Select Page


It is my distinct pleasure to be the Chief of Police for the City of Brunswick. I firmly believe the sworn officers, communication specialists and civilian members of our staff are the finest people one could wish to work with. Our Division embraces the Community Oriented Policing philosophies that encourage our members to develop partnerships and help citizens solve problems. From our directed patrol initiatives to our liaison and special programs, our goal is to provide protection and quality policing to the citizens who live in Brunswick and to all who may visit or work here.

We not only encourage officers and employees to become involved in their community, but we also invite our community to become involved in their police department. We have Citizen Police Academies, a ride-along program, volunteer programs, block watches and related opportunities to encourage citizens to become more familiar with our organization.

I salute the men and women who serve the Brunswick Division of Police and hope that you will find them among the best anywhere. I also hope there are opportunities for us to better serve you and if you need us, please do not hesitate to call upon us.


Carl S. DeForest


Other opportunities to help:

Drug Enforcement Tip Line

The Brunswick Division of Police is an active participant in the Medina County Drug Task Force. We welcome your tips. All information is confidential.


A Child Is Missing


“A Child Is Missing” is a national non-profit that helps law enforcement locate missing children, dementia sufferers, college students missing on campus and others. You can become a part of this effort. By signing up your cell phone or other number at “A Child Is Missing”, you can receive CodeRED messages alerting you to missing persons. Click on the logo to sign up.

911 Cellphone Bank

The Brunswick PD wants your old cell phones.

The 911 CellPhone Bank was created to assist law enforcement and victim services agencies.

How can you help? Bring your old cell phone to the Brunswick Police Station. Donating your old phone will help a person in need and generate funds that go right back to our community.

Read more about the CellPhone Bank, and why you should recycle your phone.

Blue Alert


The Ohio Blue Alert is a notification system that is intended to enlist public assistance in the event of a law enforcement officer’s being critically injured or killed or missing and the suspect(s) are still at large. Click here to sign up!

The Division mission statement

Law enforcement providing a safe and secure community through proactive partnerships, while maintaining integrity, dedication and respect.

Online payment of fines

Payment must be made with a credit card issued to the person listed on the citation ONLY. Credit card verification information must match what is on file with the credit card company. You cannot use another person’s credit card to pay your fine. You must pay the full amount; NO partial payments can be accepted. Online payment should be available within 48 hours following the issuance of a ticket. Online payment must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled court appearance.

Pay fines here