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 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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This little lady was found in the area of Ravenna Rd over night. She was wearing a leather collar. She is currently at the Portage County Dog Warden. ...

This little lady was found in the area of Ravenna Rd over night.  She was wearing a leather collar.  She is currently at the Portage County Dog Warden.

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**** The Ravenna Police Dept. is investigating a hit skip that occurred Wednesday February 1, 2023 at approximately 7:49AM. The suspect vehicle may be a silver / grey Mercury SUV with heavy front end damage. If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the investigating officer Ptl. Meyers or any available officer at (330) 296-6486. ...

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Sounds like the one I saw this morning by the Hospital. The car that hit the other was already gone from what I could see.

It would help If you guys provided the location.

Praying no one was hurt

Where did this happen?

It happened in Ravenna, but the car and driver could be anywhere. Share, and share widely.

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On January 31st, 1981, Ptl. James Wert of the Ravenna Police Department was killed in the line of duty by an intoxicated driver. Today is the 42nd anniversary of his passing. The gate at FOP Lodge #70 will be open today, so that visitors may view the Memorial to honor his service and others that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service Ptl. James Wert, we will never forget your sacrifice. #RavennaPD #NeverForget
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On January 31st, 1981, Ptl. James Wert of the Ravenna Police Department was killed in the line of duty by an intoxicated driver.  Today is the 42nd anniversary of his passing.  The gate at FOP Lodge #70 will be open today, so that visitors may view the Memorial to honor his service and others that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service Ptl. James Wert, we will never forget your sacrifice. #RavennaPD #NeverForget 
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He was a great guy! I remember this well.

Thank you for remembering our brotherJim every year๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™ We miss him so much and think of him often. He was a good man. He made this world a better place. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

I remember it well.

Such a young life, gone too soon, prayers for the Wert family.

Prayers for the family. Gone but not forgotten

RIP. GREAT COP

Ravenna Police Department What time will the gate be open? I tried stopping by and the gate is closed…

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Huge shout out and Thank You to Pet Supplies Plus - Streetsboro, OH for donating treats, toys and food to our furry partners. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค ...

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Yesterday, January 20th, 2023, Ptl. Scott Paolucci retired after serving the Ravenna community for 25 years. Ptl. Paolucci spent 16 years as the SRO โ€œSchool Resource Officerโ€ for the Ravenna School District during his time with RPD. With great honor and recognition for your loyal and dedicated service to the people of Ravenna, Ptl. Scott Paolucci unit # 415, you will be missed by all. ...

Yesterday, January 20th, 2023, Ptl. Scott Paolucci retired after serving the Ravenna community for 25 years.  Ptl. Paolucci spent 16 years as the SRO โ€œSchool Resource Officerโ€ for the Ravenna School District during his time with RPD.  With great honor and recognition for your loyal and dedicated service to the people of Ravenna, Ptl. Scott Paolucci unit # 415, you will be missed by all.Image attachment

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CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Congrats Paolucci! I’ll never forget the night you pulled up on us stealing the rock from the old high school! Or the once or twice you turned a blind eye to us doing something less than honorable in high school! You’ve left a great mark on this community! Enjoy retirement

I remember me and my brother skipping a class to smoke weed and he caught us, Took our "stuff" and we seen him and another fellow officer smoking our weed at Dairy Queen!!!! But I digress, Thank u for your service!!

Congratulations! Countless times I remember seeing him around and asking if he remembers me. “Yes, Mrs. York” (my maiden name) ๐Ÿ˜‚

Great work. I remember you in the old high school all the time. You are one of the good guys.

Congratulations Scott!!! Thank you for all of years of dedication and all you’ve done for our community. Best of luck with your future endeavors!!!

Congratulations!!! Thank you for all you have done it is very much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š

Scott, Congratulations and thank you for dedicating 25 years of your life to protect and serve your community. So very proud of you. Love you so, mom and dad....

Congratulations Scott! Thank you for your years of service. Gina and I love your family! โค๏ธ Time to relax and enjoy your grandson.

Congratulations, Scott โญโญ Thank you for your wonderful dedication to our community and the Ravenna Students. You're such a wonderful role model.

โœจ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธCongratulations on your retirement Scott.โœจ๏ธ

Congratulations,and thank you for your service,have an awsome retirement.

Linda Pierson a wonderful nominee for grand marshal for the BAF and his job title speaks for its self.

Congratulations you get an awesome job for 25 years good luck and retirement I wish you all the best enjoy

Such a great guy ! Congrats man you deserve it !!! Have a great retirement !

Congratulations. You have put so much aside so you could do your job. Love life and love your family

Scott, I will always honor you for all you did for RHS kids. We were a great team and I am so grateful for your service. โค๏ธ

Congratulations on your retirement, you have always stood out to the youth and I appreciate you for that . Thanks for your Service Happy Retirement !

Congratulations Scott. Thank you for your service! You’re a good man.

Congratulations Loved working with you.

Thanks for your service, now enjoy you retirement!

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Congratulations officer Paolucci!! Was always great seeing you in high school and was nice to have you as a neighbor for a while. Enjoy retirement!

What an amazing accomplishment Scott . Thank you for your service. Enjoy your retirement “ congrats”

Congratulations Scott and thank you for all your years of service to the City of Ravenna! Along with being the best neighbor and always helping out when needed!

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