Canton Police Department

  • Agency: Canton Police Department
  • Address: 221 E Marietta St, Canton, 30114 GA
  • Chief: Todd Vande Zande (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: 770-720-4883
Fax: 770-345-1409

Canton Police Department is located at 221 E Marietta St, Canton, 30114 GA. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Todd Vande Zande. The Canton Police Department phone number is 770-720-4883.

Canton Police Department News

Can you identify this individual? The pictured individual is wanted for questioning in reference to shoplifting that occurred on November 4, 2017. The suspect took a Dyson fan valued at $449.00. The suspect was then seen leaving in a small, older model pickup truck that is red in color. If you have any information as to the identity of this individual, please contact Detective Tom Priest at the Canton Police Department. Phone: 770 720-4883 E-Mail:

Happy Anniversary! Today, Sgt. Jesse Hamilton has been with the department for five (5) years. Thank you sir for your leadership and dedication to our agency and community we serve. Continue to make a noble difference everyday!

For the month of November, Canton Police officers will be straying away from the traditional uniform look for a good cause. Don’t be surprised if you see a bearded Canton Officer this month or a female officer with painted nails. Officers who choose to participate in “no shave November”, will donate $25.00 to the department’s “Shop with a Cop” program. Stay tuned for the end of the month pics. Photos by Stan Oliver

Update: The accident has been cleared and all lanes are now open. Previous Post:. Expect delays near Marietta Highway & Knox Bridge due to a motorcycle/car accident. More details to follow when available.

The Raminator vs CantonPDnator

Please help us welcome Officer Weston Elrod to the Canton Police Department. Today, Officer Elrod was sworn in by Judge Thomas A. Roach Jr. at Canton City Hall. Officer Elrod is a recent graduate of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Cherokee. He will spend the upcoming months in the department's Field Training Officer (FTO) program, which provides a foundation for learning that prepares new officers to familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures of the organization. Officer Elrod will begin to navigate his way in the city and start to interact with the citizens to build relationships in our community. The FTO program also provides a foundation for learning that prepares officers for the complexities of policing today and in the future. Chief Mark J. Mitchell stated, “We truly believe Officer Elrod will be a very good fit for our department and community. He has the mindset we need to make a noble difference with our organization and citizens we engage with every day.” Pictures by Stan Oliver

We had a great time meeting everyone tonight!

A battle between Wonder Woman and Officer Salas

Trick or Treaters out and about on Crisler Street tonight. Sweet kids have already collected a lot of candy!

Looks like Captain Turner is doing some trick or treating tonight.

During our Halloween patrols in Towne Mill this evening, we met a bucket, a bunny, super heroes and a hot dog. Please say “Hi” to our Officers as we patrol the city tonight passing out candy and working to make sure everyone is safe.

It was nice to meet Otis and his family in the River Green Subdivision. Otis was dressed as an escaped prisoner.

Canton Officers and Cherokee County Fire Department are on scene at a residential structural fire on Hickory Ridge Road. The house is known to be vacant and the fire department is actively working to put the fire out. The cause the fire is currently unknown.

Canton Police use Technology to Prevent Vehicle Chase A suspect driving a SUV attempted to flee a traffic stop and hide from Canton Police Officers, but was surprised when he was located by law enforcement after he thought he had escaped. Canton police are now using deployable Starchase, LLC GPS tracking devices to avoid the chance of putting the public at risk by engaging in a potentially dangerous car chase. The technology is placed as a unit on the front of patrol vehicles and projects a GPS tracking device that clings to the back of the suspect’s vehicle and tracks the direction that the vehicle is heading. Canton Officers first used the new StarChase equipment on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at approximately 12:20 AM after attempting a traffic stop. An Officer had stopped a vehicle, which did not have working taillights and while attempting to get the driver to comply, the suspect drove away. Another Canton officer, who was nearby, was able to locate the vehicle, which was travelling with the flow of traffic on Interstate 575 southbound where he also attempted to stop the driver using his blue lights. The driver did not stop and the officer then deployed a Star Chase GPS beacon onto the rear of the driver’s vehicle with success. Using the Star Chase GPS beacon, officers tracked the vehicle using real time information and successfully take him into custody by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies. "We are extremely grateful to have been able to purchase this important equipment. We strongly believe the utilization of the two (2) systems will further enhance our efforts to protect our community, help maintain the safety of our Officers and strengthen our ability to apprehend individuals involved in criminal activity,” stated Police Chief Mark Mitchell. Canton Police acquired the two GPS tracking devices this past summer and will be utilizing the technology to prevent future police pursuits.

A community message from Canton Police Chief, Mark J. Mitchell about upcoming events.

We had the opportunity to meet these sweet children as we patrolled Etowah Park this afternoon.

Thank you @cantonfirstumc for the wonderful lunch and dinner you provided. We are blessed to live in a very generous and supportive community.

Due to the high chance of rain, Police in the Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 9AM-1PM

We were proud to be part of Northside Cherokee Hospital's "Pancake Breakfast". Local law enforcement agencies came together to serve pancakes to the hospital staff. We are very fortunate to have such a great Hospital in our community. #serveothers

The Canton Police Department is actively looking for a 16 year old runaway by the name of Bryson Medlin. Bryson was last seen at the Country Inn and Suites in Canton where he was staying under DFACS custody. If you have any information pertaining to this case or the whereabouts of this individual, please contact 911 or the Canton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division @ 770-720-4883.

Yesterday evening, October 23, the Canton Moose Lodge hosted it's annual Community Service Awards Banquet to honor the best in Public Service. Members of the Canton Moose Lodge presented awards to several of our employees. We would like to congratulate the following employees: Sgt. Jesse Ray - Officer of the Year (Investigations Division) Officer Taylor Lilley - Officer of the Year (Uniform Patrol Division) Mr. Stan Oliver - Volunteer of the Year Thank you all for your excellent service to our department and the community we serve!

Happy Birthday to Sgt. Jesse Ray! Thank you sir for your diligence and hard work for our agency and community we serve. What you do makes a noble difference everyday!

Thank you Chick-fil-A for allowing us to have #CoffeewithaCop with you all this morning!

Come by Chick-fil-A (130 Keith Drive) this morning for #CoffeewithaCop!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!