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Police Department - Welcome!

You have reached the online home of the City of Canton Police Department.  Please take a moment to navigate through our site and learn more about how we are working to protect and serve Canton residents.  We strive to maintain an open and transparent department as much as possible, and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have as we are permitted by the law.

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For your convenience, we have added a link where you can view your police report from home. 

VIEW ON-LINE REPORTS by clicking: Here


Canton Alerts ProviderSign up for Canton Alerts!, sometimes called the 'Stark County Emergency Notification System' or 'Reverse 9-1-1'.

Not all telephone numbers are available to public entities, such as the City of Canton, so if you would like to receive these 'Canton Alerts!' on any telephone number, especially unlisted numbers or your mobile phone, you need to sign up.

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Crime Mapping

The statistics illustrated on this site reflect the majority of reports completed in the jurisdiction of the Canton Police Department.  Some report types have been excluded for privacy reasons including reports specific to juveniles, homicide investigations, domestic violence and sex crimes.  Other reports may not appear on the map due to an incomplete association between the location used and the mapping software.


Click on tip411 to send anonymous information to the Canton Police Department.

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             Click Here to Sign Up For tip411 Alerts.

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We have good news - the CantonPD Tips app for iPhone and Android devices are now available.

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Android - Google Play Store

Our Mission

The mission of the Canton Police Department is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of Canton, enforce all city, state, and federal laws, prevent crime, and educate the public.

We, the men and women of the Canton Police Department, shall perform these duties with honesty and fairness through strong leadership and continuous training.  We will strive to serve as role models for the community, applying professional standards and commitment to integrity, sensitivity and compassion to those we serve.


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Our Guiding Principles
Officers of the Canton Police Department abide by six major guiding principles.  They are as follows:

  1. To be a progressive, proactive organization, dedicated to safety and serving the needs of the community.
  2. To be responsive and accountable to the citizens of Canton through the chain of command and the city's administration.
  3. To promote the professional and personal growth of each employee through strong, fair, flexible leadership.
  4. To create an environment in which employees can attain the highest degree of creativity, productivity and sense of morale.
  5. To maintain a spirit of cooperation within the department and between Labor Unions and other representative organizations.
  6. To be fair, honest and display common sense in all actions.


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  • This is a voluntary program designed to help investigators locate important evidence.
  • Registering your camera DOES NOT give anyone unauthorized access.
  • The public WILL NOT have access to your personal information or address.
  • Remove your registration from the system anytime.

Click on the image or use the QR code to go directly to the registration web site.

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We are NOT accepting applications for the Auxiliary Police Unit at this time.

Contact Us
Please feel free to contact us at any time, day or night.  If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911.  For all other non-emergency calls, please click here to see a telephone directory for the Department.

Recent News from the Police Department

Fraternal Order of Police K-9 Sponsor Form
By Robert Flaherty
Posted: Jan 30, 2017

The Fraternal Order of Police McKinley Lodge #2 and the Canton Police Patrolmen's Association are raising funds to build a K-9 memorial. 

We are selling personalized bricks to help fund the project.  The bricks will be placed around the memorial located at the 2nd St NW and Market Ave N.

Download the Sponsor Forms

General Sponsor Donations are $60 per 4" x 8" brick

Corporate Sponsor Donations are $500 per 8" x 8" brick.


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