Chief Douglas Francis

On behalf of the men and women of the Hilliard Division of Police, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our official website. The Hilliard Police Department was formed in 1957 as a "Special Police" force made up of 20 volunteers. In 1960, the first two full-time police officers were hired. Since that time, The Hilliard Division of Police has grown with the City to an agency made up of 66 individuals who proudly serve the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Hilliard and Norwich Township. 

Like many other agencies in Franklin County, we have grown over the last ten years to keep up with our diverse population. We have maintained our sense of community pride and close inter-personal relationships with our residents and business partners. These relationships have been instrumental in making Hilliard a wonderful community in which to work and live.

As our Mission states, "The employees of the Hilliard Division of Police are committed to serve the Hilliard Community and to enhance the quality of life by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, preserve peace, enforce the law with respect to the constitutional rights of all citizens, reduce fear and provide a safe community environment."

This commitment has led to us adopting a Community Oriented philosophy and embracing an approach to develop community partnerships to help us solve community problems and to improve those quality of life issues that are important to us all.  Our employees are extremely proud of our rich tradition, and are committed to public service and to ensuring the public safety of all.

On behalf of the City of Hilliard, thank you for your interest in our Division of Police. It is our goal that this site be user-friendly while providing you the information you need. Please feel free to e-mail us your suggestion. Enjoy the site and welcome!

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