Akron Police Department

  • Agency: Akron Police Department
  • Address: 217 S High St, Akron, 44308 OH
  • Chief: James Nice (Chief of Police)
Phone: 330-375-2552
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Akron Police Department is located at 217 S High St, Akron, 44308 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is James Nice. The Akron Police Department phone number is 330-375-2552.

Akron Police Department News

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Akron Police Department promoted five Officers to Sergeant: Officer Raffaele Spano, Jr., Officer Eric McDonald, Officer Christopher Lepa, Officer Leonard Stephens, and Officer Jamison Whitesel. All Officers worked very hard to earn their promotions. Congratulations on a job well done!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Girard Police Department and the family of Officer Justin Leo.

IN MEMORIAM - APD OFFICER STEPHEN J. ONDAS Officer Stephen J. Ondas passed away after being shot while attempting to make an arrest at Courtland and Orlando Avenues on October 21, 1972.

Beginning October 23rd, through December 14th, several of the Akron Public Schools will be offering Akron After School programs between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on the location. As with the normal morning and afternoon flashing of lights and slowing of traffic within the school zones, the speed limit within these zones during these periods is 20 mph and must be obeyed to maintain the safety of the children.

The 2nd Safety Forces Open House, which was held Saturday, October 14th, at Akron Fire Department Station 12 was a success. The next Safety Forces Open House will be Saturday, October 28th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Fire Station #6, 1685 S. Hawkins Ave. Come out and meet your Akron Police and Fire Departments! Akron Fire Department

Help APD Identify suspects. The suspects broke into the victim's car at the Hampton Knoll apartments, and stole her credit cards. The cards were then used at numerous area businesses. The suspects were captured on surveillance cameras at Walmart in Fairlawn attempting to use the victim’s credit card. The suspects left in a dark blue Volvo two-door with a tan top. If you have any information, please contact APD Sergeant Joyner at 330-375-2530. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspect, do not approach; call 911.

Reminder! Safety forces open house tomorrow from 11 to 1 at Fire Station #12, 1852 West Market Street

APD Community Relations Officers Jim Conley and Lauri Natko, along with Safety Pup, visited the Woodland Preschool to talk about safety. Afterwards, the kids got to explore one of our cruisers.

IN MEMORIAM: Kenmore Deputy Marshal ARTHUR A. DOUBLEDEE On October 12, 1916, Deputy Marshal Doubledee and another officer came to Akron with warrants for two prisoners who had escaped from the Kenmore jail and fled to Akron. They arrested the two men near the intersection of Steiner and Sweitzer Streets. As the marshals were leaving the area with the prisoners to board a streetcar back to Kenmore, one of the prisoners drew a knife and stabbed Doubledee. Deputy Marshal Arthur A. Doubledee died while being taken to the hospital.

Help APD Identify Aggravated Robbery suspect #17-025175. The suspect walked into Copley News on Copley Road, pointed a gun at the cashier, and demanded money. The suspect is a black male, 18-29 years old, 5’9”-5’11”, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a red and gray hooded jacket, and black pants. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspect, consider him ARMED and DANGEROUS. Do not approach; call 911.

On October 8, 2017, the Akron Police Department welcomed 12 new police officers and one reserve officer, when they took their Oath of Office in the Akron Summit County Main Library Auditorium. The new officers are: Daniel Brown, James Bush, John Casto, Kyle Farr, Christopher Holmes, Alexander McGarvey, Steven Orwick, Talmadge Patterson, Erica Rodriguez, Adam Semchee, Philip Senior, Anthony Trimble and Reserve Officer Nathan Falcone. These officers just completed their state certification and in-service program with APD. Congratulations and welcome to our new officers!

Reminder! Tonight is the Akron Police Explorers Open House! Please join us for our annual Akron Police Explorers Program Open House on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7pm-9pm at the Akron Police Department, 217 S. High Street. Our program is open to youths and young adults ages 15-20 who have an interest in law enforcement. The open house will give young adults an opportunity to see What is Law Enforcement Exploring? and decide if they would like to join our program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Help APD Identify Felonious Assault suspect #17-024537. On October 3rd, the suspect shot at the victim as she was driving down Copley Rd., striking her vehicle. The suspect is a black male, 20-30 years old, 5’9”-5’11”, 175-190 lbs., short, black hair, brown eyes, beard, wearing a blue Champion jumpsuit, blue shoes, and a gold chain. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective Bureau at 330-375-2463; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspect, consider him ARMED and DANGEROUS. Do not approach; call 911.

The Akron Police Department supports our Cleveland Indians in the ALDS playoffs. GO TRIBE!

Thank you to K9s of Valor for your donation of Narcan to our K9s, and also for the other treats!

APD Community Relations Officer Lauri Natko, along with Safety Pup, visited the preschool at Northwest Family Recreation Center this morning to talk about safety. Afterwards, the kids got to explore one of our cruisers. The Akron Fire Department was also there with one of their fire trucks. It was a fun morning for everyone!

Beginning Friday evening, September 29th, at 7 p.m., and continuing through Monday morning, October 2nd, at 6 a.m., the following lane restriction and ramp closure will occur while concrete pavement repairs are made: I-77 northbound between I-76/Kenmore Leg to just north of SR 261/V. Odom Blvd. will be reduced to one lane The ramp from I-76 eastbound/Kenmore Leg to I-77 northbound will be CLOSED. The detour for traffic on I-277 westbound will be I-76 westbound to SR 21 northbound. The detour for traffic on I-76 eastbound/Kenmore Leg will be I-76 eastbound/I-77 southbound to Main St. to Broadway St. to I-76 westbound/I-77 northbound.

Help APD Identify Theft suspects. On September 21st, the suspects went into the Next Xhibition clothing store on W. Market St., and stole $4,500 worth of clothing. Suspect #1 is a black male, 30-37 years old, 5’9”-5’11”, 170-190 lbs., short, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a gray t-shirt and blue shorts. Suspect #2 is a black male, 30-37 years old, 5’8”-5’11”, 205-230 lbs., black hair, wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweatpants, a white baseball hat, and sunglasses. The vehicle they were driving was a gold car, with a front, left donut tire or black rim. If you have any information, please contact APD Officer Morris at 330-375-2900; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc., at 330-434-COPS (2677). You can also text TIPSCO with your tips, to 274637 (Crimes). Tipsters can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please end via inbox. If you see the suspects, do not approach; call 911.

As part of the Old Main Sewer Separation (Rack 21) project, Kenmore Construction, H.R. Gray and the City of Akron plan to close the intersection of ML King Jr. Blvd. and N. Summit St. beginning Tuesday, October 3rd. Eastbound traffic will be detoured using N. High St., E. Market St. and N. Union St. Westbound traffic will be detoured using N. Union St., E. Market St. and N. Broadway. This portion of the project is currently planned to be completed by Friday, October 20th.