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Register for the Powell Citizens Police Academy
Become a member of the Powell Citizens Police Academy. The Academy begins Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday for 10 weeks. Gain insight on crime prevention and get an inside look into the police department. REGISTER NOW call 614.885.5005.
Use of Force Training
Want to see what its like to be forced into making a split second Use of Force decision? At no cost to you, participate in a hands-on Use of Force training with the Powell Police Department at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Municipal Building, 47 Hall Street. Participants will be put through several live scenarios in which they have to decide whether or not to use force. Class size is limited, register NOW by calling 614.885.5005 ext. 3732.
Identity Theft
Identity theft is a growing concern and occurs when someone takes your personal information and uses it without gaining your permission. Find out what to do right away if you become a victim of identity theft here.
Attorney General DeWine Issues Scam Alert for Businesses
Important information about scam attempts on businesses is available through this link.
Sign Up for Delaware County's Code Red System
Click the underlined text to sign up for Delaware County's Code Red system. Residents, businesses and schools may sign up to receive alerts via phone, e-mail or text message about local emergencies. Users can choose to be notified of emergency notifications, general notifications or severe weather notifications (tornadoes, thunderstorms and flash floods). The system is free.
Are You a City Resident?
The 43065 zip code is a postal code that includes several townships and two counties, as well as the City of Powell. If you are unsure if you are a City resident, look on the Police Services page for residency information or click the underlined text.
Internet Crime Complaint Center Details Crime Trends
Non-delivery of payment or merchandise, scams impersonating and FBI and identity theft are the top three most common complaints reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. For more detailed information on the report, click on the underlined text.
At Your Service
The Administrative Office of the Powell Police Department is staffed Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you have a non-emergency after those hours, or on a weekend or holiday, call 614-885-3374 for help. If you have an emergency, call 911. Calls that are left on Administrative voice mail will be returned the next business day, which may be two to four days later.


Welcome to the Online Guide for the Powell Police Department

Chief VestOn behalf of the men and women of the Powell Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Powell Police Department Web site. The Powell Police Department has been a pioneer in blending state-of-the-art technology with traditional policing and law enforcement efforts. This combination is largely responsible for the low level of crime in the City of Powell, which is recognized as one of the best places to live in the country. 

Through collaborative problem solving with the community, the Powell Police Department strives to keep our community safe and secure. Our philosophy of community policing means that we respond to complaints and seek out long-term solutions for neighborhood problems and challenges. Our staff, both sworn and civilian, is well trained, well equipped and committed to serving our great community.

The Powell Police Department proudly earned national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 2002, becoming the first department in Delaware County to achieve this distinguished award.

Whether you live or work in Powell or are just visiting, you should know that we stand ready to serve. Of course, we cannot do it alone. We need your help in reporting suspicious activity and crime, becoming and remaining involved in your neighborhoods, and sharing information with us to preserve order and safety.

I want to thank you for your interest in our department, and encourage you to take advantage of the many programs we offer.

Chief Gary L. Vest


Powell Police Department Tip Line
Please call 614.885.5005, ext. 1104 and 1105 to leave a message.
If you would like a return call, please leave contact information. To e-mail your tip, click here.
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