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Welcome to the Dayton Police Department online. We are committed to serving the community through effective, thorough and conscientious law enforcement. We appreciate and welcome your feedback, information and participation as we work to keep our neighborhoods safe for residents, businesses and visitors.

Richard S. Biehl, Director and Chief of Police

Chief Biehl joined the Dayton Police Department as Director and Chief on January 28, 2008 after serving as Executive Director of Cincinnati's Community Police Partnering Center. He has more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement work. He served on the Cincinnati Police Department from 1980 to 2004 in positions including Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and ultimately Assistant Police Chief.

Chief Biehl can be reached at or by telephone at (937) 333-1080.


Ever wonder what it's like to be a police officer? Sign up for one of the Dayton Police Department's Scenario-Based Training sessions. To register, contact Officer Chris Pawelski at (937) 333-1184 or

 Your Questions Answered: from May 12, 2016 Listening Session

How to Interact with Law Enforcement Officers

 List of Community Engagement Initiatives

Police "Use of Force" Explained

Citizen Survey 

We are proud to have won the 2015 IACP/CISCO Community Policing Award



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  Dayton Police Department

335 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Emergency:   911     Non-Emergency: (937) 333-COPS (2677)


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