Message from Police Chief
I am truly honored to serve as your Police Chief, and I am committed to providing the highest level of service to our residents and business owners. This website provides an in-depth overview of our organization and the various services that we provide to the community. The City of Middletown Police Department has a proud history, one that dates back more than 130 years to 1888. For generations, the dedicated men and women of this police department have been protecting and serving our city, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, with the highest level of honesty, integrity, and commitment. You have my firm promise that our officers will continue to work tirelessly to maintain the high quality of life that our residents and visitors have come to expect from the City of Middletown.
In order to accomplish our mission and community objectives, we must have the respect and unwavering support of the people we serve. For this reason, community policing is a primary focus for our agency. I want to ensure that our work has deep roots in transparency and that we work together with our citizens to develop mutual trust between the police department and the community. This objective undoubtedly requires a collective approach, with the open exchange of ideas and information, so that the complex challenges that exist within our city can be more effectively addressed. I am thoroughly committed to resolving our differences, and I pledge to work closely with our community leaders to strengthen my department's bond with our residents through new and progressive outreach activities.
I encourage you to review this website, as well as those of our community partners, to take full advantage of the various opportunities that exist within our community. Together, we can build a stronger, safer Middletown!
Renewing Our Commitment to You
As part of our focus on building stronger relationships with our community, the Middletown Police Department is assigning officers to conduct foot patrols within the residential neighborhoods of the city. As the warmer weather approaches, you should begin to notice uniformed police officers on foot patrol in your ward. Please do not be alarmed! In fact, if you see an officer on patrol, we encourage you to stop them and say hello. Feel free to discuss community issues and other concerns you might have, so that our department can be more effective in addressing your needs. Chief Ewanciw believes strongly in building community trust, and he created this assignment as a means to provide residents with a means for direct communication with our police officers. We look forward to meeting you!