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Chief Morbitzer
Chief Joe Morbitzer

Westerville Division of Police
29 S. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081-2119

Non-emergencies: (614) 882-7444
Emergencies: 9-1-1
Tip Line: (614) 901-6866


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Thank you for visiting our webpage and finding out more about our organization. As you will see, we are a very active organization. We pride ourselves on outstanding service to citizens who live, work, recreate, and travel through our city.

“The mission of the Westerville Division of Police is to provide service to the public. We are dedicated to responding to the needs of citizens, preventing crimes, and continually evolving to maintain the highest standards of service." This mission is accomplished through services provided by our dedicated staff in conjunction with strong community participation and support. Our organizational philosophy is “Total Resource Policing.” This provides staff with the authority and responsibility to complete tasks and missions at the frontline level. Our staff members are encouraged to use both traditional and more contemporary methods in order to address external and internal issues and concerns focusing on relationship building and crime prevention. Each and every day our staff commit to providing outstanding service to citizens and making Westerville a safe and vibrant community.

We realize the importance of interoperability and partnerships In order to accomplish established goals. Internally we work with all City departments to complete projects utilizing the interdisciplinary approach. This provides a comprehensive method to problem solving and enterprise planning. Externally, we have a volunteer base of adult and youth advocates that supplement our community outreach efforts. Their contributions to our organization and community have garnered national recognition.

Often, Westerville residents or business employees call the police division regarding suspicious persons, activity, or vehicles. Do not hesitate to call when/if incidents arise; no one knows your neighborhood better than those living or working there.  

Confidential Tip Line 
Please call (614) 901-6866 to leave an anonymous message. You may also e-mail to report drug activity, tips on Wanted Persons, or crime trends in your area. If you would like a return phone call, please leave your name and number. Police Cruiser


Westerville POLICE Annual Reports        

2013 Strategic Plan 


2010 Strategic Plan






2014 Self Defense For Women Brochure


Citizen Police Academy Brochure


Path Watch Brochure


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  • Westerville Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association Named "2014 Association of the Year"
    The Westerville Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (WCPAAA) was recently named the "2014 Alumni Association of the Year" at the 16th annual National Citizen's Police Academy Association Conference in Tucson, AZ. This award recognizes the outstanding quality of WCPAAA programs and activities, as well as the association's overall contribution to the vitality and well being of the Westerville community.

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