Wapakoneta Police Department
Welcome to the Wapakoneta Police Department's web page. The goal of this site is to strengthen and improve communication between the Department and the community of Wapakoneta.
I have the honor and privilege of being the Chief of Police of Wapakoneta. My responsibility is to ensure our community is provided with the best law enforcement and public safety possible. Our Department is comprised of dedicated sworn Officers and dispatchers. We also have a sworn Auxiliary that works a variety of details and assists our full time Officers.
Our Department receives great support from our citizens and city leaders and our goal is to continue to provide the best, professional service we can.
If you have questions or comments in regard to our Department or this web page, please contact us.
PACT: Police and Citizens Together and other Outreach Events 2015:
2015 WPD PACT and Outreach Events
Event times are from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Veterans Park 700 S Wagner Avenue April 30th
(Rain Date May 5th)
Downtown Parkway 6 E Auglaize Street May 14th
(Rain Date May 19th)
Church of Nazarene 401 Court Street May 28th
(Rain Date June 2nd)
High School 1 W Redskin Trail June 11th
(Rain Date June 16th)
St Mark’s Church 302 E Pearl Street June 25th
(Rain Date June 30th)
Elementary School 900 N Blackhoof Street July 9th
(Rain Date July 14th)
The Dance Centre 803 Fairview Drive July 23rd
(Rain Date July 28th)
Health Department 214 S Wagner Avenue August 13th
(Rain Date August 18th)
Laurel Drive 1100 Block September 17th
(Rain Date September 22nd)
National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 4th at the Gazebo near the WaterPark.
Trick or Treat with Police and Firemen at City Hall will be during Trick or Treat.
The men and women of the Wapakoneta Police Department are dedicated to enhance the quality of life in the City of Wapakoneta by;
Working in partnership with the community to enforce the laws, provide quality law enforcement service and take appropriate measures to combat crime while being responsive and caring to the needs of the city's residents.
The Wapakoneta Police Department is dedicated to fulfilling this expectation to the citizens of Wapakoneta by maintaining a professional public safety agency with policing practices and tactics that compliment the needs of the City of Wapakoneta.We strive to complete our mission while being honest in our dealings with the community and each other while having the courage to do what is right.
Chief Russel L Hunlock
1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Lieutenant Calvin D Schneider
- Patrol Officer Dennis R Golden
- Patrol Officer Jeffrey P Eisert, School Resource Officer
- Detective James L Cox
- Dispatcher Stacey Armaly
- Dispatcher Denise Kohler
2nd Shift 4:00 pm to Midnight
- Lieutenant Patrick P Green
- Patrol Officer Corey M Zwiebel
- Patrol Officer Kevin T Prenger
- Patrol Officer Jordan M Reineke
- Dispatcher Ashley McEldowney
3rd Shift Midnight to 8:00 am:
- Lieutenant Joseph L Welker, K-9 Handler, K-9 Rico
- Patrol Officer Shannon R Place
- Patrol Officer Jared D Clark
- Patrol Officer Ryan M Nolan
- Dispatcher Nicole Sawmiller
Swing Shift Dispatcher:
- Dispatcher Jeremy McBride
The Wapakoneta Police Department is comprised of 14 full time officers, 5 dispatchers and 14 auxilliary officers. The department as two officers that are assigned detective duties. One is full time and the other is designated plain clothes 3 days out of his work week. The department has a School Resource Officer. Patrol Officer Jeffrey P Eisert has this assignment and works side by side with school officials. All officers are encouraged to stop by our schools and make their presence known. This also includes extra patrol duties in and around the schools in the mornings and afternoons.
The department has a K-9 Unit that is handled by Lieutenant Joseph Welker. The K-9's name is Rico and he is a Patrol/Narcotics dog.