- Police Department
As of January 2021, the Groveport Police Department is organized into the following divisions:
The Administrative Division consists of the Chief of Police who reports directly to the Mayor, a Captain who is the second in command and is responsible for the Patrol and Administrative Divisions of the Groveport Police Department which employs a total of 24 full-time police officers and 1 civilian employee.
The Administrative Lieutenant is responsible for the Investigative unit, they serve as the department’s fiscal management officer, and supervises the Police Administrative Assistant provides continued assistance to the public and the officers.
The Detective Division presently has three investigators who provide all aspects of investigations from homicides to theft and everything in between.
The Patrol Lieutenant is responsible for the Patrol Division and serves as the liaison to the Groveport-Madison School District and all the Security teams of the local logistics and distribution companies with in the City of Groveport
The Patrol Division consists of (3) Patrol Sergeants, (15) Patrol Officers, and (1) School Resource Officer currently serving at the Groveport Madison High School.
The Department's patrol vehicle fleet is comprised (13) marked patrol cars fully equipped with digital reporting equipment and also vehicle digital recording devices. There are also (6) unmarked vehicles that are used by the Investigators and Administrative Bureaus, as well as special assignment officers.
Officers logged 226,423 patrol miles and assisted in 265 mutual aid responses to neighboring public service agencies. Officers responded to nearly 6,091 calls of service, which include 3,676 self- initiated calls to service and 2,415 calls were dispatched by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.
In addition, officers also responded to 197 accidents reports, responded and investigated 583 criminal offense reports, and documented 1,022 non-criminal reports. Officers wrote 620 citations and made 114 criminal arrests. This included multiple felony cases involving sex related assault referrals from the Franklin County Children Services unit.
Based on the activities of calls and the officers: “A” Day Shift had 34% (611 Reports) of all calls; “B” Evening Shift had 52.6% (949 Reports) of all calls and: “C” Night Shift had 13.4% (242 Reports) of all calls. Our busiest time periods occur between 3pm to 8pm, with Friday being the busiest followed by Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday.