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 and is a community oriented law enforcement agency that provides 24 hour coverage to approximately 8,300 residents over an area of nearly 36 square miles.
The Department currently has an authorized strength of 17 sworn officers consisting of one full time chief of police, 14 part time patrol officers, one detective, one school resource officer and one part time administrative assistant. Ross Township Police Officers were dispatched to over 3,500 calls for service in 2014. That number does not include calls that were called into the station, or calls the officers initiated themselves. Those calls included, but were not limited to, motor vehicle crashes, assaults, burglaries, domestic disturbances, drug offenses, traffic enforcement, residential and commercial alarms and a variety of other criminal and non-criminal incidents. The total number of calls for service does not necessarily include calls made to the police department, or self-initiated activity for each officer that results in an arrest report or other documentation.
Ross Township’s detective section has a number of investigative responsibilities which include preparing criminal cases for prosecution, conducting new-hire background checks, intelligence gathering, investigating unsolved crimes, recovering stolen property and processing crime scenes to preserve evidence.
The School Resource Officer is assigned to the detective section and serves the faculty and students of Ross Local Schools. They are responsible for creating and maintaining a safer school environment and serve as the primary liaison between the police department and school district. If you have any information about an ongoing investigation or other criminal activity, you may contact the Ross Township Police Department at 513-863-2337.