Office line: 419-562-1006

Fax: 419-562-5341

Email: Email the Police Deepartment

Crime Tip Line: 419-834-2023

You can send a text or leave a voice mail message to our crime tip line.

New Alarm Ordinance: Read More


500 South Sandusky Avenue
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Police Chief: David Koepke

Values: Committed to Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence

Our Mission

We are proud of our service to our community
Learn More



New Alarm Ordinance

Beginning January 1, 2016, residents and businesses that have alarm systems will no longer be required to register and pay an alarm permit fee.Learn More

Welcome Rosco

Welcome to the Bucyrus Police Department Rosco.
Today Mayor Reser gave the Oath to K9 Rosco and his handler Officer David Rowland. Learn More


More Information

We will be adding more information soon.

Like Us On Facebook

We keep our Facebook Page active with current information Go to our page


blurred  Bucyrus Ohio police car lights

Do you have what it takes to join our team?


The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct a Civil Service examination for the position of Police Officer for the Bucyrus Police Department to establish an eligibility list.

The Bucyrus Police Department serves the City of Bucyrus, which has a population of approximately 12,000 people and an area of 12 square miles. Bucyrus is located 60 miles north of Columbus on St. Rt. 4. The Department has an authorized strength of 22 sworn officers, plus civilian employees.

Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department working in a community oriented policing system. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in the law enforcement profession. Employment includes a competitive benefits package with medical, dental, vision and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Plan. Starting wage is $21.62 per hour with step increases and longevity pay.

*Age 21 at time of appointment and not yet 41 years of age by the date of appointment
*High School graduate, or equivalent, and possess good verbal and written communication skills
*Must be able to pass a physical fitness test based on Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s Institute Research (the criteria to pass fitness test is included in application, page 18)
*Must participate in oral and written interviews
*Must pass a Civil Service written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher
*Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph, physical and vision testing
*Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or an academy letter of basic training enrollment with date of expected academy completion and certification by the time of hire based on Civil Service guidelines. Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or academy letter and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.
*Must be able to attend mandatory physical fitness testing, individual interview and Civil Service exam.

Applications can be obtained at the Bucyrus Police Department, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or you can DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION beginning Monday, October 16, 2017. Applications can be submitted in person or by U. S. mail no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Applicants must pay a non-refundable $15.00 examination fee (cash or money order only, payable to the Bucyrus Civil Service Commission). Failure to have application complete or return the application within the stated guidelines will disqualify the applicant from further testing.

Physical fitness testing will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Bucyrus High School, 900 W. Perry St, Bucyrus, Ohio. The Civil Service examination will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio.


Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser

Greetings From Chief David Koepke:

Welcome to the City of Bucyrus, with a special welcome from the Bucyrus Police Department. Our goal is for your stay in Bucyrus to be a pleasant and safe experience. If you are visiting Bucyrus we want to be as helpful as possible and assist you anyway we can. Please feel free to contact the Police Department at any time. If you are a resident of Bucyrus or the Bucyrus area we are striving to provide you and your family with a safe and friendly environment and welcome your input to provide the best possible service. The Bucyrus Police Department is comprised of dedicated men and women in the areas of communications, patrol, investigations, administration and K-9 patrol. We are responsible for the City of Bucyrus and the four City lakes/reservoirs and associated recreational areas east of the City. Local residents and visitors will find the lake/reservoir areas, nearby park districts and city parks very inviting places for exercise and relaxation.

The Bucyrus Police Department will continue to strive to provide the highest quality of service to residents and visitors. If you are a resident of Bucyrus we hope you will continue to assist us in providing a safe community. We need the help of all citizens to enjoy an excellent quality of life. If you are visiting, we hope you have a pleasant experience, return or even join us as a resident in our friendly community, “The small city in the middle of everywhere.”

- Chief David Koepke

Our Mission


The Bucyrus Police Department will endeavor to make the City of Bucyrus a community where our citizens feel safe to reside, by engaging the citizens in a partnership with the Police and using everyone’s wisdom, support and resources to solve concerns of the community.

Our Values


Committed to Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence

Our Focus


  • Community Oriented Policing
  • A “We Care” Attitude
  • Courtesy, Integrity & Excellence
  • A People Oriented Workplace
  • Quality Leadership
  • Quality Employees


Police Officers and Staff

Chief David Koepke
Captain Joseph Greathouse
Captain Neil Assenheimer
Captain Greg Stevens
Lieutenant Kevin Wert
Lieutenant Tom Walker
Officer 1 Sam Caldwell
Officer 2 Detective John Seif
Officer 3 Detective Tracy Keegan
Officer 4 K-9 Unit, Curt Bursby
Officer 5 Jamie Carver
Officer 6 Jon Dorsey, SRO
Officer 7 Adam Cramer

Police Officers and Staff

Officer 8 Amos Wolfe
Officer 9 David Rowland
Officer 10 Scott Davis
Officer 11 Shane Cramer
Officer 12 Jo Stahl
Officer 13 James Mata
Officer 14 Jason Pennington
Officer 15 Chris Hulsmeyer
Dispatcher Denise Young
Dispatcher Jennifer Gerger
Dispatcher Stacey Russell
Dispatcher Shawn Ziegler
Dispatcher Tricia Calder
Utility Officer Al Williams
  • New Alarm Ordinance 32-2015

    Police, Safety

    Beginning January 1, 2016, residents and businesses that have alarm systems will no longer be required to register and pay an alarm permit fee. False alarms will be addressed in the following manner:

    In any consecutive twelve month period,

    • Two (2) false alarms will receive a written warning.
    • Five (5) false alarms will result in a $50 administrative fee.
    • Ten (10) false alarms will result in a $100 administrative fee.
    • Fifteen (15) false alarms will result in a $150 administrative fee.
    • Twenty (20) false alarms will result in a $200 administrative fee and a disconnect order may be issued.
    • Twenty five (25) false alarms will result in an order to disconnect the alarm system.

    A person or business who fails to pay the administrative fees imposed within 30 days shall be in default, and an additional $25 will be added for the delinquency.

    The Police Department will respond to all alarms received and will make every attempt to contact the resident or a key holder. It is up to the alarm holder to update their contact information with the Bucyrus Police Department.

Welcome Rosco to the force!

Welcome to the Bucyrus Police Department Rosco.
Today Mayor Reser gave the Oath to K9 Rosco and his handler Officer David Rowland. 

Rosco joins K9 Donna and Officer Bursby giving Bucyrus more coverage with police working dogs. 

We also bid farewell to Amigo and express our condolences to Captain Assenheimer and his family upon the passing of Amigo.

Captain Assenheimer was awarded the Chief Phillip Trautman Award for his work establishing the police canine program in Bucyrus. Thank you to all who have supported our police canine program. Chief Koepke

Ohio Congressman Jim mordan speaking