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COVID-19 Information Center


This page has been setup to share information in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For up-to-date information, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at

Northwood Police Department Status


The Northwood Police Department is currently OPEN for walk-in functions such as:

  • File a Police Report

  • FBI/BCI Fingerprints (**Temporary Change in Hours** - click here for more information)

  • Public Records Requests

  • Post Bond for Someone After Hours (Northwood Court)

Department Information

For the latest Northwood PD information, visit our department's website homepage, Facebook or Twitter social media pages.  We will post up-to-date information on our social media pages and website as new information comes out.

Please DO NOT call the Northwood Police Department for questions regarding the COVID-19 crisis.  Dispatchers are not able to provide information about COVID-19.  If you have any questions, utilize the Ohio Department of Health's phone number (1-833-4-ASK-ODH) (1-833-427-5634).

The Northwood Police Department is committed to the safety of our community.  We have been taking extra precautions to disinfect and sanitize our cruisers and the department.

We are also committed to providing the same outstanding services we normally provide on a day-to-day basis.  The Northwood Police Department is still OPEN for walk-in functions, such as fingerprinting.  To help with social distancing, we request that if someone is in the lobby, that you wait outside the lobby until they are finished.  There is signage that is posted when you enter the police department.

For past offense reports, officers may reach out to you via telephone if an officer is not required to respond to your residence or business.  Please make sure to let the dispatcher know your telephone number when calling.  If you are feeling ill or are self quarantining, please make sure to tell the dispatcher this information as well, so that we can take the appropriate precautions when responding.

When calling for Police, Fire, or EMS

The Northwood Police Department and Northwood Fire Department are committed to providing the best quality care and service, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The current pandemic has led to some operational changes to help reduce potential exposure to our officers, paramedics, and firefighters, and to look out for the safety and well-being of our community.

Anyone who calls the Northwood Police Department dispatch center to request EMS or a Police Officer will be asked a few screening questions regarding health status and recent travel history for household members. These questions will not affect our response or level of service provided, but will allow our team to take any precautions that may be needed.  If you indicate to us that you or a family member is ill or may have possibly been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to the coronavirus, our department members will take the appropriate precautions when they respond (ex: wearing gloves and masks).

The dispatcher will ask the following questions when you call 911:

  • Have you recently traveled outside of the country?

  • Have you been in contact with someone who is known to have been exposed to the coronavirus?

  • Do you or have you had a fever recently?

  • Do you or have you had a cough recently?

  • Do you or have you had shortness of breath recently?

Important Links

**Click the blue buttons below to go to the external websites for more information**

The Ohio Department of Health has created a website that provides updates and information in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects Ohioans.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a “Stay Safe Ohio” order that reopens businesses, with exceptions, and continues a “Stay Healthy and Safe at Home” order. This new order is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020. For more information on what this order means for you, click the links below:

Responsible RestartOhio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.

The Ohio Department of Health has provided resources for individuals/families and businesses that are in need of economic support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the City of Northwood website for up-to-date information in regards to city functions

and hours of operation for city offices.

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