Norton Police Department
is located behind the
Norton Safety and Administration building at
4060 Columbia Woods Dr.
Norton OH 44203
Hours: 24 hours a day
is the emergency telephone number system that links to the appropriate
emergency service Ė
Police, Fire, or EMS.
emergency is a situation where
the safety of people
or property is at risk, for example:
A fire, a crime in progress, or a medical emergency.
It is NOT an emergency when the situation is not dangerous and
immediate action is not necessary.
The 9-1-1 telephone system has an Automatic Location Identification System
and an Automatic Number Identification System (ANI/ALI) that lets the
dispatcher know the address and telephone number
you are calling from.
calling 9-1-1, be prepared to give
the following information:
Name, address and
The nature of the
An exact location of where
the emergency has occurred.
Police Business Line
hours of 8:00a - 4:00p
The nature of the
An exact location of wh
Sgt. Brett McShane
Sgt. Chris Besse
Ptl. Heather Bauer
Ptl. Zachary Burch
Ptl. Ryan Connell
Ptl. Brody Fratantonio
Ptl. Jon Karnuth
Ptl. Larry Lane
Ptl. Jason Sams
The department has earned a reputation for its strict enforcement of DUI
violations. The efforts of the department have been recognized both
locally and statewide. The Norton Police Department was named Law
Enforcement Agency of the Year by the Summit County chapter of Motherís
Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2003. In
addition, several Norton police officers have been honored as Law
Enforcement Officerís of the Year by MADD. The Ohio Department of
Public Safety has also recognized the Norton Police Department for their
support and cooperation with the Habitual DUI Offender Tally Program
The Vision of the
Norton Police Department
The City of Norton is a
growing community with ever-changing needs. We foresee a bright
future. As dedicated law enforcement professionals, the members of
the Norton Police Department are prepared to meet the challenges ahead. We
will achieve this by working proactively with the members of our community
to ensure the safety and
well being of all.
include, but are not limited to,
To provide the best in quality service to earn the publicís trust and
confidence, to reduce instances of crime and the fear of crime, to reduce
traffic crashes and related traffic issues, to empower our employees to
proactively meet the challenges we face and to continue to develop
partnerships with our community.
The mission of
the Norton Police Department will be accomplished by remaining dedicated
to the following values: Respect for human life,
Honesty and Integrity, Pursuit of excellence,
Loyalty to our
for our actions and decisions and Fairness to all without regard to
race, creed, or religion.
Norton was incorporated as a Village in 1961
Forest C. Diefendorff was appointed as the first
Chief of Police.
Chief Diefendorff served in this capacity until his retirement in 1989.
Thomas E. Walters
was then appointed Chief in late 1989 and served until March 1993.
On September 1, 1993, Norton Police
was sworn in as the departmentís third Chief of Police.
retired on May 9, 2008 after serving our community for
On May 8, 2008,
appointed to serve as the
Interim Police Chief
until such time that a permanent Chief is named.
On February 17, 2009 Chief Thad Hete
was introduced to Council as Norton's fourth Police Chief. Chief
Hete was officially sworn in by Mayor David L. Koontz on February 19,
Chief Hete retired on September 19,
2014 and Sgt John Dalessandro took the position of Interim Police
Chief until such time that a permanent Chief is named.
On November 19, 2014 Chief John Dalessandro
was officially sworn in as the City's fifth Police Chief by Mayor Mike
National Law Enforcement
President George Bush dedicated the National Law Enforcement Officers
Memorial in 1991.
It honors all of Americaís federal, state and local law enforcers.
The Memorial is located on Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C.
Inscribed on the Memorialís blue-gray marble walls are the names
of more than 14,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty,
dating back to the first known death in 1794.
Norton Police Officer, Dallas Jackson died in the line of duty on October
25, 1973. (Panel 52, E-14)