The North Canton Police Department is made up of twenty-four full-time and one part-time sworn police officers, and seven full-time and four part-time communications dispatchers. The services provided by the sworn officers of the department include patrol operations, traffic enforcement, investigations, community policing and a special response team. The Communications Division of the North Canton Police Department handles telephone calls (911 and routine) and dispatching for the North Canton Police and Fire Department /Emergency Medical Services (NCFD / EMS).
“The North Canton Police Department is committed to protect and serve the public with fairness, impartiality, and respect in accordance with the law, with the goal of making The City of North Canton a safe and desirable place to live, work, and visit.”
To effectively respond to the evolving challenges created by a growing community that continues to maintain a low crime rate and high quality of life. Deliver policing that responds to the needs of the community and engages them to share in the responsibility of keeping North Canton a great community. The North Canton Police Department is a professional organization continually seeking opportunities to serve our community through crime prevention involving education followed by implementation, perfecting the efficiency of our police department operations and providing excellent customer service.
We believe in acting honestly, ethically, legally, morally, and making wise and informed decisions. If we make a mistake, we admit it, take corrective measures, and accept responsibility for our actions and our own problems. We work only for the public good and toward the accomplishment of the departmental mission, never seeking personal advantage. By action, we exemplify all of the departmental values.
We strive to maintain the highest standards of fairness, credibility, and professionalism when interacting with the citizens we serve. We endeavor to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate as a partner with the community to create a better quality of life.
We believe the best way to enhance our services is to talk with and listen to others, both employees and the citizens we serve. We believe productive decisions result from seeking the input of employees and hearing the concerns of citizens.
We are committed to maintaining a mutual respect and trust among all employees. We believe in, foster, and support teamwork to accomplish our mission.
We identify problems and seek long-term solutions. We are committed to problem-solving using fact, rather than emotions, to drive decisions. We are willing to take risks by challenging the status quo. All employees are part of the shared vision and direction, seeking feedback and participation from all levels of the organization and the community. We strive to improve our methodology and examine processes.
We are committed to making the right decisions, the right way, and for the right reasons. We accomplish this by creating leaders that communicate effectively, have high moral and ethical standards, and have the capability of effective problem solving. As leaders, all employees strive to ensure teamwork, accept responsibility through accountability, and to provide the optimum service.