740-455-0601

Police Department

The Zanesville Police Department was created in 1865 with the hiring of six Police Officers. Since that time it has grown to 56 Police Officers and 43 support personnel. Together the 99 employees of the Zanesville Police strive to protect and to serve the citizens of Zanesville and its visitors. The Police Officer assignments break down as one Chief, three Captains, two Lieutenants, five Sergeants, thirty-four Patrol Officers, eleven Detectives, and one Social Resource Officer. The support personnel consists of ten Dispatchers, four Records Clerks, three Secretaries, one Janitor, four Jail Cooks and twenty-one Corrections Officers.

For employment information contact the Zanesville Civil Service Office at 740-455-0606.

Major Responsibilities

Police Department
Provide for the enforcement and prosecution of criminal and traffic law; maintain a visible and effective means of preventing criminal activity in order to promote a safe community; maintain a jail to house prisoners awaiting court appearances and serving misdemeanor sentences issued by Municipal Court.

Standard Services Provided
Traffic law enforcement, accident investigations, and criminal investigations; respond to calls for service from the public; provide officers for calls to reduce conflicts that result from domestic, neighborhood or civil conflicts; respond to calls and provided information too the government agencies; investigate all hazards to the public and call on other agencies to resolve the hazard.

Areas of Service Not Generally Known
Collect information for other agencies; provide assistance to State agencies such as Liquor control; plan an assist in the function of local public events; provide a “Social Worker’ to those in immediate need of psychological assistance and refer them to further help; deliver emergency messages; assist in juvenile education (DARE and other community relations) .

Contact Information: Police Department

332 South Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: 740-455-0700
TIPS – 455-0712
Records – 455-0691
Jail – 455-0711
Fax – 455-0683
Capt. Tony Coury- Patrol – 455-0689
Capt. Douglas Merry – Admin – 455-0716
Plt. John McElhaney – 455-0698 (warrants)
Sergeant’s/Lieutenant’s Office – 455-0737
Detective Bureau Sec- 455-0697
Det. Sgt. Taylor – 455-0785
Det. Bates – 455-0705 (evidence,property)
Det. Hill – 455-0696
Det. Madden – 455-0699
Det. Moore – 455-0693 (evidence,property)
Det. Porter – 455-0709
Det. Michel – 455-0605
Business Hours:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday
(Department is manned 24 hrs)

Email: Online Form


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