The Detective Bureau is the investigative arm of the police department and is currently made up of one Sergeant and three Detectives. All preliminary complaint reports requiring further investigation are referred to the Detective Bureau for review and evaluation. Once reviewed, each case is assigned to a specific detective for further investigation.
There are many areas of expertise handled by our highly trained and experienced investigators which include:
The Detective Bureau can be reached at 419-882-1250.
One specialized section within the Sylvania Township Police Department, is the Special Response Team (SRT). The SRT was formed in 1998 to provide a more effective police response to dangerous situations. Designed along the lines of a traditional Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT), the SRT has the responsibility of handling barricaded gunman standoffs, hostage situations, drug raids, dignitary protection, anti-terrorist assignments, and warrant services. In 2007, the SRT merged with the City of Sylvania to form the Sylvania Metro Special Response Team. The teams mereged to combine resources to better serve the community.
Staffing and Training
The Sylvania Township Police Department Special Response Team has eight members. These officers are specially trained and serve on the team as an additional assignment within the police department. They receive eight hours of additional training each month, which consists of weapons familiarization and shooting, tactics rehearsal, and mission planning. The Sylvania Township SRT also trains with a number of other agencies in Lucas County. Members of the SRT have attended the SWAT program hosted by the Toledo Police Department. The SRT members also train and work with their counterparts in Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Oregon, and the Lucas County Sheriff’s office.
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