A Message from the Chief of Police
Our police department was established as a full time law enforcement agency in 1968. Since that time, the township has seen significant growth, which brings with it additional challenges. Our mission is to provide the highest quality police services to the public in order to enhance community safety, protect life, property, and the Constitutional rights of all. In doing this, we will strengthen our relationship with the community, promote a partnership of mutual respect, and enhance the quality of life for our community. Our values include Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Education. The first letters of these values spell out “PRIDE,” which is something that is important for us all to have, both in ourselves and in our community.
Our members are committed to working alongside of the community and not above it. This will help us to solve community problems together and to proactively address all issues within the township. The prevention of crime is our number one goal, and building, cultivating, and maintaining community trust is a key part in accomplishing this objective. We rely on the residents to be our eyes and ears as there are just over 15,000 pairs of them out there. Anybody is encouraged to call us about any issues at any time, both large and small. We are a full service department who works hard seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We also welcome constructive criticism regarding how we can better provide services to our citizens. Officers strive to use all methods available to us in order to relay pertinent information to the public, including social media accounts, relationships with local crime prevention and other groups, variable message boards, our website, and also by our interactions with our residents in everyday encounters and special events. We also maintain a professional relationship with officers from surrounding towns in an effort to best deal with common issues within the county. Please enjoy Mantua Township and all that it has to offer!
Darren E. White
Chief of Police