In Partnership With Our Community
Chief John D. Wenzlick
For Emergencies Call 911
Non-emergency Phone Number 419.531.4211
Fax Number 419.531.3214
The Ottawa Hills Police Department is led by Chief John Wenzlick. John has been a member of the Ottawa Hills Police Department since 1998, a sergeant since 2007, and the chief of police since 2012. John has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Toledo, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Findlay, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo.
The Police Department is staffed 24 hours per day and employs 10 full-time police officers. The Village Police Department is dedicated to community-based policing. We are equipped and trained to handle a wide range of law enforcement issues that may arise in the Village. We pride ourselves in providing a strong sense of security to our residents. Fair and consistent law enforcement is a key characteristic of our department.
Police officers are very visible in the community. Due to the size of the Village, we are able to offer a high level of service beyond basic law enforcement. Residents take advantage of our House Check program by notifying us when they are leaving town. Their address is placed on the house check list and officers make daily visits to make sure the house is secure. Police officers know the residents, their children and often their pets.
Our officers are active in the schools, presenting the DARE program, Safety Village, chaperoning dances and other school activities.