Police Department

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Calls are dispatched by Delaware County
Chief James McMillin

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Police Station Safe Room Open 23/7
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Core Values

Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Fairness, Caring, Concern for Others, Civic Duty, Pursuit of Excellence, Personal Responsibility, and Preserving Public Trust

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Frequently Asked Questions


How can I submit feedback to CALEA regarding Genoa Township Police Department's accreditation?


What time do minors need to be home for curfew?

Genoa Township Police do not impose a curfew on minors. However, Genoa Township Parks close at dusk.

Discharging Weapons

Is hunting or target practice allowed within township limits?

Genoa Township is considered unincorporated, and Ohio Law allows hunting and recreational shooting in these areas.  If you are hunting or recreational shooting within Genoa, you must follow all applicable laws and possess the proper permits (see Ohio Department of Natural Resources for detailed laws for each).  Genoa Township also has a noise ordinance in the evenings that must be followed when shooting.


Does Genoa Township enforce a leash law?

Genoa Township police enforce the state law which requires dogs to be kept under reasonable control. Reasonable control can be maintained with a leash or other means. Learn more about Ohio law pertaining to dogs.

Home Security Systems

Do I need to register my home security system with the police? Will I incur a fee if my alarm goes off too many times?

At this time, there is no registration process for home security systems after activation. Similarly, there is no fee incurred for multiple responses for security alarms.

Noise Resolution

Noise from a neighbor is disrupting our quality of life. Is there anything the police can do to help?

The Noise Resolution prohibits noise that is plainly audible from a distance of 100 feet or more between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and the Barking Dog Resolution prohibits owners from allowing their dogs to bark or howl for a period of fifteen consecutive minutes. Call non-emergency dispatch with complaints of this nature (740-833-2800).

Officer Visits and Station Tours

How can I schedule a Police Officer to visit my community event, block party, or birthday?  Can my group tour the Police Station?


Can a car be parked along the roadside for longer than 72 hours?

So long as the vehicle is parked legally (not blocking a mailbox or driveway) and is properly registered (with current tags displayed), there is no limit to the length of time it can be parked along a public roadway. 

Pharmaceutical Disposal

Where can I dispose of old pharmaceuticals safely?

Unused drugs can create a risk of unintentional overdose or illegal abuse if not properly disposed.  However, flushing medication in the toilet can contribute to water contamination.  To safely dispose of leftover pharmaceuticals, place medication in the secure drop box located in the lobby of the Genoa Township Police Station located at 6921 Big Walnut Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. The building is open weekdays from 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. 

Please no liquid medications. 

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Suspicious Activity

I saw something unusual, but I'm not sure if it is of interest to police. What should I do with the information?

Please report any suspicious activity, vandalism, etc. You could help solve a crime.
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