The new police facility is incorporated into the new Chardon Municipal Center on Water Street. The area assigned to the police is over 6,000 square feet. There are computers and a state-of-the-art police and fire communications center. It has several holding cells, a sally port, secure interview rooms, supervisors offices, locker and shower area, plus adequate evidence, property and equipment storage areas.
The Chardon Police Department now employs 19 sworn police officers (12 full-time) and a civilian staff of 13 employees (6 full-time) which includes dispatchers, records clerk, and a parking control officer. There are now 5 marked patrol cars and one unmarked car. The department's budget in 2014 was just over $2.2 million.
To fulfill the Chardon Police Department's mission, and provide the best service possible to the community, the following broad, long-term goals will continuously challenge its police officers and employees of the department:
Protection of life and property
Preservation of peace
Maintenance of law and order
Proactive approach to crime prevention and detection