The Glendale Police Department provides high quality, customer-focused law enforcement services to the picturesque and historic Village of Glendale, Ohio. The Police Department continues to operate from the same historic station that was built and placed into service in 1871. The building was specifically constructed as a police station, and is considered one of the oldest continuously operating police stations in the United States. The police station is located at 301 East Sharon Road, just east of the CSX railroad crossing.
The Glendale Police Department's mission, collectively as a department and as individual officers, is to provide an exemplary level of service and protection to the residents and businesses of the Village of Glendale and to all those who may visit, work in, or travel through the community.
We will serve the community through professional conduct at all times and the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws without prejudice or bias, with respect for the rights of all people, to assure a safe and secure environment for all.
The Village of Glendale Police Department is lead by Chief of Police Craig Walsh. Chief Walsh has had a long and productive career with the Department. He was hired as a part-time Officer in May, 1991. He was elevated to full-time status in August, 1991. During his career as a patrol officer, Chief Walsh had numerous special assignments in addition to his patrol responsibilities. He has served as an investigator, evidence technician, Hamilton County SWAT Team member, and DARE Instructor. He received promotions to the ranks of Sergeant in 2007 and Lieutenant in 2016. He was appointed acting Chief of Police on May 1, 2021.
Chief Walsh is continuing the 150 year tradition of providing professional, effective police services to the residents of Glendale and all who have business within the Village. Under his leadership, the Department will continue it’s community oriented approach to providing police service, ensuring that all persons are treated with respect and that Glendale Officers perform their duties in a fair, impartial and unbiased manner.
To contact the Glendale Police Department, please use one of the following numbers:
Police Department non-emergency: (513) 771-7645
On-duty officer: (513) 678-1017
As always, if the situation is an emergency, call 911!