St. Marys, OH Police

St. Marys, Ohio Jail and Mugshot Information

The City of St. Marys, Ohio has a population of 8,332. The mayor as of 2018 is Patrick J. McGowan. His phone number is 419-394-3303, ext. 1241. The city can be found in Auglaize County.

Patrick J. McGowan
101 East Spring Street,
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 1241

The crime index of St. Marys, as reported by a 2016 statistic, was 89.5.

St. Marys, Ohio Police Station Information

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in St. Marys, OH is displayed. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in St. Marys, OH. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You’ll find that the rate of crime in St. Marys, OH averages 43% lower than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 42% lower than. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in St. Marys, OH is 80% lower than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 84% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 39% lower than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 36% lower than the nation’s average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the St. Marys, OH area.

Facts about crime in St. Marys, Ohio:

  • The overall crime rate in St. Marys is 42% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.48 daily crimes that occur in St. Marys.
  • St. Marys is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
  • In St. Marys you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in St. Marys has decreased by 46%.

The City of St. Marys operates a full-time Police Department with sixteen full-time OPOTA certified Officers, a full-time Police/Fire/EMS dispatch center with four Dispatchers, and an Administrative Assistant who also serves as a Code and Parking Enforcement Officer. The department provides 24-hour coverage to our community and its visitors through various means of transportation.

Of the sixteen Officers, one Officer is assigned full-time as a School Resource Officer. The SRO not only provides safety for the students and staff, he and other Officers train their school and area businesses in safety in areas such as A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). The SRO is a liaison between their school district and our police force

The Police Department has one full-time Detective who has achieved OPOTA certifications in Master Criminal Investigator and Master Evidence Technician. The Detective also serves as a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist.

The Police Department believes in high quality training for all personnel. Several Officers have achieved the Master Criminal Investigator certification and three have attained the Master Evidence Technician certification to provide high quality and effective investigations. The department also has two firearms instructors, defensive tactics instructors, three hostage/crisis negotiators, and one Officer certified in computer and cell phone forensics to aid in criminal investigations.

A German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia named “Scout” is also a member of the department. Scout is a dual purpose K-9 with certifications in narcotics detection, tracking, and building, area, and article searches. Scout and his handler patrol our streets as well as conduct numerous demonstrations for community organizations.

Mission Statement

“It is the mission of the City of St. Marys Police Department to protect life, preserve property, and provide a safe environment for our residents and visitors to live, work, and visit through exceptional police services.”

St. Marys Police Department Address:

Jacob Sutton, Chief of Police
222 Indiana Avenue
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-2325, Emergency: 9-1-1
Fax: 419-394-1288
Email: jsutton@cityofstmarys.net

The Auglaize County Correctional Center has a holding capacity of 72 inmates.
When coming to visit an inmate, enter the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center main entrance.

Each inmate must fill out a visitor list during the intake process. The Auglaize County Correction Center will input the visitor information into the computer system within 5 business days. After the information is entered into the computer system, the inmate may have visitors. At the first visit, each visitor must completely fill out a visitor application to continue the visit.

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of 2 adult and 2 minor visitors per visitation day. All adult visitors must provide a picture identification at the time of the visit. All visitor’s under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian of a minor must provide or show a birth certificate of that minor on the minor’s first visit.

Visitor’s must be prompt for the beginning time of their scheduled visitation time frame. Visitor’s must be there for their scheduled time or they will be denied.

St. Marys Police Station
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St. Marys, Ohio Jail:

Auglaize Sheriff Jail

Open Records Request in St. Marys, Ohio

The City of St. Marys will prepare and make available for inspection and/or copying “public records,” as defined in Ohio Revised Code 149.43, upon the request of any member of the general public.

Public records are available for inspection during regular business hours. Inspection of public records will be made available promptly, while copies shall be made available within a reasonable period of time. In determining what is prompt and reasonable, the volume of records, the location of records, and the possible necessity of legal review, shall all be taken into consideration.

Each request shall be evaluated as to an estimated period of time it will take to make the records available. Any denial of public records requested will include an explanation. If portions of a record are public and portions are exempt, the exempt portions will be redacted and the rest released. Each redaction will be accompanied by a supporting explanation, including legal authority.

Requests for public records do not have to be in writing. Additionally, the requester does not have to provide his or her identity or intended use of the requested public record. Although no specific language is required to make a request, the requester must at least identify the records requested with sufficient clarity for the City to determine, retrieve, and review the records. If the request is not clear, the requester will be asked for clarification to assist in determining what records will satisfy their request.

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