The misson of the Barnesville Police Department is to above all never lose sight of the oath we swore as police officers. We will exhibit honesty and integrity through our service. We will honerably provide our community with the highest level of protection and service and alway take pride in our department and community.
About the Department
The Barnesville Police Department, under the direction of Chief Rocky Sirianni, consists of 8 full-time police officers when fully staffed, including 1 full-time School Resource Officer. The department also has 6 part-time police officers, 2 of which are School Resource Officers, 2 auxiliary police officers, 2 full-time dispatchers, and 3 part-time dispatchers. The department is also fortunate enough to have a K-9 unit. K-9 Croc is a male German Shepherd and is a dual-purpose dog trained in tracking, apprehension, and drug work. The K-9 unit is largely funded by donations. Croc and the department are very grateful.
The Barnesville Police Department participates in the OLLEISN network, which shares information with other Ohio agencies and OHLEG, Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, which is a law enforcement information aid. The department also utilizes the CodeRED notification system with Belmont County 911 to quickly notify community members of emergencies and other important information. More information on CodeRED and how to sign up can be found on the Village of Barnesville website or at the department.
The Barnesville Police Department answers on average between 3,000 and 4,000 calls a year and handles approximately 800 arrests and investigations. The department is grateful for the excellent working relationship that has been established with other agencies and organizations in the area.
The Barnesville Police Department participates in various events in the community. Tours are given throughout the year to school students, boy and girl scouts, and other kids clubs, with the jail and police cruisers being the most popular points of the tour. “Safety Pup” also makes several public appearances throughout the year and helps the officers in presenting programs to area children about public safety including how to use and dial 911.
The Barnesville Police Department’s main priority is ensuring a safe environment for the citizens of Barnesville. The department also strives to maintain and grow the great relationship they have established with the community. Chief Sirianni and the department are grateful for the support they receive from the public. The Barnesville Police Department’s address is 132 North Arch Street and is located on the first floor of the Municipal Building. The non-emergency number is 740-425-1976. For emergencies call 911. The Barnesville Police Department also has a Facebook and is part of the Village of Barnesville website.
If you are interested in more information on our department or becoming a member of our team, please reach out to Chief Rocky Sirianni.
Public records shall be defined as any document, device, or item, regardless of physical form or characteristic, created or received by, or coming under the jurisdiction of the office, which serves to document the organization, function, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office.
Public records are to be available for inspection during regular business hours, with the exemption of published holidays. Public records must be made available for inspection promptly. Copies of public records must be made available within a reasonable period of time. “Prompt” and “Reasonable” take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; and the necessity for any legal review of the records requested.
Cost for Public Records – Those seeking public records will be charged only the actual cost of making copies:
- Paper Copies $0.05 per page
- Accident Reports $4.00 each
- Downloaded computer files to compact disc $1.00 per disc
Payment is required prior to releasing public records. The above fee schedule does not include mailing, postage is extra.
Denial of public records requested must include an explanation, including legal authority. If portions of a record are public and portions are exempt, the exempt portions are to be redacted and the rest released.
Public records may be requested by contacting the office non-emergency line or by stopping into the department. In addition, you may mail, fax or email an official request to our office.
Drug Drop Off Box
The department has a drug drop off box located in the lobby of the department. Those needing to dispose of prescription drugs or needles may do so safely at this convenient drop off box. Lobby is open from 8:00am-12:00am Monday-Sunday.
Our department handles fingerprint (BCI/FBI) background checks. Cost is $5 each. Must bring a photo ID at time of background check. Once completed you will need to mail in your fingerprint card, along with payment, to complete the background check. No appointment necessary.