Police Department

461282_363747183656859_96683795_oThe Findlay Police Department is comprised of dedicated professional Police Officers and employees who are committed to serving the citizens of the City of Findlay. We are a nationally accredited CALEA agency working towards full accreditation for the second time. Through the CALEA process the department continually performs self evaluation, always looking to better performance, being more creative and constantly improving the services we provide to the community.

Please take this brief survey to let us know how we are doing:  Findlay Police Department Citizen Survey.

Deadline for submission of this survey is October 7, 2016.  Hard copies of the survey are available in the Police Administration Office (Room 207 of the Municipal Building) or the Mayor’s Office (Room 310 of the Municipal Building).  The survey is completely anonymous.


Police News


Type of Incident: Homicide Date & Time of Incident: February 17, 2017 @ 00:59 hrs. Location of Incident: Econolodge, 316 Emma St. Findlay Brief Description:  The Findlay Police Department received the report of gunshots fired outside of the Econolodge Motel. Upon officers’ arrival, a male was found shot on the second floor of the motel balcony. Emergency […]


Vehicle Pursuit

Type of Incident: Vehicle Pursuit Date & Time of Incident: February 11, 2017 @ 01:15 – 01:42 hrs. Location of Incident: multiple City of Findlay streets and Hancock County roads Brief Description:  Findlay Police Department stopped a vehicle for traffic violation on Elm Street at Lima Avenue. The male driver was identified, but the female passenger lied […]


Mayor Appoints New Acting Police Chief

Following the issuance of an Ex Parte Civil Protection Order (CPO) filed in Hancock County Common Pleas Court, Mayor Lydia Mihalik has announced that Acting Police Chief Sean D. Young has been placed on paid Administrative Leave until further notice.  The CPO stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred over the weekend.   “We hold […]




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