Mission Statement

The mission of the Sylvania Police Division is to serve the citizens of Sylvania in a professional and efficient manner by providing comprehensive law enforcement services to the community, so that each citizen may be safe and secure to enjoy their pursuit and enjoyment of all lawful activities.

Police Officer/Police Cadet Position Available

The City of Sylvania Civil Service Commission is offering full testing services for ONE position of Police Officer/Police Cadet through National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN). The application and testing period is August 10, 2020 to August 23, 2020CLICK HERE for more details.

Sylvania Police Division gets certified!

Because of the many incidents around the country, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently called for all police departments, approximately 800 in all, to become certified by the Ohio Police Collaborative.  I am happy to report the Sylvania Police Division has been working on this certification process for over a year, and has now received Provisional Agency Certification.

Congratulations to Chief Rick Schnoor and the Sylvania Police Division for attaining these certifications.  Further, the Ohio Collaborative featured the Sylvania Police Division in their June, 2020 monthly newsletter.  Click here for more information!


Safety City has always been one of our favorite annual events.  However, due to COVID-19 it has become necessary that we cancel Safety City 2020.  The safety of our Teachers, Officers and our small citizens is paramount and we feel this is a necessary step to help protect our community.  If you have already signed up and paid for the program you will be refunded.  If your check has not yet been deposited we will be returning your check to you.  If you have any questions contact Sgt. Pack of the Community Affairs Division.  (419.885.8906).  We apologize for this inconvenience.

City Police Division Announcing Online Auction

The City of Sylvania  Police Division  is announcing an online auction of unclaimed/forfeited property. The auction will be held online at Auction items, including electronics and household items, will be available for viewing and bidding on this site only.  Those citizens wishing to establish any rights to the property being auctioned may do so through the City of Sylvania  Police Division , 6635 Maplewood Ave. Sylvania, OH 43560, 419-885-8905.

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