Police Department

Erik Wilson, Police Chief

Erik Wilson

Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Trotwood Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. As your Chief of Police and a resident of Trotwood, I will ensure we remain committed to providing professional police services to all of our residents, business owners, and visitors.  The Trotwood Police Department’s Mission Statement; with its four core values of: Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness and Compassion are the guiding principles that help ensure effective policing, but it cannot be accomplished without having earned the trust and respect of the community we serve. These relationships allow the police and the community to work in unison in regard to preventing and solving crime, as well as addressing many other quality of life issues. I am very proud to serve with the exceptional men and women of the Trotwood Police Department. Every member of our team is professionally qualified and highly trained to contribute to our primary goal of ensuring Trotwood remains a safe community in our region and doing our part of improving the overall quality of life for everyone who calls Trotwood home.

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve.

Stay Safe,

Chief Erik Wilson

The City's Police Department is nationally accredited and provides the community with the best law enforcement and public safety services available anywhere. The Police Department is responsible for directing and supervising Trotwood's Patrol Unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit, K-9 Unit, Traffic/Speed Control and Drug/Operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) enforcement functions.

Mission Statement

We, the men and women of the Trotwood Police Department, are committed to excellence in partnership with the community by upholding the Constitution of the United States, the laws of Ohio and the City of Trotwood.  We acknowledge our responsibility to be role models by promoting diversity, building trust, reducing crime and providing a safe environment, thus enhancing the quality of life.

We are dedicated to our core beliefs:

  • Integrity - We will be accountable to the highest moral and ethical standards by being trustworthy, honest and sincere to ourselves and the public we serve.
  • Professionalism - We provide innovative, competent and courteous services to our community through education and teamwork.
  • Fairness - We respectfully deliver quality service by being consistent, understanding and impartial to all.
  • Compassion - We are sensitive, yet firm, while preserving the dignity of each individual by being patient, caring and kind.

Department Staff

Trotwood's nationally accredited Police Department includes:

Chief Erik Wilson
  • 1 Accreditation and Business Manager
  • 3 Records Clerks
Special Officer Assignments Requiring Specialized Training and Certification
  • 1 Canine Handler
  • 1 Officer assigned to Regional HNT (Hostage Negotiation Team)
  • 4 Accident Specialists
  • 4 Bicycle Officers
  • 5 Firearms Instructors
  • 11 Evidence Technicians
  • 17 Field Training Officers including Detectives, Sergeants, and Command Staff
  • 1 Mobile Forensic Unit
  • 1 Mobile Speed Van
  • 1 Transport Van
  • 8 Unmarked Vehicles
  • 9 Patrol Bicycles
  • 19 Marked Cruisers
Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in joining the City of Trotwood Police Department, click here to be redirected to the Human Resources page where you can learn about our current job openings.