The Ross Township Police Department is comprised of the Chief of Police, two Lieutenants, seven Sergeants, four Detectives, and thirty Patrol Officers who provide 24 hour police services covering a land area of 14.4 square miles. Ross Township is comprised of over 31,000 permanent residents; however, due to the robust business district, the population of Ross Township can reach over 200,000 individuals during peak business hours. Due to the dynamic makeup of Ross Township, the Police Department responds to over 20,000 calls for assistance from residents and businesses per year. The Ross Township Police Traffic Division issues over 3,500 citations in order to curb aggressive and careless driving keeping the roadways of Ross Township as safe as possible for residents and visitors. Along with normal patrol duties, the officers and detectives investigate almost 2,000 criminal incidents each year and make over 600 arrests. Officers also respond to over 1,000 motor vehicle accidents each year. Moreover, the Township has Municipal Aid Agreements with neighboring departments. 

Chief of Police – Joseph A. Ley

Message from the Chief

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Ross Township Police Department website.  This site will provide a comprehensive look at the capabilities and quality of the department.  All of our officers are proud of the high level of public service that we provide to the citizens of our community, our businesses and our guests.  We are a full service police department and pride ourselves on maintaining excellent standards.  I hope you find the website educational, informative and also learn what an excellent job the officers of the department do on a daily basis.


Thank you,


Chief Joseph A. Ley