Statement from Police Chief William Myers
Welcome to the Columbiana Police Department Web Page. I am honored to serve alongside the men and women of our fine department. The sworn officers and civilian employees in our agency are dedicated to serving and safeguarding this phenomenal community. Our Department is proud to serve with integrity, honor, and compassion.
About the Columbiana Police Department
The City of Columbiana’s Police Department is currently staffed with a Chief, 2 Sergeants, 16 officers, 5 dispatchers, and 12 Auxiliary officers. The Columbiana Police department is the primary law enforcement provider for the City of Columbiana, Ohio with a jurisdictional area in both Columbiana County and Mahoning County.
The Columbiana Police Department dispatches for the City of Columbiana Police, Fire and EMS Departments as well as the Police, Fire and EMS for the Village of Leetonia, we also act as a Columbiana County 911 PSAP. The 911 PSAP is the primary answering point for all calls that originate in the City of Columbiana, the Village of Leetonia, and Fairfield Township. Secondary answering point services are provided on an overflow basis to the rest of Columbiana County as needed.
Columbiana was served by a town Marshall/ Constable until a full time position was created in 1930 as a full time police officer/chief. R.G. “Barney” Millen. Millen served as the only full time police officer from 1930 until 1946 when a second officer was added and then a third in 1950. Columbiana Police Department has had a long history of serving the community with honor and respect.
In 2000 Columbiana became a city, surpassing 5,000 residents living within the city. Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Columbiana is 6,559. Columbiana has an area of over 6 square miles and growing. Columbiana has grown 18.2% since the 2000’s. Columbiana, Ohio is growing faster than 68% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
The vision of the Columbiana Police Department is to partner with our community to create a safe environment and exemplary quality of life for our citizens and visitors.
The mission of the Columbiana Police Department is to field highly trained police professionals to deliver comprehensive high quality law enforcement services to all citizens in a respectful, compassionate and professional manner.