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Police Department

About the Ravenna Police Department

The Ravenna City Police Department proudly serves the 11,500+ citizens of the City of Ravenna, with a staff of 27 sworn Law Enforcement Officers and 11 Communications Officers. The department is equipped with a state of the art computer aided dispatch system, mobile data terminals, enhanced 911, and other advanced technology to better serve its citizens. Our officers answer over 20,000 calls for service each year ranging from public assists such as vehicle lockouts to more serious criminal offenses such as assaults, burglaries and robberies. In case of more serious tactical incidents, the department belongs to Metro Swat which is a multi-jurisdictional agency that further enhances our response capabilities. The department is a member of the Portage County Drug Task Force and also works with a Federal Task Force through the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), which investigates illegal drug activity in Ravenna and throughout the county.

A Message from the Chief

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Ravenna Police Department, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Ravenna Police Department website.

The Ravenna Police Department is committed to providing the highest possible level of police service to our community. The Ravenna Police Department will use every tool at its disposal to prevent crime, disorder and reduce the level of fear in the community. Our mission is to make Ravenna a safe place to live, work and visit.

We, as the Ravenna Police Department, will do so with an unwavering commitment to partner with the community we serve by practicing community policing and problem solving, and treating citizens fairly and with respect. I strongly encourage our residents to reach out to us when you have a question or concern so it can be addressed. There is no greater honor than that of public service and we thank you for the opportunity to serve.

As your Chief of Police, I am honored to serve this community. I grew up in Ravenna, live here and raised my family here. I have a strong personal connection to the City. I am 100% committed to the citizens and the men and women of the Ravenna Police Department to whom I have been entrusted to lead.

Sincerely,
Jeff Wallis
Chief of Police

Police Department Address

220 Park Way
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

If you are reporting an emergency, please dial 9-1-1

Phone: 330.296.6486
Fax: 330.296.4561

Office Hours:

Communications & Patrol:
Open 24 hours.
Administration & Detectives:
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm
Records Division:
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm
Administration and Records are closed on all major Holidays

Email the Police Department:
rpdinfo@ravennaoh.gov

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Happy Thanksgiving from Ravenna PD! This year, we are grateful for our wonderful community and for those who sacrifice their holidays to be there for others in their time of need. #ravennapd #happythanksgiving #communitypride ...

Happy Thanksgiving from Ravenna PD! This year, we are grateful for our wonderful community and for those who sacrifice their holidays to be there for others in their time of need. #ravennapd #happythanksgiving #communitypride

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! So grateful for ALL of you who keep us safe!! Hoping for a quiet day for those of you on duty today!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our officers and their Families. Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your holiday 🤗

Be safe everyone happy Thanksgiving

Be safe Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 🥧🦃

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Happy holiday 😘..

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you

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**** Owner has been located. Thank you for getting her home****

Found in the area of SR 44 and SR 14 near Sheetz. Female Dachshund with a green collar. Please contact Ravenna PD if you are or know her family. As much as our Dispatchers love the snuggles, she probably misses her family.
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**** Owner has been located.  Thank you for getting her home**** Found in the area of SR 44 and SR 14 near Sheetz.  Female Dachshund with a green collar.  Please contact Ravenna PD if you are or know her family.  As much as our Dispatchers love the snuggles, she probably misses her family.Image attachment

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Buttons has been returned to her owner. Thanks for sharing

Birchwood Manor is missing a sweet Dachshund!!

Buttons is missing from Birchwood Manor.

This cop is definitely about to be sued. Violation of rights isn't funny at all. Get it together. youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

If you’re lucky, it will only be a federal lawsuit against the post office. You might want to brush up on the law before the next one costs your community a chunk of money. And maybe you don’t automatically favor the nutty mananger who is violating his employer’s rules. I suppose if you ask questions, you might risk your situational control.

We've tried messaging also

owners number 330-388-7633

Thank you for helping her! ❤️

Debbie Wines

Jill Hughes is this buttons? Can you have the owner call 3302966486

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Congratulations to the newest members of Ravenna PD, who were sworn in yesterday by Mayor Seman. Zach Milush was sworn in as a Patrolman, Ami Bowery and Emma Perry were sworn in as Dispatchers. Welcome to the RPD family! 🖤💙🖤#ravennapd #backtheblue #thingoldline💛 ...

Congratulations to the newest members of Ravenna PD, who were sworn in yesterday by Mayor Seman. Zach Milush was sworn in as a Patrolman, Ami Bowery and Emma Perry were sworn in as Dispatchers.  Welcome to the RPD family!   🖤💙🖤#ravennapd #backtheblue #thingoldline💛Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations and good luck 🍀. Be safe

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations👏

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations, but why still wear the political mask?

youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ It would beneficial that when the RPD enforces a trespass from Federal Property they know exactly what they are doing. The DHS has issued a memorandum concerning photography on Federal Property. They also improperly defined the "Public" areas as well as not producing the "Memorandum of Understanding" that allows the RPD to enforce law on Federal Property. These circumstances open the RPD to a lawsuit denying a citizen their 1st Amendment rights. The Constitution is designed to LIMIT GOVERNMENT not the CITIZEN in a REPUBLIC. The enforcement of an illegal trespass as well as the threat of arrest implies jeopardy for the citizen of his 4th Amendment.

fuk 12… flat out no 🧢

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Holiday reminder to buckle up and stay safe. Whether the roads are icy and snow covered or now that it’s getting dark sooner, buckle up and stay alert. #ravennapd #buckleup #safetravels #winterinohio ...

Holiday reminder to buckle up and stay safe.  Whether the roads are icy and snow covered or now that it’s getting dark sooner, buckle up and stay alert. #ravennapd #buckleup #safetravels #winterinohio

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Maybe your officers should learn the laws. Violating ones civil rights is not acceptable. #Tyrants #BadLEOs youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

Really unimpressive policing. Ignorant of the law and a wrong interpretation of the regulations - This kind of one sided myopic lazy policing is coming to an end. We the people will soon remove qualified immunity and hold every officer legally and financially responsible. Enjoy litigating Long Island Audits because he is going to win. Wake up clowns.

Running around violating civil rights one journalist at a time ! Ravenna Police goes worldwide for being ignorant of the law even when it's right in front of them ! youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

He reads the Postmaster document and unless theres a no filming sign on the "retail door" he can film.

Cant wait for the follow up video from Long Island Audit

youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ. Honor your oaths. Stop being feeling enforcers. You’re supposed to enforce the law

Learn your job tyrants!

Tyrants

LOL, sign on the door says lobby but officer says it is not a lobby. Just pulling $!%^ out of your @$$.

First of all, you can not be trespassed from public unless you commit a crime, then you have to issue a no trespass. Then if the person trespasses after that, then you can arrest for the trespass. Then not even sure if you have jurisdiction on Federal ( Public) property. Very good with not escalating the situation! Can’t wait to see the lawsuit! www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-xIOBYJTFQ

Violating rights much?

youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ More ignorant officers that now taxpayers will be paying for in a civil rights violation suit! Great job Ravenna Police Department! Turn your badges in!

Does anyone in that dept. know the basic trespass laws or the rights of the people to record the government in public areas time place and manner are all there for freedom and these officers just do what they want. you can only be trespassed from PUBLIC property is if you commit a CRIME not for peoples feelings because they are upset you enforce the LAW www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-xIOBYJTFQ

Your officers are uneducated and in need of serious training on the first amendment to the constitution.

POLICE REFORM NEEDED Does Ravenna PD have a written agreement with USPS to exercise jurisdiction on Federal property? Officers ignore signage that designates the “retail area” as a lobby!! Ravenna taxpayers will not be happy about the settlement or award cost of a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit. Retraining of officers on the laws the try to enforce is needed? youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

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Happy Veterans Day ❤️ “ Thursday November 11th, 2021 our nation will be honoring Veterans. As citizens of the United States of America, we have an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made throughout the years. As we approach Veterans Day, it is imperative to remember those men and women who serve our country, and those who continue today serving in harms way to preserve our freedom and the freedom of others. This year, let us join together in honoring the millions of living veterans whose selfless sacrifices ensure the freedom we enjoy today, and let us always remember the men and women who died in sacrifice for their country.” ~ Ravenna PD Chaplain Bill Wisniewski #ravennapd #veteransday #thankaveteran🇺🇸 ...

Happy Veterans Day ❤️ “ Thursday November 11th, 2021 our nation will be honoring Veterans.  As citizens of the United States of America, we have an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made throughout the years.  As we approach Veterans Day, it is imperative to remember those men and women who serve our country, and those who continue today serving in harms way to preserve our freedom and the freedom of others.  This year, let us join together in honoring the millions of living veterans whose selfless sacrifices ensure the freedom we enjoy today, and let us always remember the men and women who died in sacrifice for their country.” ~ Ravenna PD Chaplain Bill Wisniewski  #ravennapd #veteransday #thankaveteran🇺🇸

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You honor my fallen brothers and sisters by violating the rights of the people they fought for? Get your check books out Nazis, you’re about pay the cost of tyranny. youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

Corporate polite thugs at work ! youtu.be/i-xIOBYJTFQ

Warning Long Post Ok as many of you know about my 3 vehicles, Chevy Avalanche, 86, Chevy Monte Carlo SS, 17 Harley Davidson, being stolen. This is the update. The Ravenna Police are doing minimal, if anything at all. My Monte Carlo and Harley were stolen by Sammi Riley and her husband, Zachary, I proved this, my Avalanche was stolen by Adam and Justin Guido, I proved this. First, why am I proving anything, thats their job. They are believing Sammi's denials, Im not sure why, she went from having a broken down piece of crap to buying a new car(see pic below), going away for the weekend, buying four new tattoos with no way to prove where she got the money, I can tell you, the $25,000.00 she got from selling my vehicles. The Guidos, who police believe stole everything, the did not, stole my Avalanche. The Ravenna Police have no intention of returning my stolen property, they even took the case over from the Portage Cty, Sheriff Dept, have jurisdiction over the Monte and my Harley, taken from their jurisdiction as the truck and titles were taking from Ravenna. I have waiting since July for my property to be picked up and returned to me, they know where they are because the titles were stolen as well and transfered into the new owners name, so they know where they are, Sgt. Dustin Svab. Who is suppose to be doing the investigation and Capt. Jason Smallfield have decided not to return my property, which by Ohio law they are required to do so. I have contacted, The Ravenna Town Council President, The Mayors Office even the Chief of Police is away of what Sgt. Svab is doing or not doing. The only reason they are still doing anything is because of this. The VA was concerned about me one day and sent the Police and Fire Dept to my apartment to do a welfare check on me, the four, macho Im right and your wrong cops who came, why send four for a simple welfare check ended up pulling me out of my apartment throwing me down, handcuffing me, dragging me tk the first floor, slamming me into a glass door, they failed to notice the security camera pointed at the door, they took me outside and called the Fire Dept. They knowingly separated me from my service dog, which the Fire Dept told them not too, put my service dog in the back of a police car and took me to the hospital. These are facts, as you can see by the pictures below, upon my exit from the hospital, my friend took me to the police station to file a complaint, which at the time, the supervisor on duty tried to intimidated me into not filling the complaint, I asked for the complaint forms to be put into an envelope with my statement and told him I would go home and think about what to do. Well because of their past history of assaulting other innocent residents of Ravenna, google details, and not returning my stolen property, I have no choice left. I am going to file a complaint with the Ohio State Troopers and a civil law suite for their actions and lack of actions against the City of Ravenna, the Mayor, the town council, the four police officers, individually, Sgt. Svab and Capt. Smallfield individually because the City can fire them to release themselves from liability. Because of this, I am now in fear of my life and the possibility of future harassment and/or arrest and making this public statement to try and protect myself from any further fall out. If I come up missing, arrested or anything else it is do to retaliation for speaking out of their assaulting me and not returning stolen property. By law they are ti return stolen property to the rightful owner and they do not want to for personal reasons. If anything happens to me, it was due to the actions of Ravenna Police Dept. Call the Chief and the TV News. Im posting this on all social media and pages I can to try and protect myself.

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