Welcome from Chief Terry Grice

  

Community engagement is an essential component of my vision for the Montville Police Department. We know that through engagement, the community is given a significant voice in how we police. I believe that by actively engaging our community, we can significantly improve the way we deliver police services, as well as reducing criminal behavior and establishing trusting relationships with those we serve. The relationships we build will also help us solve crime. It is equally important that we focus on developing relationships with youth. One of our strategies is to build relationships with children before they enter secondary school. By investing in young people, we will not likely see immediate change; however, it is my hope that this investment will help our youth in the future.

The Montville Police Department is comprised of 13 full-time officers, one part-time officer, and four auxiliary officers. In addition to our sworn staff, we have two administrative assistants. The department operates 24 hours a day and 7 seven days a week. The Montville Police Department has experienced a large amount of growth during the last five years due to our increased population. In response to this growth, we have added two full-time officers and one part-time officer. In addition, we created a full-time Detective position.

Our department offers a variety of programs for our community such as: Female Self Defense Clinics, Medina Community Police Athletic League, Medina County Juvenile Traffic Program, Web Check, Bike Patrol, Vacation Watch, School Resource Officer, and Take Control. We fully believe that policing is more than responding to calls for service- we believe in providing as many quality programs as possible to help our citizens.

If you have any questions or suggestions in the future, please feel free to contact me anytime at (330)725-8314 or tgrice@montvilletwp.org.

Sincerely,

Terry Grice

Chief of Police