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On behalf of the men and women of the City of Akron Police Department, welcome to our website.

Our employees strive to serve the community both efficiently and courteously.  Our  website is just one of the ways we are able to positively interact with the community.  Links to crime statistics, police reports, and various APD social media sources allow citizens to stay informed and involved.

Our mission is to serve the community of Akron in a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of life through crime prevention, enforcement of laws, promotion of safety, and reduction of fear.



APD Values and Principles


Honesty and Integrity

We will model a high standard of honesty and integrity in our personal and professional lives.


We will assure fair and impartial treatment of all individuals in the department and the community we serve.


Through continuous improvement, we will set a standard of excellence for delivery of law enforcement services in our community.


We will enhance trust, teamwork, and communication by cooperating with each other and the community.


We will treat everyone with dignity and respect and protect the constitutional rights of all citizens.


No Shave November

November 2017  

Akron Police Department employees are participating in the Second Annual “No-Shave November” event.  Employees are permitted and encouraged to grow neatly trimmed beards through the month of November. Members of the department participating in the campaign will be wearing buttons to alert the public of this temporary and meaningful exception to the normal requirement of a clean-shaven appearance. While the employees may be sporting new facial hair this month, citizens should expect the same level of excellent service and professionalism from them.


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