Youngstown Police Department

  • Agency: Youngstown Police Department
  • Address: 116 West Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503 OH
  • Chief: Jimmy F Hughes (Chief of Police)

Youngstown Police Department is located at 116 West Boardman Street, Youngstown, 44503 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Jimmy F Hughes. The Youngstown Police Department phone number is 330.742.8926.

Youngstown Police Department News

Congratulations to Officer Joe Wess on your recent retirement. Joe retired from the department after 37 years of police service with Youngstown P.D. During his tour of duty Joe worked in Vice, Traffic and Patrol divisions, retiring will a member of Day Turn Blue. Joe is married to Flo, who he often lovingly joked about frequently on the job. The north side of town will miss his ebullient sense of humor and dedication to service.

Thank you for reposting the video of the fight near Taft School. The incident will be investigated.

Just a reminder. The speed limit in the 680 construction zone is reduced to 40mph. Fines in the 680 construction zone will be doubled.

Youngstown police towed a car from downtown Youngstown yesterday (Thursday) for unpaid parking tickets. City ordinance permits the towing of vehicles that have overdue parking tickets against it (over 30 days). In this case there were over 200 unpaid tickets, totaling over $6,000.

OFFICER RODNEY LEWIS Congratulations to Officer Rodney Lewis on his retirement. Rodney retired last week after more than 38 years of service. Rodney was assigned to the Jail Unit. Prior to that Officer Lewis was assigned to the Patrol Division and he also worked the old Vice Squad.

Det. Ralph Goldich

The Youngstown Police is sad to announce the passing of retired YPD officer, Detective Ralph Goldich. Ralph joined the department on March 1, 1956. He retired from the PD on November 21, 1980 after 24 years of dedicated service to the community. With law enforcement in his blood, Ralph could not stay away from the job, and joined the YSU police department where he rose through the ranks to become a lieutenant. He retired from YSU after 15 years of service there.

711 on ramps from 680 continues to be shut down. 711 can be accessed from Rte. 422.

Dom Carbon, YPD Retired 1984

We are sorry to announce the passing of retired Youngstown Police Officer Dominic Carbon. Dominic retired from YPD in 1984 after 29 years of service . He was also a retired Navy veteran. Dom worked the patrol division most of his time on the job.

Jogging is an extremely popular form of aerobic exercise. Unfortunately, we've all seen stories about joggers being mugged, assaulted, or worse. If you'd like to prevent yourself from becoming another statistic, take heed of these precautions. 1. Leave it Home To make yourself a less desirable target, don't carry valuables such as your wallet, watch, cell phone and jewelry (including your wedding ring) when running. Likewise, if you do like to jog to music, don't carry a super-expensive radio or media player with you. If you aren't carrying anything of value, thieves will have one less reason to choose you. 2. Safety in Numbers Criminals prefer solitary victims. Jog with friends if possible. If you own a dog, take him along. The exercise is great for him, and it's another problem for a would-be attacker. If you aren't able to go jogging with other people, at least tell someone (preferably someone who lives with you) what route you are taking and when you expect to be back. 3. Follow the Light If your schedule only permits you to jog before sunrise or after sunset, be sure to stick to streets with lots of street lights. Also, streets with high volumes of traffic increase the chance of a criminal being identified or apprehended, and they know that. 4. Mix it Up Don't jog the exact same route at the same time every day. Many criminals like to plan an assault in advance, and you're making it too easy for them if they know they'll see you at a certain location at a specific time each day. 5. Stay In the Clear Wooded areas or urban settings with a lot of parked vehicles, dumpsters, mailboxes, alleys, and other visual barriers can be perfect hiding places for all kinds of evildoers. When you're out in the open you can see what's around you, which gives you the time to react appropriately should someone approach you in a suspicious manner. 6. Go Against the Flow Run so that you are facing the vehicle traffic, whether you're jogging in the street or on the sidewalk. This will allow you to assess any car approaching you for potential danger. 7. Pay Attention Visually scan every approaching person or vehicle, remaining aware of any suspicious behavior. Listen for cars decelerating or speeding up for no apparent reason. 8. Uncover Your Ears** In tip number 1, we suggested that you not carry an expensive radio or media player. But we would very strongly advise you not to carry any device that requires wearing headphones at all. It's very easy for someone to sneak up behind you unbeknownst to you if your ears are filled with music. Additionally, there are dangers from cars and bicyclists if you remove your hearing from the equation. If you absolutely must have music when running, consider sticking to the treadmill. Please take these tips to heart. Just implementing a few simple precautions can make a big difference as to whether or not a criminal decides you're fair game. ** Winter headgear should still allow you to hear outside noises

Patrolman Richard Baldwin is VFW’s officer of the year Richard T. Baldwin, a patrolman with the Youngstown Police Department, acknowledged with a smile that part of the reason he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1973 was the uniform. When his tour in the Marines ended, Baldwin continued to wear uniforms — military and law enforcement — the rest of his life, leading to his being selected as the Department of Ohio Veterans of Foreign War’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2011-2012. He will be recognized this weekend at the VFW Mid-Winter Conference in Columbus for his military and community service. Baldwin, 57, will receive plaques, one bearing his name and another for display at the police department, and $300 for the charity of his choice. “I am very proud of the award. It is exciting to represent the Youngstown Police Department in a good way,” he said. Baldwin served in the Marines from 1973 to 1977 during the Vietnam War era, but was not deployed to Vietnam. Baldwin, who joined YPD in 1986, was a member of the Youngstown Tactical Response Team (SWAT), FBI Crisis Response Team, Violent Crimes Task Force Fugitive Unit, Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, and the U.S. Marshals Task Force and Fugitive Unit. During his career, he attended numerous FBI training seminars. He also completed SWAT training and several drug investigation, gang, cultural diversity and hate-crime courses during his career. Born and reared in Youngstown, Baldwin, the son of Richard J. of Austintown and the late Mary Lou Baldwin, graduated in 1973 from Chaney High School, where he now works two days a week as a security officer. On receiving the Ohio VFW Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, Baldwin said, “There are many, many outstanding police officers. I really appreciate the honor. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Congratulations to Captain William Powel and Sgt. Ishmael Caraballo upon their retirement. Bill and Ish joined both retired Monday after 34 years of service each. Ish was a turn supervisor on C-Patrol, the night shift. He served most of his 34 years on the job in the patrol division, with a very brief tour in the YPD Crime Laboratory. He described himself as ‘blue through and through’. Ish was the recipient of many departmental awards including several meritorious service citations. Bill was the commander in charge of A-Patrol, the day shift. He spent many of his years working in specialize units and was cited many times for meritorious service. Thank you for your many years of service.

The YPD Master Cruiser patrolled with 4 officers.

Debbie Jones

Officer Robert Kuti

Christmas party for A-Turn officers. Rear row Tulips, Colleen, Dave, Big Daddy, Rusty and Ken Front row: Dan, Terry, Bob and Esh. Bob (center front is retiring at the end of December after serving over 33 years).

Word of Caution With the inevitable arrival of our first snowfall, there are some things you should be aware of. We live in Northeast Ohio… SNOWS…roads get slippery…. It is our responsibility to drive to the conditions, not necessarily the actual speed limit. If the roads are bad….SLOW down. Many accidents can be avoided if vehicles would drive according to the weather, both rain and snow. Bad weather will not be a defense to being issued a citation. There are certain areas in the city that seem to have a high proportional number of crashes, specifically 711 and IR 680. Understand this and drive accordingly, slow down and give yourself room for evasive action should it be needed. Secondly, the vast majority of the fatalities that I have investigated may have had a different outcome had the individuals been wearing seatbelts. It is my experience that speed and non-use of seatbelts are the leading contributing factors to our fatality rate. The seatbelt issue is not new and some individuals refuse to wear them citing freedom issues. I will just say that the seatbelt was not invented for your inconvenience; it was developed after much research from crash stats that tell us why people die in crashes. I can only ask that you think about that when you start your vehicle, because I hate to meet you in the course of my job. Sgt. Garcar, Accident Investigator

Motorists on Mahoning Avenue using curb lanes for turning

We are sad to report the passing of retired YPD John "Big John" Averhart, brother of Sgt. Lou Averhart (ret). Officer Averhart retired from the department in 1993. In addition to the uniformed division Big John also worked Vice and Internal Affairs.

HOLIDAY PARADE DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN Saturday December 3rd. Expect detours and delays between 2pm-5pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be a part of the parade

Traffic Fatalities in Youngstown