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Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Worthington Division of Police, I would like to welcome you to the Divisions’ official website.

The Worthington Division of Police has progressed from the days of having only a single law enforcement officer, Marshal James Talladay in the late twenties, to a community-based, professional police agency with a full-time complement of 32 sworn officers, 7 reserve officers and 13 civilians. The agency is divided up into four functional components: Uniformed Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Communications and Administration. The agency provides the communities of Worthington and the Village of Riverlea with full service policing.

The strength of the Division has always come from a commitment to forming partnerships with the citizens and the businesses we serve. Our Core Values and mission statement guide us in our daily operations. The atmosphere of personal commitment that exemplifies the Worthington community as a whole is demonstrated throughout the entire Division of Police.   

On behalf of the Worthington Division of Police thank you for your interest.

Jerry L. Strait, Jr.
Chief of Police