Massillon Police Department

  • Agency: Massillon Police Department
  • Address: 2 James Duncan Plaza, S.E. Suite 1, Massillon, 44646 OH
  • Chief: Robert Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 330-830-1753
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Massillon Police Department is located at 2 James Duncan Plaza, S.E. Suite 1, Massillon, 44646 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Williams. The Massillon Police Department phone number is 330-830-1753.

Massillon Police Department News

Afternoon shift was conducting roll call today and we could smell this delicious aroma coming from upstairs. Well, what could it be? Roll call was concluded and officers went to investigate the source of the smell. However, the doors to the area the smell led them to were locked. Peaking thru the windows, officers noticed MPD dayshift officers smashing on some delicious BBQ! After a short negotiation the dayshift officers finally let the afternoon shift officers in to share in the feast. I think the afternoon shift officers have to clean cruisers or polish boots or something! I would like to thank Megan Laubacher from Mission BBQ for providing us with the delicious food! I also got a point of contact for some future OVI checkpoints (in case anyone from the task force reads this post). Thanks again to all the folks at Mission BBQ! Be Safe! U-105

A rumor has been floating around about the Street Department being out of salt for the roadways. I don't know if that rumor was true or not, but a birdie told me they will be working on clearing roads tomorrow. Be Safe! U105

Many of you asked me to share pics after retirement. Sure thing. I can certainly share them from time to time. I enjoy photography. I recently invested in some Carhartt waterproof boots. Put them to use along the snow-covered trails in “T County” yesterday. Lt Maier will continue to keep you updated on daily business & general madness. Lol The O-H during the winter months is cold, but scenic. Enjoy the pics :) Sgt B Muntean (Retired)

For the Canal Fulton Peeps: Photo by Cliff Franks (Buckeye Drone)...

I'll let the MPD Peeps have some fun with this one. I've been on paid leave since the 3rd. Today is my first official day of retirement. So I thought this pic of Sheriff Buford T Justice was appropriate. Love that guy. Such a classic. Fill in the blank. Be creative...keep it clean, or at least try. Lol Be safe out there... Sgt B Muntean (Retired)

Congratulations! Enjoy your retirement. U105

I promised all of you I’d post some pics from time to time on here. All of these pics were taken with an iPhone X. Hope life is treating all of you well. I’ve been busy working on my book that I’m writing (about my experiences as a police officer in Massillon, OH). It’s a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but I’ll get it done one way or another. Nothing worth it is easy. Once it's all done, I’ll definitely post an update with information on how to purchase. I’d like to have a hardback version as well as a Kindle format. As previously posted, half of whatever I clear will go to a fund for underprivileged kids to go to with our MPD officers on the annual trip to Washington, DC. Well, stay warm, stay positive, and as always....stay safe! Sgt B Muntean (Retired)

On January 10th, 2018 at around 2330 hours, Massillon Police Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Auburn Ave NW, for a 911 hang up. Officers were informed the female caller advised someone broke into the residence. Upon arrival, information was provided to officers that the female was being held at gunpoint, and that the female had to escape onto the roof of the residence to get away from the suspect. Further information was provided that the suspect was armed with a shotgun. Canton Regional SWAT was contacted to deploy and assist MPD with what was thought to be a possible hostage situation. The Massillon Fire Department arrived on scene with an extension ladder and Massillon Police Officers were able to get the female victim down from the roof to safety. Thus, changing the incident from a possible hostage situation to a barricaded subject. Once SWAT arrived negotiations took place with the male suspect inside and after sometime the suspect came out of the residence without further incident. The incident was resolved on January 11th, 2018 around 0215 hours. The suspect was taken into custody and later booked into the Stark County Jail. Due to an ongoing investigation into this incident, no names or further information will be released at this time. I would like to take a moment to provide some thanks. I would like to thank the Canton Regional SWAT Team, the Massillon Fire Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and RED Center Dispatch. I would like to commend and thank Sgt. Smith, Sgt. Rogers, Ptl. Brown, Ptl. Miller, Ptl. Kruger, Ptl. Manos, and Ptl. Moody. These officers of the Massillon Police Department showed extreme courage, compassion, commitment, and patience. I'm very proud of these officers! Lt. Maier U105

This big guy is missing his home. He was found in the 800 BLK of Green Ave SW and does not have a collar on. Any information on the owner of the dog or where he belongs please contact Stark County Humane Society. U105

Just wanted to say thank you to Ptl. Ogletree U-128 for making time for community policing. Thank you sir. U-132

The Massillon Police Deparment offers free Vacation Check services. All you have to do is contact the RED Center at 330-832-9811 or go to redcenter.us (Forms) and asked to have your house put on the Vacation Check List. The RED Center will then forward the information to the Massillon Police Department. Officers will periodically check your residence while you are away. This is a great services if you are going to be away for awhile. Enjoy your vacations and let MPD check on your house! Stay Safe! U105

Massillon City Street Department was contacted late this evening for road conditions. They are working hard to salt the roads again. The roads are still slick in certain areas. Please drive for the road conditions. Just some friendly advice for your morning commute. Stay Safe! U105

Hey just a FYI, Gold’N Krisp is NOT closing. That’s a internet rumor and I have proof! My fellow officers gave me a bag on my last day on duty! Lol Hey, just a FYI, many have asked. I’ll keep access to this Facebook site for a little while. I’m about 2/3 way done writing my book about my experiences as a Massillon Police Officer. I’m working on it as we speak. Once it’s done, I’ll post a link on here to purchase a copy. My plan is to donate half of whatever I clear to a fund we already have set up at a local bank which pays for underprivileged kids to go with MPD to Washington DC every year. Stay warm. Be safe. Sgt B Muntean

Thanks for all of your kind comments yesterday. Wanted to show you this. The City of Massillon sells us our duty weapons for $1 at retirement as a way of thanking us for our service. Our union assumes all engraving costs. Here’s my Smith & Wesson M&P 9. Bonnie’s Engravers (Mike Fall) did a wonderful job on it. I was very pleased with it and told him I’d post a pic of his artwork. I’ll keep it forever. Thank you. 👮🇺🇸💙 Sgt B Muntean

A huge thank you to my fellow officers. They treated me good my entire career up to and including my last day. They were there for me on the streets and they were there for me as I walked out the door today for the last time. They threw me a huge Kraus’ Pizza party, and apparently they knew about my Best Buy shopping addiction, as they got me a very generous gift card, too. I plan on getting myself a nice Apple laptop. I thank them all for being so kind to me during my career. Massillon, you’re in good hands. Peace 👮✌️ Sgt B Muntean

Dispatchers from the RED Center. I told them this morning: Thank you for always knowing what I was doing...even when I didn’t. Lol Sgt B Muntean

Prayers to Brent Offenbecher and his family. Brent passed away last week. When I was a child, we would play back yard football and my Uncle Chris Marchand would play the part of Massillon Tiger QB Brent Offenbecher. He was our idol. A Massillon Tiger Legend. God Bless you Brent. 🙏 Sgt B Muntean

Midnight shift crew. Awesome group of men. I’ll miss them, but Massillon is in good hands. Trust me on that one. Sgt B Muntean

“Final Roll Call 2017” A beautiful tribute to those who gave “The Ultimate Sacrifice” this past year. God Bless all of them. U-70 https://youtu.be/46p68byXX2o

Just a FYI, they are selling these really sweet clothes racks. Usually in the sporting goods section. $500, but they’re very sturdy...will hold towels and everything. Lol Happy New Year! Sgt B Muntean

NY Eve and almost a full moon. Be safe out there tonight. Photo taken with a Nikon P900 @ 2000mm zoom. Happy New Year :) Sgt B Muntean

Just wanted to fill all of you in…my last day on duty is this Wednesday 3Jan2018 (retiring). I am not sure where to start, but here goes: People always say, “Thank you for your service”. My response would be, “Thank you for allowing me to serve”. I say that because that means God (and the public) trusted me to do so. Believe me that it was a huge honor. It’s an experience that I’ll always treasure. It was a dream of mine since I was thirteen years old. My dream of being a police officer in the county I grew up in came true. You can’t ask for anything more than that from a career. I was truly blessed. I’d like to start out by thanking the public. One thing I will never forget is how kind all of you were to all of us when times were tough for law enforcement. When there literally was a “War on Cops”. Or at least that’s what we were being told…your actions told me otherwise. You brought us gifts. Your kids brought us homemade cards. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts wanted tours of our station. When we were in the drive-thru line, you silently paid for our orders. You were watching us, and we knew it. That meant a lot to us. Perhaps more than you realize. Thank you kindly. To my fellow officers: The thoughts in my head are many, but what really sticks out is this: There are many things that can take you out during a law enforcement career. Bullets are only one of them. We all know what those things are. To make it well over two decades in a relatively busy environment like this without any major complications is nearly impossible, it seems. There is no doubt in my mind that your back-up and support were huge factors in me making it. Many thoughts have gone thru my head lately, like this one: When I was on midnight shift for twelve years, and going after drunks, I stopped thousands of cars. Who knows what COULD have happened if that back-up car didn’t show up while I was on the side of the highway at 3am with a suspect. And you know what? That back-up car was ALWAYS there. ALWAYS. They NEVER let me down. They NEVER left me alone. Not ONE TIME. I owe my fellow officers everything for that. They got me thru a very difficult career. I thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart. I’d also like to thank MPD Chief Mark Weldon (retired) and Hartville PD Chief George Dragovich (retired). They both hired me and gave me a chance. To my family: My Mom operated on the “tough love” theory. I’ve said it many times that she made my life so much easier. She prepared me mentally for this career. No doubt about it. She actually didn’t want me to be a police officer. She actually wanted me to be a math teacher (Sorry, Mom. Calculus 3 put me over the edge). As a mother, she worried about me my entire career. I understand. I do. But I know she was proud of me. That’s all that matters. My Dad: He legally adopted me at the vulnerable age of three. I didn’t actually realize what an impact he had on my life until about five years into this career, where more often than not, a father was not present in the homes I was being sent to repeatedly. Not saying that a single mom cannot do it themselves, because they can, and often they DO. But I’ll just say that I am convinced that he saved me a lot of headaches by doing something he did not have to do when I needed him the most. Thank you, Dad. My brother…Dennis is a police officer in Canal Fulton and is the School Resource Officer there. Having a sibling that can relate to you during your career is priceless. He allowed me to vent at 3am when we were both on midnight shift. He also gave me some really adorable nieces and nephews. Thanks, Den. My brother Ian is in Germany. I plan to visit him once I am retired. We’ve always had a close relationship, which is priceless. I have many good memories with him in California. Ian served in the USAF and also gave me three nieces / nephews. Thanks, Eebie. My sister-in-laws: My sister-in-law Ana Marie Muntean is a Senior Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, looking to get promoted to the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant very soon. She’s stationed in Germany (Ramstein Air Base). Ali Muntean is assigned as a SRO with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office (Plain Local Schools). I am proud of both of them. I thank them for providing me with such beautiful nieces and nephews and for being the sisters that I never had. My uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends: Thanks for listening to all my “cop stories”. That was my way of venting. Thanks for listening. In closing, I thank all of you for your support and would ask just one favor from all of you: that you remember all of the officers in this country who did not make it. If you would be so kind, please take a few minutes and say a prayer for them and their families. God Bless… Sgt B Muntean

Took a walk downtown. Nothing like a fresh snowfall. Stay Humble. Stay Kind. And stay warm :) Sgt B Muntean

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Just a shout out to our dispatchers @ RED Center: Thank you for all of your hard work. As a rookie, I had to work radio (against my own will) and well...without going into detail, I’ll just say it was an interesting experience. Lol They have a lot going on there. It’s non-stop. MPD handles over 30,000 calls for service consistently every year and all those calls go thru the RED Center initially. And they dispatch for multiple agencies. It’s a stressful job, to say the least. Many times, the work that a dispatcher does can save the life of an officer or another citizen. Their job is crucial. Again, thanks guys and girls. Your work is appreciated. Sgt B Muntean