Delaware Police Department

  • Agency: Delaware Police Department
  • Address: 70 N Union Street, Delaware, 43015 OH
  • Chief: Russ Martin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 740-203-1100

Delaware Police Department is located at 70 N Union Street, Delaware, 43015 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Russ Martin. The Delaware Police Department phone number is 740-203-1100.

Delaware Police Department News

K9 Ollie stopped by Delcomm last night to thank the dedicated team of 911 Dispatchers for their service to the City of Delaware!! These professionals work behind the scenes and are a critical part of safety forces responding to emergencies. After a little pizza, "Dispatcher" Ollie dons the headset and "sits desk" to learn the ropes.

Community Impact Officer Austin Barnthouse (pictured) and School Resource Officer Joe Kolp recruiting the next generation of Delaware Police Officers at the Columbus State Community College's Job Fair. If you're on campus, stop by and chat with two of Delaware's best officers!

Can you identify these two people? The Delaware Police Department is investigating multiple thefts from area stores. Investigators would like to identify and talk to this man and woman. Any information about their identities or whereabouts should be directed to Officer Austin Barnthouse ( or Officer Dylan Griffin ( or call 740-203-1100 ext 2175

Suspect Arrested in the Bag o' Nails Robbery. Joseph A. Nappi, 33 of Delaware was arrested Wednesday April 4th on one charge of Robbery by the Delaware Police Dept. Nappi was arraigned on Thursday April 5th and bond set at $50,000.00 cash or surety by the Delaware Municipal Court. DPD Patrol Officers' quick response and immediate investigative steps preserved critical evidence at the scene. The Detective Division then spent many long hours reviewing the evidence, collecting information and interviewing witnesses which resulted in Nappi's arrest. If you have more information on this please contact the PD at or 740-203-1112

Come join us for Coffee with A Cop on April 21st from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the McDonald's on S. Sandusky St.

Today is Somebody's Birthday!!! 🎂 K9 Ollie is 4 years old today 🎂

Thank you to the Delaware City Schools Rutherford B. Hayes High School for inviting evidence technician Heidi Thomas to talk with students about her role at the police department, evidence collection, and forensic science.

We would like to welcome Sam Walter to the Delaware Police Department. Officer Walter took his oath of office this afternoon to start his career with the City of Delaware, Ohio - Government. He comes to us after serving with the Marion, Ohio Police Department.

Winter just won't leave the City of Delaware, Ohio - Government. The city and surrounding areas will be under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning tonight at 8:00 pm and lasting until 8:00 am tomorrow. Snow is expected. Please use caution when traveling and plan for extra time to reach your destination. Stay back from plow trucks, avoid passing them, and remember they may stop or change course while operating.

This St. Patrick’s Day, your local community officials are working tirelessly to spread the word about the dangers of drinking and driving. Choosing to refrain from this deadly and illegal behavior not only keeps you safe, but it keeps other vehicle passengers and pedestrians safe. Don’t test your luck this St. Patrick’s Day. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving; Give up the Keys!

A great day of training ahead learning about “House of Worship” safety with the Ohio Crime Prevention Association. Thank you to Delaware Grace for the use of your facility.

Have you ever wondered what the local rules are on a particular issue: traffic, parking, personal conduct, drug possession, zoning, or animal control issues? Click here: to explore a searchable version of the City of Delaware, Ohio - Government Codified Ordinances.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic will be restricted on W. Central Avenue due to a late morning commercial vehicle crash at the railroad overpass. Please use alternate routes if possible and avoid the area. On scene crews continue to facilitate the clean up, but restrictions are expected to last through rush hour.

The Delaware Police Department is offering a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD course for teen and adult women ages 14+ at the Delaware Community Center YMCA on Tuesday evenings beginning March 13th. Participants will learn strategies for risk reduction, risk avoidance, and basic hands on defense. The techniques offered in the course can be used by persons of all skill levels. Click Here: to learn more and register.

One of Delaware’s junior officers decided to wear his uniform this morning to back up Officers Barnthouse and Childs at the “Coffee with a Cop” event. The officers appreciated the support!

Join us for "Coffee with a Cop" this Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Coffeeology (43 N. Sandusky Street.) Officers will be on hand to discuss concerns, issues, or just chat about the weather.

Thanks to a generous donation by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and the K9 Defender Fund, K9 Ollie now has his own emergency medical kit. The kit contains K9 specific first aid supplies designed to treat a variety of injuries or wounds Ollie might sustain during his patrols.

Congratulations!! The Delaware Police Department 2017 "Officer of the Year" and "Civilian of the Year" awards were presented to Det. Sean Franks and Records Clerk Charlotte Cooper, respectively, at last night's awards banquet. Both are pictured with Chief of Police Bruce Pijanowski

Congratulations to our Capt. Moore on earning his CLEE designation!

There are still seats available for the "House of Worship Training" on March 10, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Topics will include: active shooter response, data protection, physical security, youth safety, and much more. Register Here: Thank you to our partners at Delaware Grace Brethren Church for providing the space for this important event.