Police Department


Butler Township Police Department
3510 Sudachi Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Non-emergency dispatch number: 937-233-2080 Emergency Number:
Office number:
 Chief of Police John M. Porter


The Butler Township Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of professional services to the citizens of the community. We achieve this standard through careful selection of personnel, rigorous training, modern practices and state-of-the-art equipment.

The police department is staffed by a chief of police, three sergeants, ten patrol officers, and one auxiliary officer. One officer is assigned to the detective section for follow-up investigations.

Services we provide include police protection, vacation house checks and targeted traffic enforcement.

The department contracts with the Huber Heights Police Department for dispatching services. If you need an officer to respond to your home, business, or other location, please call the DispatchCenter at 911 for an emergency or (937) 233-2080 for a non-emergency situation.

If you’re planning to stop by the police department, our administrative offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The administrative office is closed on weekends and all government holidays.

To contact us for general information, please call (937) 890-2671. If you have a question or concern that you would like to express, you may also email your request to jporter@butlertownship.com.

Employment Opportunities

The police department is currently accepting applications for full-time Police Officer / Lateral Entry. Please see the attached Lateral Posting for minimum qualifications and additional details. Interested parties must submit application materials to the police department, 3510 Sudachi Drive, Dayton, OH, 45414, by 4:00pm on Monday, December 5, 2016. EOE/AA.

Butler Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Contact Us

If you need to contact us about obtaining a copy of a criminal offense or traffic crash report, call the police department’s Records Section at (937) 890-2671.  Please wait at least three business days after the incident before calling.  Certain information that may be contained in a criminal offense report is not public record and cannot be made available to the public.  If you filed your report in person, you will receive a business card with the name of the officer who took the report and the report number.

The Records Section is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to request a copy of an offense or crash report, please contact the Records Section at (937) 890-2671 between these hours.  The Records Section is closed on weekends and all government holidays. Please note that we cannot fax copies of reports.

To better serve our residents, and in an effort to be more cost effective, you may obtain a copy of a crash report on line on our Crash Reports page.  Look for the year and month that your crash occurred.  Within the folder, you will find the crash reports in numerical order with the last names of the involved parties.  You may download and print your crash report from this folder.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the Records Section between the hours and at the telephone number listed above.

Vacation House Checks

Police officer conducts a Vacation House CheckIf you will be on vacation or away from home for an extended period, please let us know and our officers will periodically check your residence. To notify us of your vacation house check, please click here to use our secure online vacation house check form or contact our Records Section during normal business hours at (937) 890-2671.

If you are going to be gone for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks, once a year, you may  also qualify for a “seasonal suspension” of your Residential Refuse fees. Click here to fill out the Seasonal Suspension form.

Traffic Enforcement

A Butler Township Police OfficerWe are concerned about speeding cars and traffic crashes within the township. We have developed a Target Enforcement Area program to assist in reducing the number of speeding cars and crashes. If you have a concern about speeding cars in your area, please contact the police department at (937) 890-2671. We will add your area to our Target Enforcement Area program. When time allows, officers will spend extra time in this location running radar and/or laser in an attempt to slow vehicles down.


Traffic, criminal misdemeanor and civil court matters are handled in the Vandalia Municipal Court. The court is located at 245 James Bohanan Memorial Blvd. The mailing address is P.O. Box 429, Vandalia, Ohio 45377, and the telephone number is (937) 898-3996.

Felony criminal and civil court matters are handled in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, located at 41 North Perry Street. The telephone number is (937) 496-7213. These cases are handled by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, located at 301 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio. The telephone number is (937) 225-5757.

Juvenile traffic and criminal matters are handled in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, located at 380 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio. The telephone number is (937) 225-4130.

Domestic Relations Court is located at 301 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio. The telephone number is (937) 225-4562.



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