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The Lima Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Allen County, Ohio. The department is committed to excellence. The mission of the department is to work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life by creatively solving problems related to crime, the fear of crime, and to safeguard the constitutional rights of all. Officers within the department deter crime, solve crime, make local arrests, file police reports and update arrest records.

Kevin Martin, Chief of Police

Lima Police Department
117 E Market Street
Lima, OH 45801
Allen County
Phone: 419-221-5270
Fax: 419-221-5114

Population Served: 40,000
Number of Officers: 88

All persons arrested by the Lima Police Department are transported to the Allen County Jail. The Allen County Jail is a minimum to maximum security facility located in Lima, Ohio. The jail houses inmates who are awaiting court dates or are serving out their sentences. The jail can house up to 250 inmates at any given time.

The crime rate in Lima, Ohio is 477. The overall crime rate is 1.8 times greater than the US average, and the crime rate is higher than the crime rate in 94.9% of all other cities and towns in the US. The annual crime rate has increased by 2%. In the last 5 years, Lima has seen a decline in both violent and property crimes. Lima has a livability score of 61/100, which is considered below average. Lima crime rates are 121% higher than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Lima, Ohio

The Allen County Jail provides a public inmate roster. The roster is updated every 24 hours and lists the inmates in alphabetical order. The inmates name, mugshot, charges and bond amount will be posted on the roster. There is an option to search for a specific inmate by first and last name.

Public police records are available through the Lima Police Department. Record requests can be submitted in person, over the phone or by email. The records division is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Wednesdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm. The phone number to call when making a record request is 419-221-5135. The email address to send a request to is [email protected].

Court case information can be searched on the Lima Clerk of Courts website. Traffic, criminal, and civil cases are available for review.

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

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office also has jurisdiction over Lima, Ohio. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Lima, Ohio. The department is composed of 3 main divisions: uniform, corrections and communications. The office is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances, apprehending criminals, serving warrants, and overseeing the county jail.

The warrants division of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for processing and returning all warrants of arrest and criminal summons. The warrants division processes between 1,000 and 1,300 active warrants and summons at any given time. The division releases criminal warrant information in person only. Proper identification is required when making an inquiry.

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

Lima, Ohio Information

Lima is a city in, and the county seat of Allen County, Ohio. The city covers a total of 13.8 square miles, of which 13.57 square miles is land and .23 square miles is water. The population was estimated to be 35,579 in the year 2020. The current mayor is Sharetta Smith.

Contact the Mayor:

Sharetta Smith
Phone: 419-998-5596
Email: [email protected]

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