Police Chief

Greg Wiley

44 North Forest Street
Geneva, OH 44041

Phone: 440-466-1111
Fax: 440-466-0098

EMail: policechief@genevaohio.gov

Mission Statement
The Division of Police is specifically charged with protecting the life and property through the prevention of crime, the apprehension of criminals, the recovering of lost and stolen property and the fair and impartial enforcement of the ordinances of the city of Geneva, the laws of the State of Ohio, and the laws of the United States of America.

The Police Department has twelve full-time officers and four full-time dispatchers. The Police Department is characterized by a highly trained staff, coupled with advanced technology and communication equipment. Additionally,the department provides countless public services beyond the traditional law enforcement role.


Community Notification Enrollment for Ashtabula County – Swift911 Sign Up

Ashtabula County has implemented SwiftReach’s Swift911™ alerting solution. This will allow us to alert our community with emergency messages and provide information on how to take action.

Traffic Updates
Interested in receiving up-to-the-minute traffic updates from the Ohio State Highway Patrol? Sign up for Nixle, a mass notification system that sends geolocated information to you through phone, email or on the web. It’s a great way to stay informed and safe—and it’s totally free for you.

You can sign up by texting your zipcode to 888777 or visiting  statepatrol.ohio.gov and looking for the Nixle widget on the right side. For more information on how Nixle works & to sign up, visit http://www.nixle.com/howitworks.html.

Next Of Kin Data Base
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles now offers you the opportunity to voluntarily provide emergency contact information. myemergencycontactinfo.org.

Active Shooter: How to Respond Resource Materials
How to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity booklet
How to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity booklet (Spanish)
DHS has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, and schools in preparing for and responding to an active shooter.

It is illegal to use or possess tobacco products under the age of eighteen (18). Vendors must obtain a permit from the city to sell tobacco products.

Under the age of thirteen (13) is 9:00pm. Thirteen (13) and older is 10:30pm Sunday-Thursday and 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday.

Police Department History
March 12,1867 Calvin Bartholomew was appointed borough marshal. First recorded lawman in Geneva history.
1871 Full-time night watchman and four reserve watchmen appointed.
1914 Charles Maltbie became village constable.
May 27, 1929 A motion was passed by Geneva Village Council for the organization of a police force.
Carl Pangburn and Howard Stowe became the first officers of the Geneva Police Department.
1929 Geneva Police Department’s first police cruiser, a blue Ford Touring car purchased for $495.00.
April 3, 1958 Geneva became a city and Herbert Riedel, formerly the marshal for the police department, became it’s first police chief.
1963 Police radio equipment was purchased.
1976 The nations Bicentennial was celebrated with a Bicentennial Police Car.
1992 Computers used by police department.
1995 Geneva’s Community oriented policing (COPS) begins.
1997 Geneva’s first School Resource Officer (SRO).
1999-2000 Mobile Data system-computers enter the police cars.

Police Links

211 Ashtabula County Information Services-Dial 211

Ashtabula County Dog Warden 440-576-6538

Ashtabula Cty. Juvenile Court 440-994-6000

Ashtabula County Courts System courts.co.ashtabula.oh.us

Adult Protective Services 440-994-2020 www.cdss.ca.gov

Child & Passenger Safety Laws 1-800-755-GROW

Children’s Services 440-998-1811

Home Safe 440-992-2727

Victims Rights Toolkit : Marsy’s Law – ocvjc.org/marsys-law/rights

National Crime Prevention Council www.ncpc.org

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Northwest Ambulance-Non Emergency-440-466-4900

Ohio Crime Prevention Association www.ocpa-oh.org

Ohio Department of Public Safety www.ohiopublicsafety.com

Ohio Transportation Information System www.ohgo.com

Victim Notification Program. http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification

Victim of Crime 440-576-3523

Western County Court 440-466-1184