- Police Units
Community Service Officer, Ed Young handles many of the tasks performed by the prior Animal Control Officer’s position as well as expanded responsibilities within the department.
Communications / Dispatch
The members of the Communications Center must function effectively in some of the most chaotic circumstances in an emergency and are the first link between the citizens and the safety forces of the City of Stow.
The Stow Police Department provides D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to the sixth-grade class at Stow-Munroe Falls Schools. D.A.R.E. consists of police officer-led lessons that teach students how to resist negative peer pressure and to become leaders by being sources of encouragement (positive peer pressure).
The Detective Bureau is comprised of four detectives and investigates many types of offenses such as financial crimes including identity theft and fraud, burglary and robbery, sex crimes and child abuse, drug-related offenses and other serious crimes.
Stow’s K-9 Unit was established in 1994 as a means to augment traditional police services to the community.
The Patrol Division is still divided into three eight hour duty shifts.
The Records Division is staffed with four full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Metro SWAT is a mobile team of police officers from 22 participating political subdivisions which will respond to member communities when special weapons and tactics are needed.
Stow Reserve Officer Request
View and fill out the Stow reserve officer request form.
Target Enforcement Areas are streets or intersections within the city where problems have been identified either by citizen complaints or by statistical analysis from report data.
The Training Division is under the command of Lt. Heather Prusha who coordinate in-service training, outside agency training, and individual officer career track training.