Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a drug drop off box?

We have a drug drop off box in our lobby.  The drug drop off box is available for you to safely dispose of unused and/or unneeded prescription and over the counter medications.  The box is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

*Please note that we cannot accept liquids, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, inhalers or needles.

 

**The box is NOT for the disposal of medications from doctor’s offices, businesses or clinics.

Can I get my fingerprints taken at your station for pre-employment and background checks?

We do normally roll ink fingerprints at our station, but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we are not providing this service right now. 

There is a $20 charge for this service which can be paid by cash or check. We do not accept payment by credit card.

What are the Records Bureau Hours?

Our Records Bureau is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed on holidays.

How do I get a copy of a crime report?

1. You can come into our station located at 4420 King Rd during business hours and a copy can be made for you.

2. You can call our Records Bureau at 419-885-3721 during business hours and request a copy to be faxed, emailed or sent to you in the post.

*We do not charge for copies of crime reports.

How do I get a copy of an accident report?

1. You can visit the Ohio Department of Public Safety website to download a copy.

2. You can come into our station located at 4420 King Rd during business hours and a copy can be made for you.

3.  You can call our Records Bureau at 419-885-3721 during business hours and request a copy to be faxed, emailed or sent to you in the post.

*We do not charge for copies of accident reports.

How do I get my car if it has been towed by one of your officers?

If you have questions regarding your towed vehicle, you can call our Records Bureau at 419-885-3721 or come into our station located at 4420 King Rd.  Records Bureau business hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Records is closed on holidays.

 

1. If your vehicle was released at the scene, take your PINK copy of the Vehicle Tow Report to the tow company to claim your vehicle.  Take proper identification and payment.  You DO NOT need to appear at the Sylvania Township Police Department.

2. If you only received a BLUE copy of the Vehicle Tow Report, your vehicle was NOT released at the scene. If the vehicle was NOT released at the scene, the registered owner must appear in person at the Sylvania Township Police Department.

 

The registered owner of the vehicle must bring:

  • Proof of ownership (title or registration)
  • Photo identification
  • Proof of insurance, and…If the registered owner does not have driving privileges, two licensed drivers, with identification must be present at the time of the release of the vehicle.

 

*If your vehicle is being held for court release, you must also bring the court release.

How do I get my property released?

If you have reason to believe our department is holding property belonging to you, we encourage you to contact the Property Room Manager at 419-882-1735.

Once all police use of the property has been satisfied and it is approved for release, property may be obtained from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

How do I commend an officer for a job well done?

There are several ways to let us know about the good things our officers are doing.  You can send us a message on Facebook, or send an email plong@sylvaniatownshippolice.com or letter to our Chief of Police.  You can also call us on our non-emergency phone line, 419-882-2055 and ask to speak to a supervisor who will get the details of the incident from you and pass your sentiments on to the officer and their supervisor.

How do I file a complaint on an officer?

Complaint Process: In many instances, a complaint can be handled informally. Many times a complaint originates because of a misunderstanding about this Department’s function, policies, procedures, duties or the responsibilities of our members. Often a member of the Department or supervisor can provide an adequate explanation, but if a concern cannot be resolved in an informal manner, you have the right to make a formal complaint.

 

Contact us: Call us on our non-emergency phone number 419-882-2055 or come into our station located at 4420 King Rd. and ask to speak to a supervisor.

 

Lodge your complaint: A formal complaint must be made in writing. You will be given a form to fill out asking for information about the incident and a summary of the complaint. You will also be asked for some personal information and contact details.

 

Complaint Review:  The supervisor receiving the complaint will forward it to the Chief of Police who will assign it for investigation.  All formal complaints will be investigated with due diligence and without delay.  Investigations will be completed in a timely manner and every effort will be made to ensure their completion within one year from the date of discovery by the individual authorized to initiate the investigation.

 

Follow-Up:  You will be contacted by the supervisor conducting the investigation.  They may have questions or ask for additional information.  They will inform you of the findings of the investigation once it has been completed.

When Our Community Calls,
We Answer.

Sylvania Township Police Department
We Are Guardians Of The Community.

4420 KING RD | SYLVANIA, OH 43560 | 419-882-2055