Welcome to the Massillon Police Department Patrol Division
The Massillon Police Department Uniform Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Joseph Herrick.
The Patrol Division is organized into three shifts. Each shift is commanded by a Lieutenant, and each shift has at least one Sergeant assigned to assist in the supervision of the Patrol Officers. The three shifts are defined as Days, Afternoons and Nights.
The Patrol Division's primary responsibility is to respond to calls for service, conduct
preliminary investigations into crimes that are reported, maintain order, enforce the criminal and traffic code, identify community problems, deter criminal activity and help in creating a safe and comfortable community in which people can live, work, play and grow.
Officers receive their shift assignments on an annual basis, according to their seniority.
We are here to serve you!
How to place a call for police service.
Call 9-1-1 for all emergency calls.
Call 330-832-9811 for non-emergency calls
These calls will go to or be forwarded to the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center (R.E.D. CENTER). The trained civilian dispatchers will dispatch your call to our
uniformed officers who will respond immediately to the assigned location. All calls
are recorded at the Red Center. Every dispatched call is recorded and documented, and an assigned call number is generated. Depending on the nature of the call, our officers will make an official police report or give a disposition to the R.E.D. Center.
Citizens may also come to the Massillon Police Department to speak to an officer. Pick up the phone on the wall in the police lobby and you will speak to the R.E.D. Center Dispatcher, who will send an officer to your location. Massillon Officers are not permitted to take reports over the phone.
SEE CONTACT US for shift supervisor contact information.
CAPTAIN JOE HERRICK