Ada Police Department
Protecting and Serving Ada, Ohio Since 1861
Alec J. Cooper
Chief of Police
Ada is a G.R.E.A.T. Agency
Gaining and Growing Respect, Engagement, Accountability and Trust
Welcome to the Ada Police Department’s website, an outreach of the men and women who serve our community with pride. Through this important interactive tool, we hope to establish and build relationships with our customers, the public whom we serve.
The Ada Police Department is comprised of 9 full-time and 3 part-time police officers to serve you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We invite you to learn more about the men and women of your Ada Police Department in the "About Us" section.
You may have noticed that we use the word “customer” when we refer to those we serve. The members of the Ada Police Department understand that our customer mindset is foundational to maintain an effective police/customer relationship and to provide quality service. We believe that even though we are the only agency or “business” that provides safety and security community-wide, we must conduct ourselves in a business-like and customer-focused manner. The Village of Ada has consistently been named one of Ohio's Safest Cities for the past number of years with a high ranking of 7th Safest. Ada was named 78th Safest Town in America in 2020 and we attribute our success to the relationship between our department and those we serve, indeed a partnership in keeping Ada a SAFER Community.
In 2016 the Ada Police Department became an Ohio Collaborative Certified Agency by meeting several state-wide law enforcement standards including Use of Force, Bias Free Policing, Employee Misconduct and Vehicle Pursuit policies to name a few. In 2019 our agency was recertified in these standards and we continue to pursue certification every 4 years.
As part of our Ohio Collaborative Certification our agency is required to share certain reports and information regarding our activities and we are proud to do so under our Ohio Collaborative Certification Tab. We invite you to review those documents and/or share your thoughts, accolades or concerns as we pursue public service GREATness.
We invite you to browse our website, learn more about what we do, who we are and how to take part in Ada’s safety and security as we all benefit in making Ada a SAFER Community through the cooperative efforts of all of our residents and dedicated police staff.