Our Police Department
Brimfield Township is a growing community strategically located in southwest Portage County with two I-76 highway interchanges and Kent State University on our border. Our Department serves a population of approximately 14K and is comprised of 20 sworn police officers, 2 auxiliary staff, and 3 administrative-records team members. Our community has a significant retail presence at The Cascades of Brimfield and The Marketplace at Maplecrest, and easy accessibility puts Brimfield within easy driving proximity to the cities of Akron, Cleveland, or Canton.
The members of the Brimfield Police Department are committed to protecting life and property while engaging our community to promote positive community relations and to solve problems.
Integrity. Courage. Community.
- How do I apply for a police officer position with Brimfield Police Department (PD)?
We hire applicants in one of two ways, Entry-Level and Lateral. Entry-level applicants are not required to have OPOTA certification and may be hired and sent through Academy training by our agency. Entry-level applicants may also be currently enrolled in, or previously graduated from an open-enrollment Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and are now seeking a commission with a police department. All Entry-Level applicants must complete testing through the National Testing Network, send their scores to our department, and submit a Brimfield Township Police Department Employment Application to our department. Lateral applicants currently serving as police officers with another agency are not required to complete online testing through the National Testing Network and undergo an expedited process.
When we are hiring, we will review the applicants on file and if selected, you will be contacted to submit a comprehensive follow-up background investigation package. Additional phases of our process include interviews, polygraphs, psychological examinations, and medical/drug screening.
Please click on the Employment link on our website for complete information on testing and application for both Entry-Level and Lateral applicants.
- How do I get my car out of impound?
Brimfield Police tows are done by Phil's Towing, 471 Geneva Avenue, Tallmadge, OH. 44278. Phone: 330-935-2210. Their normal office hours are 9:00AM - 5:00PM Monday through Friday, and 8:00AM - 1:00PM on Saturdays, excluding holidays.
In certain cases, there may be a
holdon your vehicle that you must satisfy at the Brimfield Police Department in order to obtain the vehicle release.
The owner of the vehicle must be present, or, you must provide a notarized letter from the owner providing permission for someone other than the owner to pick up the vehicle.
- How can I report a traffic related problem in my neighborhood?
Please call the police department's non-emergency number at 330-673-7716 and report the circumstances.
Please provide basic information about the problem and when it occurs. The information will be forwarded to the appropriate Patrol shift for follow-up as the call for service needs allow.
- I just received a traffic citation. How do I pay that?
Payment for traffic citations is made through the Kent Municipal Court, not at the Brimfield Police Department. The court can be contacted by phone at 330-678-9100. Additionally, traffic citations that are eligible for waiver by mail may also be paid online through the Portage County courts website. Go to the Portage County website and click the link for "pay court costs and fines"
- If I call the Brimfield police for a record check, what will you do?
Upon request, we will check our local records for any reports. Such record checks are done within records maintained by the Brimfield Police Department only and do not involve records that may be on file with other agencies or the courts.
A search of all court records within Portage County may be completed at the Portage County website. Click on the link for "court links."