Toledo Police Department...To Protect and To Serve

COVID-19 Information

Starting April 1st, 2021 the Safety Building and Scott Park Station are again open to the public.

The Records Section, located in the Safety Building, will be open M-F, 7am - 3pm. Visitors should ring the doorbell at the Erie Street entrance. Handicapped visitors in need of a ramp can enter the Safety Building from the mall side entrance.

Visitors will be required to identify themselves, provide a reason for the visit, and submit to a search of any bags.

The Scott Park District station will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for filing reports.

The number of visitors in the buildings at one time will be limited.

Social distancing and the wearing of face masks will be required of all visitors in all buildings.

TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT 525 N. ERIE TOLEDO, OH 43604

EMERGENCIES DIAL 911 | NON-EMERGENCY DISPATCH 419-255-8443 | SAFETY BUILDING AND INFORMATION 419-245-3246

email: toledo.police@toledo.oh.gov

The History of the Toledo Police DepartmentOLDMC1

The origins of the Toledo Police Department can be traced to 1837 when the first City Charter was written and Calvin Comstock was appointed first City Marshal. He was the ranking law enforcement officer for the City from April 24, 1837 until 1867, when the position of City Marshal of Toledo was abolished by an act of the Ohio Legislature.

Toledo's Fraternal Order of Police website states, “The law of the wilderness was abandoned once Toledo became a chartered City. When the  hearty band of settlers in this region agreed upon the charter for the City, law enforcement  amounted to the appointment of one City Marshal, Calvin Comstock. He stood alone supposedly ready to battle ruffians, thieves and hoodlums. What threat his presence imposed in the fledgling settlement of Toledo, is unknown.”  Prior to Comstock, justice was administered by the Justice of the Peace.

With the advent of state laws regulating police service, Toledo formed a professional police department and continued to grow as the city prospered. The Toledo Police Department has been and continues to be recognized as a leader in law enforcement.