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The Lancaster Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Fairfield County, Ohio. The department has 3 main divisions: patrol, investigations and community services. The patrol division is the first on scene of a crime or traffic accident. These officers are responsible for deterring crime, making local arrests and filing police reports. The investigations division is responsible for solving crimes. The community services division works closely with citizens of the city to teach self defense classes and provide other programs, such as DARE and Active Shooter Classes. The mission of the department is to provide protection and high quality police services to all.

Adam Pillar, Chief of Police

Lancaster Police Department
130 S Broad Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Fairfield County
Phone: 740-687-6683
Fax: 740-687-6687

Population Served: 40,000
Number of Officers: 67

All persons arrested by the Lancaster Police Department are transported to the Fairfield County Jail. The Fairfield County Jail is a medium to maximum security facility located in Ohio. The jail houses inmates who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. All inmates in the jail are either awaiting trial, serving their sentence, or awaiting transport to state or federal prison.

Inmates are allowed to visit with their friends and family members using a video monitoring system. Inmates are allowed 1 twenty minute visit per week. Visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance either online or using a kiosk in the jail lobby. To schedule a visit online, use the ICSolutions website.

Monday – Friday Visitation:

9 am to 11 am
2 pm to 4 pm

The crime rate in Lancaster, Ohio is 287. The overall crime rate is comparable to the average in the US, and the crime rate is higher than 82.8% of all cities and towns in the US. The annual crime rate has decreased by 10%. In the last 5 years, Lancaster has seen a rise in violent crimes and a decline in property crimes. Lancaster has a livability score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional. Lancaster crime rates are 49% higher than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Lancaster, Ohio

Public police records are available through the Lancaster Police Department. Record requests can be submitted in person at the department’s Record Office. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. A record request form is available for download.

All other public records can be obtained through the Lancaster City Government.

The Fairfield County Jail is responsible for releasing mugshots and inmate information to the public.

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

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

All warrants processed within the county go through the Sheriff’s Office. Warrant information is given in person, at the office, only. Proper identification is required when making an inquiry.

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

Lancaster, Ohio Information

Lancaster is a city located in, and the county seat of, Fairfield County, Ohio. The city is in the south central part of the state. Lancaster covers a total of 18.9 square miles and has an estimated population of 40,552. The current mayor of the city is David L. Scheffler.

Contact the Mayor

David L Scheffler
Phone: 740-687-6600
Email: [email protected]

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