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Police Department Mission

The mission of the Waterville Police Department is to protect the rights of all persons within the jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace, consistent with the values of a free society.

Our Philosophy

The Waterville Police Department has adopted a Community Policing / Problem Solving philosophy, wherein officers work proactively to eliminate situations and circumstances that lead to problems in the community.

Aggressive traffic enforcement is a cornerstone of the Department’s operational philosophy. This not only enhances safety within the city, it also ensures high visibility of officers as they patrol throughout the city.

Police Department Contact Information

Please use the information below to contact the City of Waterville Police Department.

Police Chief

Joe Valvano
Phone: 419-878-8184
Email: wpdchief@waterville.org

Department Location

Waterville Police Department
25 N Second Street
Waterville, Ohio 43566

Contact Information

Non-Emergency: 419-878-8184

Non-Emergency After Hours: 419-255-8443

Emergency: 911

Police Department Monthly Activity

Please use the buttons below to download a PDF copy of our monthly activity.

January 2023
February 2023
March 2023
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023
September 2023
October 2023
November 2023
December 2023


The Department provides full-time coverage, year round with a staff of 11 full-time police officers, an executive secretary, and a part-time school crossing guard. Most officers have earned an Associate’s Degree; many have Bachelor’s Degrees. All have completed the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy and continually receive in-service training on a wide range of topics. Command officers receive executive level training. Calls for service both emergency and non-emergency are answered with little delay by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office.

Our Core Values

The Core values are best defined by the acronym, F-I-R-S-T.

Fairness: We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our fellow employees and to the community we serve.

Integrity: We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, honesty, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all.

Respect: We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit understanding of ethical and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

Service: We provide service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We focus on customer needs and foster community-oriented policing through problem-solving partnerships with citizens.

Teamwork: We foster collaboration among our employees. We work in partnerships.

Consumer Affairs

Home Security Program

Going on vacation or just planning to be away from home for a few days ? Notify the Department. Officers will check on your home while you’re away. Just complete a Home Check Security Request. You can download the form below or you may stop by City Hall during normal business hours to complete a request.

Home Security Check Request – Website
Home Security Check Request – Printable

Drug Drop Box

Keeping old medications around the house is a prescription for tragedy. Flushing them down the toilet is prohibited, since this fouls the water supply. So a Med Return Drop Box has been installed in the Municipal Building Lobby. Citizens may deposit old prescription and non­prescription pills in the drop box for incineration. Liquids may not be deposited in the drop box.

Police Department Forms

Please use the buttons below to download a copy of the Waterville’s Police Department forms.

Citizen Complaint Against Police Form
Peddlers License Application
Block Party Street Closure Application
Under Speed Vehicle Golf Cart Information
2024 Safety City Forms
Under Speed Vehicle Golf Cart Inspection Form

Police Department Links

Please use the links below to discover information that the City of Waterville’s Police Department wants you to know.

Accident Report
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center
Waterville Community Notifications
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Lucas County Sheriff
Whitehouse Police Department
Waterville Township Police Department
Wood County Sheriff’s Office
First Energy Scam Call Press Release
Coyotes: What to Do Video
ODNR Coyote Information
Financial Fraud/Exploitation of the Elderly
Phone Scams: What to look out for
Elderly Fraud and Financial Exploitation