Message from Chief Harding

Dear Akron Residents and Visitors,

It is my honor to welcome you to the Akron Police Department's official website. As the Chief of Police, I am committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community through effective law enforcement and community partnerships. Our dedicated team of officers and staff members work tirelessly to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and service. We are proud to serve a community that values safety, diversity, and cooperation. This website serves as a portal to connect you with the resources and information you need to stay informed and engaged.

Here, you will find valuable information about our department's mission, vision, and values, as well as details on the services we provide. We strive to maintain an open line of communication with the community, and this platform allows us to share important updates, crime prevention tips, and community events.

Community involvement is a cornerstone of effective policing, and we encourage you to explore the various programs and initiatives we have in place to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the community. Your input and feedback are crucial to our success, and we welcome any suggestions or concerns you may have.

Our commitment to transparency is reflected in our efforts to keep you informed about the work we do. You will find information on crime statistics, department policies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing public safety. We believe that an informed community is a safer community, and we encourage you to take an active role in partnering with us.

Thank you for visiting our website, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything we can assist you with. Together, we can continue to build a safer, stronger, and more vibrant Akron!