Serving & Protecting the Shelby, Ohio Community
Originally authorized by ordinance in 1923, the Shelby Police Department has a long history of keeping the peace and serving our community.
Safety and Security of the Community
The safety and security of the community of Shelby remains the top priority for the Shelby Police Department, which adheres to the following values: Commitment, Justice, Integrity, Sensitivity, Respect, Accountability, Excellence, and Attention to Detail.
Thanks to the residents of Shelby, the 20-person department is located in the brand new Shelby Justice Center, which opened in March 2014. The Shelby Police Department also mans the accompanying jail within the Shelby Justice Center.
In addition to Calls for Assistance and Crime Scene Investigation, the Shelby Police Department partners with other agencies for service. While maintaining mutual aide agreements with other departments, the Shelby PD has participated in the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force program organized by the United States Marshals Service and the Richland County ASORT (SWAT) for the Hostage Negotiations Team. Officers from Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Mansfield PD, Ontario PD and Shelby PD have attended specialized training to deal with subjects in a crisis situation.
The Shelby Police Department is committed to transparency in all of our operations and committed to maintaining compliance with Ohio Public Records Law. Putting our reports online fulfills that commitment and makes these records accessible to the public and makes it more convenient for both the public and our agency; it reduces paper, printing and postage costs, and it gives our communications staff more time for other projects. Insurance companies, attorneys, media outlets, and citizens will be able to search, view and print basic reports by date without leaving their office or home.
The links below will provide information on incident and traffic accident reports from December 2015 to present.
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The Shelby Police Department utilizes Nixle’s Municipal Wire to convey any emergency public service announcement including severe weather alerts, water main breaks, boil advisories and other pertinent information.