Our Staff

The Department consists of the Police Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, 5 Full-Time Patrol Officers, and 3 Part-Time Officers. These dedicated peace officers provide service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also have a full-time Clerk/Secretary and a part-time Clerk/Secretary working Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. Dispatch services are provided on an around-the-clock basis through the Jefferson County 911 Center. Currently, the Department is funded through contributions from the General Fund and from tax levies that were put in place years ago. 


Our Equipment

The Wintersville Police Department has a fleet of vehicles operated by our staff which includes marked patrol vehicles and unmarked police units. Officers have at their disposal, state-of-the-art equipment, modern and up-to-date technology, and are provided with the tools needed to do their jobs safely and efficiently. These vehicles and their equipment are budgeted and paid for using tax funds and various grants. 


Our Facility

Our police station, purchased in 1999, is on the bottom level of the Wintersville Municipal Building. Also known to some as the former Wintersville Fire Department, this facility was purchased and remodeled to fit the needs of the administrative offices and police station for the Village of Wintersville.  


Magistrate Court

The magistrate is appointed by the mayor to hear and determine prosecutions and criminal cases in the mayor’s court that are within the jurisdiction of the mayor’s court as determined by state statute. The magistrate must have been admitted to the practice of law in Ohio, and have been practicing law in the state or served as a judge of a court of record in any jurisdiction in the U.S. for at least three years. He has the same powers, duties, and authorities as a mayor conducting Mayor’s Court. Wintersville’s Magistrate Court convenes every other Thursday to dispose of cases. 


Nuisance Enforcement Officer

The Nuisance Officer is responsible for enforcement of the Village’s nuisance ordinances such as high grass, junk vehicles, and unkept properties. This peace officer enforces the rules pertaining to nuisances and issues summons to violators who fail to correct violations. This officer is appointed annually by the Mayor and Police Chief and serves at the pleasure of both.

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