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The Kenton Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Hardin County, Ohio. The department is responsible for deterring crime, investigating crime, making local arrests, maintaining police reports and providing community services. The department is composed of 17 police officers, 2 auxiliary officers, a K9 officer and 2 school resource officers. The mission of the department is to provide service to the public. All officers are dedicated to the needs of Kenton citizens and preventing crime.

Dennis Musser, Chief of Police

Kenton Police Department
111 W Franklin Street
Kenton, OH 43326
Hardin County
Phone: 419-673-0771
Fax: 419-673-1721

Population Served: 8,000
Number of Officers: 17

All persons arrested by the Kenton Police Department are transported to the Multi-County Correctional Center, located in Marion, 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.

Inmates are encouraged to visit with their friends and family members while they are incarcerated. Each inmate is allowed 1 thirty minute visit per week. Visitation must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visits can be scheduled by calling the jail.

Female Visitation:


I Dorm- 9am
J Dorm- 9:45 am
K Block- 10:30 am
L Block- 10:30 am

Male Visitation:


A Dorm- 9am
B Dorm- 10:15 am
C Block- 12:30 pm
D Block- 1:45 pm
E Block- 3:15 pm
F Block- 6 pm
G Dorm- 7:15 pm
H Dorm- 8:30 pm

The crime rate in Kenton, Ohio is 264. The overall crime rate is about average for the US. The crime rate is higher than 79.3% of all cities and towns in the US. The anula crime rate has decreased by 19%. In the last 5 years, Kenton has seen an incline in violent crimes and a decline in property crimes. Kenton has a livability score of 69/100, which is considered average. Kenton crime rates are 45% higher than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Kenton, Ohio

The Hardin County Jail does not have a mugshot roster at this time. All inmate information is released directly from the jail, either in person or over the phone. The jail can be reached at 740-387-7434.

Public police records are available through the Kenton Police Department. According to Ohio Law, record requests do not need to be submitted in writing, therefore, record requests can be submitted in person or over the phone.

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

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

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

Information regarding warrants processed through the Sheriff’s Office is released in person only. Proper identification is required when making an inquiry.

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

Kenton, Ohio Information

Kenton is a city in, and the county seat of, Hardin County, Ohio. The city covers a total of 5.13 square miles and has an estimated population of 8,180. The current mayor is Lynn Webb.

Contact the Mayor:

Lynn Webb
Phone: 419-674-4850
Email: [email protected]

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