Hinckley Township Police Department

Hinckley Township Police Department

Our well-trained officers handle all aspects of criminal investigations. We handle the initial report, the follow-up investigations, the filing of charges and the testimony in court. A member of the department has been designated as the coroner's investigator and will respond to all deaths.

Traffic enforcement is conducted as a routine matter of daily business. A small traffic unit will monitor areas where the citizens request additional enforcement.

Hinckley Police Personnel investigate all traffic accidents, regardless of severity. Our officers have the expertise to reconstruct major accidents and are constantly updating their training.

The department offers police services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. At the present time the only function that is handled by an outside agency is dispatch. The Brunswick Police Department provides evening and weekend dispatch services.

We are part of the Cuyahoga Regional Information Sharing group. This CRIS group is comprised of 55 Police departments across northeastern Ohio. It is interfaced with the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) which provides officers with enormous amounts of information pertaining to driving records, vehicle registration, criminal activity (past and present), suspicious persons, wanted individuals, etc.

In addition to normal police activity, the members of the department offer the following:

  • House Checks - When away from your residence for vacation or any length of time, members of the department will check the outside security of your residence during their routine shifts. To obtain this service, just contact our dispatch center at (330-278-7161) Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM, prior to leaving.
  • Bicycle Patrol - The Bike Patrol Unit was formed in 1998 and has been well received by members of the community. It is active during the summer months when personnel are available.
  • Discharging Firearm Safety Within Hinckley Township -  See link below for proper procedure for firearm safety when discharging ANY firearm within Hinckley Township.

 Hinckley Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full and Part time Patrol Officers.

To apply, please see the information below and follow the link to submit your application online.

Full and Part-time Patrolman
On-Line application: www.tinyurl.com/hinckleypd-application

Please use the above link to submit your application.

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
3. Must have valid Ohio Driver License
4. Must be OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) Certified.
5. Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor criminal record, other than minor traffic violations.
6. Must be able to pass extensive background investigation.
7. Must be able to pass prior to appointment or has within the past year passed the OPOTA Physical Fitness Assessment, or a reasonably similar Fitness Test from the applicants current agency. 
7. Must pass a medical exam given by a designated physician and a psychological exam given by a designated psychologist certifying that the applicant meets the physical and psychological requirements necessary to perform the duties of a police officer and must pass a drug screen test.
8. Must not have tattoos, body art or branding that is visible while in the uniform of the day, upon appointment.


1410 Ridge Rd
Hinckley, OH 44233-9611