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The Mount Vernon Police Department is a law enforcement agency located in Knox County, Ohio. The department provides law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department is composed of 22 police officers, 1 school resource officer, 4 detectives, 2 records clerks, a chief and a captain. The officers within the department are responsible for patrolling the city, deterring crime, investigating and solving crimes, making local arrests, assisting in school and traffic safety, maintaining police reports and arrest records, providing community services to citizens, and responding to calls for service. The Mount Vernon Police Department is dedicated to making the city a safe place to live, work, and play.

Robert K. Morgan, Chief of Police

Mount Vernon Police Department
5 North Gay Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Knox County
Phone: 740-393-9530
Fax: 740-393-1406

Population Served: 16,000
Number of Officers: 22

All persons arrested by the Mount Vernon Police Department are transported to the Knox County Jail. The Knox County Jail is a minimum to maximum security facility located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The jail houses adult offenders who have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. All inmates are either serving their sentence, awaiting trial or awaiting transfer to a state of federal prison. The jail is responsible for releasing inmate mugshots and charges.

Inmates are encouraged to visit with their friends and family members while they are incarcerated. All visitation is through a video monitoring system. Visitors can use a Video Visitation terminal in the jail lobby or use their computer, tablet or smartphone remotely. Visits must be scheduled in advance using the VideoVisitAnywhere website. Visitation hours are 7 days a week from 9 am to 10 pm.

The crime rate in Mount Vernon, Ohio is 153. The overall crime rate is 1.8 times smaller than the US average. The crime rate is higher than the crime rates in 57.7% of all cities in the US. The annual crime rate has decreased by 16%. In the last 5 years, Mount Vernon has seen an incline in violent crime and a decline in property crimes. Mount Vernon has a livability score of 87/100, which is considered exceptional. Mount Vernon crime rates are 5% lower than the Ohio average.

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Records Request, Police Reports and Mugshots in Mount Vernon, Ohio

The Knox County Jail has a public jail roster which is updated weekly. The roster lists the inmates in alphabetical order. The inmate’s name, mugshot, arrest date and charges are made public.

Public police records are available through the Mount Vernon Police Department’s records unit. Record requests can be made in person, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Requests can also be made over the phone, by mail, or email. The email address to send requests to is [email protected].

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

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County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Mount Vernon, Ohio

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

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has an active warrant list accessible to the public. The list makes the fugitive’s name and case number public. The list is posted on the Sheriff’s Office website.

Neither the Mount Vernon Police Department or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has a most wanted list at this time.

Mount Vernon, Ohio Information

Mount Vernon is a city in, and the county seat of, Knox County, Ohio. The city covers a total of 9.41 square miles and has an estimated population of 16,769. The current mayor of Mount Vernon is Matthew T. Starr.

Contact the Mayor:

Matthew T. Starr
Phone: 740-393-9517
Email: [email protected]

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