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You have reached the online home of the City of Canton Police Department.  Please take a moment to navigate through our site and learn more about how we are working to protect and serve Canton residents.  We strive to maintain an open and transparent department as much as possible, and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have as we are permitted by the law.

For your convenience, we have added a link where you can view your police report from home. 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Canton Police Department is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of Canton, enforce all city, state, and federal laws, prevent crime, and educate the public.

We, the men and women of the Canton Police Department, shall perform these duties with honesty and fairness through strong leadership and continuous training.  We will strive to serve as role models for the community, applying professional standards and commitment to integrity, sensitivity and compassion to those we serve.


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Our Guiding Principles
Officers of the Canton Police Department abide by six major guiding principles.  They are as follows:

  1. To be a progressive, proactive organization, dedicated to safety and serving the needs of the community.
  2. To be responsive and accountable to the citizens of Canton through the chain of command and the city's administration.
  3. To promote the professional and personal growth of each employee through strong, fair, flexible leadership.
  4. To create an environment in which employees can attain the highest degree of creativity, productivity and sense of morale.
  5. To maintain a spirit of cooperation within the department and between Labor Unions and other representative organizations.
  6. To be fair, honest and display common sense in all actions.


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We are NOT accepting applications for the Auxiliary Police Unit at this time.

Contact Us
Please feel free to contact us at any time, day or night.  If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911.  For all other non-emergency calls, please click here to see a telephone directory for the Department.

Recent News from the Police Department

Fugitive Safe Surrender FAQs
By Robert Flaherty
Posted: Aug 28, 2015

About Fugitive Safe Surrender

Tens of thousands of fugitives are present in the state of Ohio. Many are wanted for violent crimes, non-violent felonies and misdemeanor infractions. It is law enforcement’s responsibility to apprehend these fugitives. These duties are among the most dangerous faced by authorities. Fugitive status creates a broad range of burdens and dangers for the fugitives themselves, their families and the community.

Fugitives often hide their identities, either to avoid detection or to further their criminal behavior. They live in constant fear of arrest, and …

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