Lancaster, OH Police

Lancaster, Ohio – Jail and Mugshot Information

Lancaster, Ohio, is a city located near Columbus, in Fairfield County. Lancaster has a population of 38,780 people. Lancaster has a council-mayor style of government, and the mayor of the city is David Scheffler.

City of Lancaster
Lancaster City Hall
104 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-687-6600

Lancaster City Website

For the year 2016, Lancaster had a crime index of 335.9, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. During that year, there were no murders. There were 30 rapes, 46 robberies, and 65 assaults. There were also 271 reported burglaries, 1,499 reported thefts, 56 reported auto thefts, and 6 reported arsons. As of November 2018, there were 96 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster. The ratio of residents to registered sex offenders was 412 to 1.

Lancaster, Ohio – Police Station Information

In the year 2016, there were 1,967 reported crimes in Lancaster, which gave the city a crime rate of 4,923 per 100,000 persons. This is higher than the Ohio state crime rate of 2,878 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Lancaster.

The Lancaster Police Department is located on Broad Street, and the Chief of Police is Adam Pillar.

Lancaster Police Department
130 South Broad Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-687-6680

Lancaster Police Dept
Lancaster Police Facebook

Adam Pillar, Chief of Police
apillar@ci.lancaster.oh.us

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is located in Lancaster and provides police services. The sheriff is Dave Phalen. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include jail, patrol, investigations, and community services.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office
345 Lincoln Ave
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-652-7900

Fairfield County Sheriff
Fairfield Sheriff Facebook

The Fairfield County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office. Lieutenant Jason Hodder is the Jail Bureau Commander. Visitation with inmates is done via video and must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Each inmate is allowed one 20-minute visit per week. Visiting hours are 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Fairfield County Jail
740-652-7300

Fairfield County Jail

Lieutenant Jason Hodder, Jail Bureau Commander
740-652-7356

Open Records Requests in Lancaster, Ohio

Public records from the Lancaster Police Department can be requested from the Records Office.

Lancaster Public Records

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