The City of Massillon strives to provide the highest level of service through the enforcement of laws and the protection of life, property and the constitutional rights of all. We will meet the present and future needs of the public through a continued partnership with our community.
The Massillon Police Department is commanded by Chief Keith Moser. The department is organized into two divisions of patrol and support.
The patrol division is headed by Captain William Peel. The patrol division consists of all the uniform officers who are assigned to the three eight hour working shifts. Day shift begins at 6:00 am, then Afternoon shift at 2:00 pm and Midnights at 10:00pm. Each shift has a lieutenant in charge and 2 sergeants assigned as additional supervisors. Officers are assigned the additional duties of K9 handlers, Community Outreach, and Public Information.
The support division is headed by Captain Paul Covert. The support division consists of the detective bureau, training, jail / court operations, vehicle / traffic bureau and records management. The jail for the City of Massillon is currently classified as a temporary holding facility and cannot house prisoners. Prisoners who are arrested by the Massillon Police are transported to the Stark County Jail.