Police

The Delta Police Department is a full-service, professional law enforcement agency that adheres to a community-policing philosophy.  Working in a continued partnership with our community, our goal is to provide the services our community deems important. Dedicated to service and committed to excellence, focusing on the following core values:

Integrity

  • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of honesty, truthfulness and ethical conduct.

Pride

  • We take pride in ourselves as individuals, our division as a team and our citizens as a community.

Respect

  • We will ensure that all persons are treated with equality, dignity and courtesy.

Professionalism

  • We are committed to the highest level of professional standards through development of highly trained and motivated employees

Police Chief Robert Austin

Contact Information

Address:
Police Department
421 Fernwood Street
Delta, Ohio 43515

Phone & Fax:
Phone: 419.822.3232
Fax: 419.822.0305
Email:
police@villageofdelta.org

The Department consist of the full-time Police Chief, 1 Sergeants, 4 full-time and 3 part time patrol officers. In addition, the police department employs a full-time civilian records clerk/secretary. Full-time dispatching services is provided through the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The Police Department can be contacted 24 hours a day on a non-emergency basis, by contacting 419-822-3232 or in the event of an emergency call 911. The standard hours of operation for the Police Chief and records clerk is generally Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Delta Police Department is under the jurisdiction of the Eastern District Court for any adult misdemeanor and traffic offenses, Fulton County Common Pleas Court for felony issues and all juvenile cases are submitted to the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Legal Services are provided by Heban, Murphree and Lewandowski of Rossford, Ohio.

Being a relatively young Agency, the Delta Police Department was officially created with the passage of Ordinance #811 passed on October 18, 1965.

Since its earliest recorded beginning in 1965 the Delta Police Department continues to provide police services to the Village of Delta, with its current population of 3,132 citizens. The Police Department, a twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week operation.

One of the part-time officers, in addition to his other duties, is dedicated to assisting the Zoning Administrator in investigating and mitigating nuisance problems such as policing junk, unlicensed, and/or inoperable motor vehicles; un-mowed grass and weeds; keeping sidewalks clear of snow; and the cleaning of accumulations of junk, refuse, and/or garbage at residences and businesses.

To address the need for adequate space, in September of 2002 the Police Department was moved from the Memorial Hall at 401 Main Street where it had been located since 1965, to its current location at 421 Fernwood Avenue.

The Police Department currently maintains five marked police vehicles.  (2) 2023 Dodge Durango’s, (1) 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and (1) 2017 Ford Explorer Police SUV’s, are equipped with both Radar and Lydar speed enforcement units, mobile data terminals, AEDs, and patrol officers are carrying Naloxone, an opioid inhibitor to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, in addition to the other routine patrol vehicle equipment. The one back-up/support vehicle is currently a 2015 Ford Explorer.

In an effort to protect and provide a sense of safety and security to the citizens of the Village, the officers of the Police Department maintain a frequent and conspicuous presence as they patrol all of the areas within the incorporated limits of the Village of Delta and adjacent properties owned by the Village ensuring compliance with all applicable State Laws and Village Ordinances. Delta Police officers are required to take a problem-solving approach to situations encountered on a day to day basis and to interact with citizens of and visitors to the Village with respect and professionalism.

Past Police Chiefs

Ernest Brown
October 18, 1965 – September 1, 1972

Robert Taylor Jr.
September 1, 1972 –

Dan Nichols

Garry Chamberlin
December 18, 2000 – December 31, 2010

Richard Sluder
January 1, 2011 – October 1, 2013

Nathan E. Hartsock
October 1, 2013 – July 16, 2023