Findlay Police Department

  • Agency: Findlay Police Department
  • Address: 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 116, Findlay, 45840 OH
  • Chief: Thomas L. Renninger (Chief of Police)

Findlay Police Department is located at 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 116, Findlay, 45840 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas L. Renninger. The Findlay Police Department phone number is 419-424-7194.

Findlay Police Department News

Special thanks to the Findlay Marco's Pizza for stopping by this week and providing officers with pizza. The gesture was greatly appreciated by the guys and girls of Findlay PD.

MEDIA RELEASE: TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felonious Assault DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 03/02/18 1:39PM LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 448 Center St. Findlay, Ohio

MEDIA RELEASE TYPE OF INCIDENT: Deceased Person DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 3/1/18 1418 hrs. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 726 Carnahan Ave. Findlay

Yesterday afternoon Officer Jacob Atkins and his K9 partner "Deke" dropped by Lincoln Elementary School to meet with the 3rd grade students. Students had a chance to hear about how officers in the field utilize K9s and what it takes to be a K9 officer. Students also had a chance to see Deke in action and ask questions about being a K9 handler.

The Findlay Police Department has seen an increase in theft complaints where items are being stolen from parked vehicles. In most of these cases, the vehicles are left unlocked with items in plain view. Stolen items range from loose change to firearms. After parking your vehicle, please take a moment to secure your items before leaving and make sure to lock your doors. This will mitigate the chances of becoming a victim. Rarely are windows broken unless the items are in plain view. Also, please keep an eye out for your neighbors and report suspicious activity when you see it. This could include someone moving car to car and looking in the windows.

Request for Assistance: FPD Case 01-18-1656 The Findlay Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the male in this photograph.

MEDIA RELEASE: TYPE OF INCIDENT: Narcotics Search Warrant DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 02/15/18 0615 hrs. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 2325 E. Dundee Dr. Findlay, OH

Come out and join us this Saturday at Coffee Amici for Coffee With A Cop. We'll be there from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

MEDIA RELEASE TYPE OF INCIDENT: Homicide DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 2/11/18 12:49 AM LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 1316 Fox St. Findlay BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: Findlay Police received a 911 call from a caller at 1316 Fox St. reporting a shooting incident. Upon police arrival, a man was found with a suspected gunshot wound inside the residence. The man has been identified as Jeffrey L. Gary, age 56, from Findlay. Gary was pronounced dead at the scene by Hanco EMS. An autopsy will be performed at a later date at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office. An investigation is underway and no arrests have been made. The weapon used was not located at the scene. The unidentified suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police have interviewed the caller and are following up on other information. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Findlay Police at 419-424-7150 or the Hancock County Crime Stoppers at 419-425-8477. Tips to Crime Stoppers could result in a reward if the information leads to an arrest and prosecution. CURRERNT STATUS: Under Investigation Contact Person: Lt. Robert Ring 419-424-7164

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Westerville Ohio Police Department who had two officers killed this afternoon while responding to a domestic dispute call.

Request for Assistance: FPD Case 01-18-0681 The Findlay Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the subjects in this photograph and video. On 01/21/18 it is believed that both were involved in a quick change scam targeting area businesses. Anyone with information can contact police dispatch at (419)424-7150 and reference the above listed number, or message this page. Thanks for any assistance.

Special thanks to Devin Gallegos for creating a couple of pieces of art for the Findlay Police Department. He stopped in yesterday to present them to day shift.

NOTICE OF EXAMINATION POLICE OFFICER An open competitive examination for Police Officer for the City of Findlay is announced by the Civil Service Commission to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the cafeteria of Findlay High School located at 1200 Broad Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. (Forms can be found at the website listed below) This exam will start on time and no one will be permitted to participate once the exam has begun unless for good cause shown. Only those applicants who have returned their Civil Service Application to the Civil Service Commission before the deadline date will be permitted in the room to take the exam. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS: 1. Must be a U.S. Citizen. 2. Must be 21 years of age at the time of examination and not have reached your 35th birthday before date of hire. 3. Deadline date for filing an application with the Civil Service Commission is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018. 4. Any person who has completed service in the uniformed services, who has been honorably discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, and who is a resident of this state and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, who has completed more than one hundred eighty days of active duty service may file a certificate of service or honorable discharge, a certified copy of the applicant’s DD-214 discharge form, and upon this filing, the person shall receive additional credit of 20% of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade. A member in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes the member’s initial entry-level training shall receive a credit of 15% of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade. If DD-214 discharge form or equivalent evidence is not attached, applicant will not be contacted to ascertain its whereabouts and additional test score credit will not be given. If claiming credit for a 4 year (15%) or 2 year (10%) degree in criminal justice or law enforcement related field, or current certification as a police officer (15%), a certified transcript or copy of certificate must accompany the application. ONLY ONE CREDIT FROM THE ABOVE WILL BE PERMITTED. 5. Applicants passing the written test must pass a physical agility exam given at a later date. A minimum score of 70% is required on the written examination. The physical agility test is pass/fail. 6. Those persons who pass the written and physical agility tests shall take rank upon the eligible list as candidates in the order of their relative excellence as determined by the examination without reference to priority of the time of examination. If two or more applicants receive the same mark in an open competitive examination, priority in the time of filing the application with the director or director’s designee shall determine the order in which their names shall be placed on the eligible list, except that applicants eligible for the veteran’s or the reserve component member’s preference under section 124.23 of the Revised Code shall receive priority in rank on the eligible list over nonveterans and nonmembers of the reserve component on the list with a rating equal to that of the veteran or reserve component member. Ties among veterans or among reserve component members shall be decided by priority of filing the application. A tie between a veteran and a reserve component member shall be decided in favor of the veteran. 7. Job description available upon request. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT: 1. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license. 2. Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent. 3. Must have no criminal record other than minor traffic violations. 4. Must be fingerprinted and pass an extensive background investigation. 5. Must pass a medical exam given by a designated physician and a psychological exam given by a designated psychologist certifying that the applicant meets the physical and psychological requirements necessary to perform the duties of a police officer. Must pass a drug screen test. 6. Must pass driving tests and firearm tests within six months of appointment. 7. Must be or become a resident of Hancock County or its immediate adjoining counties within six (6) months of hire date. Applications may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission– Room 303, Mayor’s Office–Room 310, or Police Department Administration–Room 116, located in the City of Findlay Municipal Building, 318 Dorney Plaza, Findlay, Ohio, during regular business hours or by accessing the Civil Service testing page of the City of Findlay website at: A completed application and extra percentage credit forms must be received or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Applications may be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office or Mayor’s Office, mailed to the Civil Service Commission – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 303, Findlay, Ohio 45840, or submitted electronically to: Findlay Police Officers are covered by a labor agreement between the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the City of Findlay, Ohio. Beginning wage is approximately $20.23 per hour. The City of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity employer. The City of Findlay’s EEOP Short Form is available on request or for viewing on the City website. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: Charles D. Clapper, Chairman John T. Urbanski Thomas P. Kemp Deidre Ramthun, Clerk Publish: February 2, February 7, and February 10, 2018

If you are a mature person in Hancock County please consider joining us today at 50North for TRIAD. Triad is law enforcement, seniors and other community agents working together to educate on age related safety topics and safety issues affecting this demographic. Today we will hear from Kevin Shenise, Fire Prevention Expert, from the Findlay Fire Department. We meet at 1 pm. Hope to see you there.

The Findlay Police Department has been seen an influx of scams involving the "Short Change Scam". This scam basically targets cashiers and businesses where the suspect(s) ask for change to be broken down over a series of transactions. This results in more money being given away than should be. To avoid this scam, educate cashiers on how the scam works and encourage them to take their time and slow down. One transaction should be completed at a time and be mindful of more than one person working together to distract the cashier. For additional information on how the scam works, visit the link below:

The Findlay Police Department would like to thank the Findlay Chipotle for generously dropping off quite a few burritos for the guys and gals to enjoy. Great food and a great donation from Chipotle. Thanks again!

Request for Assistance: FPD Case 01-17-12553 The Findlay Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the subjects in these photographs.

Come out and join us this Friday for Coffee With A Cop. We'll be at Coffee Amici from 10:00 to Noon to answer any questions you might have.

Please share this information for those in need: Chief John Dunbar and Lt. Jim Mathias talk on the formation of the Quick Response Team (QRT) in Findlay, Ohio. The purpose of the program is to make contact with those that have overdosed and provide them with outreach support to prevent future incidents. Family members or those looking for treatment can contact the QRT Hotline at (419)306-6534 or dial 211. More information can be found here:

MEDIA RELEASE: UPDATE TYPE OF INCIDENT: Felonious Assault DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 12/16/17 0238 hrs. LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Walnut Saloon, 335 Walnut St. Findlay, OH

MEDIA RELEASE: The Findlay Police Department recently promoted Officer Jason Morey to the position of Patrol Sergeant. Sgt. Morey was sworn in by Mayor Lydia Mihalik at the Findlay Municipal Building on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the snow, but be safe on the roads.

Special thank you to the Popps family from Lighthouse Church for dropping of some Christmas goodies to second shift tonight.

Yesterday morning (12/17/2017) officers, friends and family from the Findlay Police Department, along with several other agencies participated in the annual Fort Findlay F.O.P. Lodge 20 “Shop With A Cop” program. This program pairs officers with children to provide gifts for the holidays. This was the 15th year for the program in Findlay and to date has taken over 1600 children shopping, spending in excess of $320,000. The Fort Findlay FOP Lodge is comprised mostly of FPD employees, however we also had members from the McComb Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock County Park District and State of Ohio Fire Marshal's office participate. The FOP funds this program through donations from area businesses and residents, with Meijer being the largest donating business for the past 10 years. Thanks to everyone involved with the program and who donated to this worthy cause. Also thanks to Denise Ashley for the photographs.

Come out and join us this Saturday for Coffee With A Cop. We'll be at Coffee Amici from 9:00 to 11:00 AM to answer questions you might have.