Police Crusier

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Currently taking Applications:

Applications for full-time and part-time police officers to assist with various shifts throughout the week are currently being accepted. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and provide proof of High School diploma or GED. Also must have the ability to read and speak English and be OPOTA certified. Please print out, complete and return the Police Officer Application Form to Rob Howard, Sunbury Chief of Police, PO Box 508, 9 E. Granville Street, Sunbury, OH  43074.

There are currently 12 full-time and 3 part-time police officers on the department with a fleet of 7 cruisers. The department covers 5.05 square miles and serves Sunbury 24/7.

Contacting the Department

  • For emergencies: Call 911
  • For a Police Officer:: Call Dispatch at 740-965-1411
  • For administrative needs: Call the Business office at 740-965-3946

Mission Statement

To improve and preserve the quality of life in the community by reducing crime through community partnerships.

Officer Equipment

Officers are equipped with Getac F110 tablets in each vehicle to do things such as reports, license plate checks, warrant checks and many other things from the field, making each cruiser a virtual office on wheels. This allows officers to be more visible to the public by eliminating the need to return to headquarters to do most field reporting.

Body Cameras

In addition to tablets, each officer is equipped with a state-of-the-art body camera which is important for documentation purposes. Body cameras document everything from:

  • Encounters with witnesses, suspects, and victims
  • The crime scene
  • Interviews
  • Interrogations
  • And even arrests (making those that are typically difficult to prosecute, more probable)


Officers have the ability to see calls dispatched in real time through the computer. Information is updated to officers as the dispatcher / call taker inputs this into the CAD system.