Canal Winchester contracts with the Fairfield County Sheriff to provide law enforcement services to the city. The Fairfield County Sheriff has a substation located at 36 S. High Street that houses the Canal Winchester assigned sergeant and deputies. These officials have jurisdiction within Canal Winchester city limits and enforce the codified ordinances of the city 24 hours a day.
Emergencies Call 911
Non-Emergency phone number: 614-837-7478
For additional information about the Fairfield County Sheriff, please visit their website.
Madison Township Police
Canal Winchester is also patrolled by Madison Township police. These officials have jurisdiction within within Canal Winchester city limits and enforce the codified ordinances of the city 24 hours a day. The Madison Township Police Department is located in Groveport. More information can be found on their website.
The Community Watch Program is administered by the Fairfield County Sheriff. The Community Watch Program is comprised of volunteers that patrol designated areas for suspicious activities, perform routine building checks, and work with the Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies to help eliminate crime from our neighborhoods. To become a part of the Mobile Community Watch Program, please contact the Fairfield County Sheriff or visit the Mobile Community Watch Program website.
Vacation Property Check
The Fairfield County Sheriff provides a free vacation property check service to city residents. For more information about this service, visit the Fairfield County Sheriff's website.
Police Staffing Study
The Ohio Association Chiefs of Police conducted a police staffing study to determine the coverage needed for Canal Winchester. Click here to read the report.