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The Defiance Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Defiance County, Ohio. The department is responsible for responding to calls for service, preventing crime, solving crimes and making local arrests.. The department provides multiple services to the community such as vehicle lockout assistance, tours of the department, vacation house checks, police report copies and neighborhood watch. The core values of the department are integrity, dedication, professionalism and community partnership.

Todd Shafer, Chief of Police

Defiance Police Department
324 Perry Street
Defiance, OH 43512
County: Defiance
Phone: 419-784-5050
Fax: 419-782-5983

Population Served: 16,000
Number of Officers: 30

All persons arrested by the Defiance Police Department are transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. . The facility houses inmates who have been arrested for misdemeanor and felony crimes. The inmates are awaiting trial, serving out their sentence, awaiting transport to state prison or awaiting expedition to the state or county they were wanted in. The facility can house up to 624 inmates, with 60 beds specifically for inmates from Defiance County.

Inmates are allowed to receive 1 visit per day remotely and only 1 visit per week onsite from friends and family members. All visits are through a video recording system. Visitors can use their smartphones or laptops to visit remotely or use a kiosk in the jail lobby onsite. Visitation is provided by a 3rd party provider called GTL.

Saturday through Sunday:

Lobby visitation hours: 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Home visitation hours: 7:30 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 9:30 pm

The crime rate in Defiance, Ohio is 136. The overall crime rate is 2 times smaller than the US average, and is 53.2% higher than all US cities. The annual crime rate has decreased by 21%. In the last 5 years, Dayton has seen a decline in both violent and property crimes. Defiance has a livability score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional. Defiance crime rates are 27% lower than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Defiance, Ohio

Public police records are available through the Defiance Police Department. According to Ohio law, all records are considered public as long as the investigation is closed. Record requests can be submitted in person, over the phone or by fax. Traffic accident reports can be requested on the Ohio Traffic Data website.

All other public records are available through the Defiance City Government.

The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio has a public inmate roster. The roster is updated weekly. The roster lists all inmates housed in the facility in alphabetical order. The inmate’s name, booking number, booking date, charges and court they are being overseen by will be listed on the roster.

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

The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office also has jurisdiction over Defiance, Ohio. The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Defiance, Ohio. The office is responsible for providing law enforcement, crime prevention and conflict resolution services as well as serving all county warrants.

All county warrants are processed through the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office. Warrant information is released in person at the office. Proper identification is required when making a warrant inquiry. More information can be obtained from the civil process division at the office.

Neither the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office or the Defiance Police Department have a most wanted list at this time.

Defiance, Ohio Information

Defiance is a city in, and the county seat of, Defiance County, Ohio. The city is in the northwestern corner of the state. Defiance covers a total of 12.13 square miles, of which 11.62 square miles is land and .51 square miles is water. The population was estimated to be 16,634 in the year 2020. The current mayor is Mike McCann. McCann was elected mayor in November of 2015.

Mike McCann, Mayor
Phone: 419-784-2101

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