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The Amherst Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Lorain County, Ohio. The department is considered medium sized and is composed of 3 main divisions. The divisions include patrol, investigations and communications. The patrol division is responsible for responding to 911 calls, making arrests, filing police reports and arrest records, and conducting traffic stops. The investigations division works with high-profile and violent crimes, such as homicides and sexual assualts. The communications division is responsible for answering calls and sending the correct unit to the caller’s location.

Amherst Police Department
911 N Lake Street
Amherst, OH 44001
County: Lorain
Phone: 440-988-2625
Fax: 440-988-3009

Population Served: 12,000
Number of Officers: 20

All persons arrested by the Amherst Police Department are transferred to and housed in the Lorain County Jail. The jail has a medical staff, mental health staff, infirmary, on site full scale laundry facility, professional kitchen, library, maintenance and janitorial staff, chaplains and a contract commissary service. The jail has a capacity of 422 male and female inmates. Current inmates and their mugshots can be viewed on the facility’s jail roster.

Inmates are encouraged to visit with their friends and family members while incarcerated. All visits are through a video monitoring system. Visitors can make an account on the ICSolutions website.

General Population Visitation Hours:

Monday-Sunday: 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 12:30 pm to 2 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm

Isolation and medical needs pods have different visitation days and times. The visitation hours will be released by the inmate to their visiting list.

The crime rate in Amherst, Ohio was 64 in the year 2019. The overall crime rate is 4.3 times lower than the U.S. average and 25.7% higher than all U.S. cities. The annual crime rate has decreased by 35%. In the last 5 years, Amherst has seen a decline in violent and property crimes. Amherst has a livability score of 86/100, which is considered exceptional. Amherst crime rates are 54% lower than the Ohio average. Recent arrests in Amherst can be viewed online.

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Record Requests, Police Reports and Mugshots in Amherst, Ohio

The Lorain County Jail has a public inmate roster which is updated weekly. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order. The inmate’s name, date of birth, booking date, booking number and charges are listed on the roster.

Police records are available through the Amherst Police Department’s record unit. Record requests must be submitted in person at the station. Traffic accident reports are listed on the police department’s website.

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County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Amherst, Ohio

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office also has jurisdiction over Amherst, Ohio. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Elyria, Ohio. The office is responsible for patrolling the county, enforcing all laws, investigating crimes, servicing the courts and overseeing the county jail.

Information regarding active warrants can be obtained by reporting in person to the Sheriff’s Office. No warrant information will be released over the phone. Proper identification must be present at the time of the inquiry.

Neither the Amherst Police Department or Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has a most wanted list at this time.

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
9896 Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-329-3709

Amherst, Ohio Information

Amherst is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. The county seat of Lorain is Elyria. Amherst covers a total of 7.12 square miles and is situated 28 miles east of Cleveland. According to the most current census, the population is 12,219. The current mayor of Amherst is Mark Costilow.

Mark Costilow, Mayor
Phone: 440-988-4380
Fax: 440-988-3753
Email: [email protected]

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