this mission and uphold our responsibilities toward a goal of excellence and dedication to the community we serve.
The Ross Township Police Department began in 1956. William Perry was selected to become the Townships first Police Chief. The Ross Township Police Department is a full service 24/7 community oriented department. It consists of 13 officers who are who are committed to serving an area of approximately 36 square miles. Ross Township police constables are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the uniformed section of the department. They provide the marked police patrol units that are on duty daily in each neighborhood of the Township. Your police Department responded to over 3600 calls for service in 2010. These calls included motor vehicle crashes, assaults, burglaries, domestic violence, traffic enforcement, residential and commercial alarms, criminal trespassing, disturbances, and a variety of other criminal a non-criminal offenses. The Detective section is responsible for handling a variety of investigative responsibilities that include preparing cases for trial, conducting covert operations, crash reconstruction, performing background checks, investigating unsolved crimes, recovering stolen property and processing crime scenes.
Ross Township Police Officers Are Police Constables
A Police Constables duties are defined under the Ohio revised Code
as follows 509.05
Powers and duties of police constables.
In addition to the county sheriff, constables shall be
ministerial officers of the county court in all cases in their
respective townships, and in criminal cases, they shall be such
officers within the county. They shall apprehend and bring to
justice felons and disturbers of the peace, suppress riots, and keep
and preserve the peace within the county. They may execute all writs
and process, in criminal cases, throughout the county in which they
reside, and in which they were elected or appointed. If a person
charged with the commission of a crime or offense flees from
justice, any constable of the county wherein such crime or offense
was committed shall pursue and arrest such fugitive in any other
county of the state and convey him before the county court of the
county where such crime or offense was committed.
Such constables shall serve and execute all warrants, writs,
precepts, executions, and other process directed and delivered to
them, and shall do all things pertaining to the office of constable.
The authority of a constable in serving any process, either civil
or criminal, and in doing his duties generally shall extend
throughout the county in which he is appointed, and in executing and
serving process issued by a judge of the county court, he may
exercise the same authority and powers over goods and chattels, and
the persons of parties, as is granted to a sheriff or coroner, under
like process issued from courts of record.
A constable may participate, as the director of an organized crime task force established under section 177.02 of the Ohio Revised Code or as a member of the investigatory staff of such a task force, in an investigation of organized criminal activity in any county or counties in this state under sections 177.01 to 177.03 of the Revised Code.
Helpful information to protect you and your home:
Integrity–Our actions and relationship
with the community are guided by an internal sense of honesty and
Professionalism–Our conduct and demeanor
display the highest standard of personal and organizational
Diversity–Our members recognize
differences as a strength in our organization and community.
Accountability–Our duty is to promote
public trust by upholding our obligations to the department and
Vigilance–Our responsibility is to be alert to issues and activities impacting our community.