Chief John R. Mason began his career in law enforcement after graduating from Newark High School in 1982 when he joined the US Army Military Police Corps. In 1986 after completing his enlistment he was selected as a new Heath Patrol Officer. Chief Mason has served in a variety of roles since that time and most recently as the Lieutenant and Patrol Commander until his appointment April 18, 2014. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, a certified Master Criminal Investigator, and serves the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies as an assessor.

     
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The Heath Police Department is a progressive and service oriented agency that responds to approximately 16,000 calls for service a year. In July of 1997, the Police Department became an internationally accredited law enforcement agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies [www.calea.org] and has maintained that distinction.

The Department is comprised of eighteen full-time sworn officers and a small reserve force. The Patrol Section provides 24/7 continuous service to the citizens and business community of Heath investigating a wide variety of criminal offenses in addition to their traffic enforcement duties. The officers are assisted by a records clerk and an administrative assistant. The agency has its own communications center staffed around the clock by six full-time dispatchers. There are three officers currently assigned to the Detective Section and are responsible for all serious crimes such as homicide, burglary, and armed robbery.

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The department also offers electronic fingerprinting for background checks. Click here to see the schedule of availability and price list. There is NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED for this service and no scheduling fee will be charged. Contact Sergeant Craig Black with any questions.

Police Contact Information:
1287 Hebron Road
Heath, Ohio 43056
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 522.2141

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