Wapakoneta Police Department

  • Agency: Wapakoneta Police Department
  • Address: 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, 45895 OH
  • Chief: Russel L Hunlock (Chief of Police)

Wapakoneta Police Department is located at 701 Parlette Court, Wapakoneta, 45895 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Russel L Hunlock. The Wapakoneta Police Department phone number is 419-738-2222.

Wapakoneta Police Department News

Thank you to all the Veterans who are serving or have served in the past! We appreciate your dedication to our country! Several of our Officers have served: Joseph Welker - Marines Patrick Green - Marines Kevin Prenger - Army Cody Stanfill - Army John Dunham Jr. - Air Force Mark Bell - Marines Donnie Rohrbaugh - Army God Bless our Veterans!

Congratulations to Officer Jordan Reineke for being recognized during the Annual Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Awards. Jordan was given the Service Personnel of the Year Award. Officer Reineke was nominated because of his volunteerism with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddies Program, Make-A-Wish And Special Olympics along with other contributions to our community. Jordan is certified as a School Resource Officer. The kids love him and can’t wait to see him to tell them how they are doing! Congratulations Officer Reineke on your award! It is well deserved!

Last evening we held the 3rd Annual Make-A-Wish Charity Basketball Game against the Wapakoneta Fire Department. The final tally collected has not been finalized but we would like to acknowledge the generosity of others who helped make this event possible. Thank you to Brad Rex and Wapakoneta City Schools for allowing us to host the event. We would like to thank the Band Boosters for running the concession stands and donating money back to Make-A-Wish. Of course the event wouldn’t be the same without Mr. Wolke announcing the game and Kevin Bowersock running the scoreboard. Referees Chris Ewald, Mark Maus and Dick Anderson took a lot of lip from the guys but enjoyed giving it back! Thank you Judy DuBois and staff at Auglaize Embroidery for helping make the shirts and donating proceeds to the event. Mike and Tracy Koenig spearhead this event and are instrumental in granting the wishes of each child we sponsor. Alex Eisert, Andrew Augsburger and Renee Place worked the crowd for 50/50 tickets and the winner donated the winnings back. Lastly, we thank you the public for coming out to show support. Several Officers dusted off their basketball shoes for the evening and a few never played the game before but wanted to be a part of the event. We hope you enjoyed the evening and walked away seeing how much Wapakoneta Police Department and Fire Department cares for our community!

Hard to get all the minions to pose for the camera!

Thank you Renee Place and Andrew Augsburger for helping out tonight with Make-A-Wish Charity Basketball Game. Renee is Superintendent of Auglaize County DD. Andrew is Assistant Prosecutor with Auglaize County! We appreciate your service and commitment to our community.

Let’s get ready to rumble.....

Wapakoneta Electric Department lending a helping hand to our neighboring county. Prayers for everyone who was impacted by the storms yesterday!

IT"S GAME DAY!!! Free to the Public! Representing the Wapakoneta Police Department is as follows: Kevin Prenger, Jordan Reineke, Jared Clark, Joseph Welker, Patrick Green, Jimmy Cox, John Dunham Jr, Cody Stanfill and Nikolas Soder. Coached by Chief Calvin Schneider. Representing the Wapakoneta IAFF Local 973 is as follows: Brodie Liming, Patrick Mullen, Marcus Reineke, Kevin Bellman, Nick Schmitz, Eric Sammetinger, Zach Heinfeld, Jake Shively and Brennen Metzger.

Auglaize County under tornado warning until 3:15. Take cover; please only call into our department if you have an emergency!!

Mercer County is under a TORNADO WARNING! Keep an eye on the weather; this is a fast moving storm.

Reminder: Turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 5th at 02:00 A.M.

Our “fam” club has grown since last years Guns and Hoses Basketball game!! Stop out and see who will be wearing blue tutus this year!!

On November 6th, Members of the Wapakoneta Police Department and Wapakoneta Fire Department will be playing a basketball game to benefit Make-A-Wish. This year the money we raise will assist with granting wishes for children from Spencerville, Waynesfield and Ottawa Glandorf. Earlier this year, our Honorary Captain was able to swim with the dolphins in Florida. This wish could not have been possible without our community's generosity.

Good Luck tonight Lady Skins!!

Open to the public! Come out on November 6th and Support Make-A-Wish!

Officer Dunham loves hugs!! ❤️

Trick or Treat at Wapakoneta Police Department!!

Today, Shannon Place was sworn in as Lieutenant with the Wapakoneta Police Department. Shannon is the first female Lieutenant with our agency. Shannon was promoted to Lieutenant due to a vacancy being opened after Calvin Schneider was named Police Chief. Shannon was hired by former Police Chief Russel Hunlock in 2009. Shannon's Field Training Officer was Chief Calvin Schneider. Lieutenant Place is very accomplished; she is an Instructor for Radar/Lidar, Blue Courage and ALICE. Lieutenant Place is also a FTO (Field Training Officer) and had been involved with Grand Lake Task Force. Shannon also received certification in CIT(Crisis Intervention Training). Congratulations Lieutenant Shannon Place.

COSTUME CONTEST Stop by the Police Department at 7:15 for a costume contest during Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 26th. We will award best costume for both a boy and girl in the following age groups: Ages 0-3 Ages 4-6 Ages 7-9 Ages 10-12 Prizes were donated by: Wapakoneta YMCA, Coffe Amor, Dairy Queen, Wapa Theatre, Family Video and Auglaize County Dog Warden. Hope to see you there!

This years theme... Follow the yellow brick road to Wapakoneta Police Department for the “Wizard of WapakOZneta” Several members of the Police Department will be in costume for Trick or Treat this year!

1st Annual HOWL-OWEEN Costume Contest Stop out on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 to 7:30 during Trick or Treat hours. Bring your canine to the Police Department at 7:15 for the contest. Two lucky winners will be announced after the kids costume event. We ask that your dog be kid friendly due to the large amount of kids that will be on hand. Prizes were donated by Heartland Animal Clinic in Wapakoneta.