Police Department


  Butler Township Police Department
3510 Sudachi Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45414
  EMERGENCY: 9-1-1Dispatch/non-emergency: 937-233-2080
Records/Office:  937-890-2671 
   Chief John M. Porter

About Us

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, a Lieutenant, three sergeants, and eleven patrol officers.  One officer is assigned to the detective section for follow-up investigations, and one is assigned to a multi-agency task force. One officer is a K-9 handler with her partner, Zorro, a Belgian Malinois.

The department provides a variety of police services to our residents, businesses, and visitors. The backbone of the department is the Patrol Division. In addition to preventative patrol, these officers perform traffic enforcement, conduct preliminary investigations, vacation home checks, business checks, evidence collection, and participate in community policing activities and neighborhood watch programs.

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 Dispatch Center at 911 for an emergency or (937) 233-2080 for a non-emergency situation.

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

 Police Department Hiring Police Officer / Lateral Entry

The Police Department currently has an open full-time police officer / lateral entry position available. Employees in this class are responsible for protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with Department rules and regulation, and normally consists of duties and routine patrol and both initial and follow-up investigations. Work involves an element of personal danger. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discetion in meeting emergencies; however, advice and consulation from a superior officer is usually available. Salary Range $27.57 – $32.24 per hour

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

  • Current Police Officer Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission
  • At least 1 year of Full Time Service as a Police Officer or
  • At least 2 years Part-Time Service as a Police Officer or
  • At least 3 years Auxiliary or Reserve Service as a Police Officer
  • US Citizen & at least 21 years old
  • HS Graduate or GED
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License; good driving record
  • Eye sight correctable to 20/30
  • Possess the physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the position
  • No previous felony convictions

The application process begins with submission of a current resume along with completion of an Employment Application . Application packets may be picked up at the Butler Township Offices located at 3510 Sudachi Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414 or obtained online. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be emailed a Background Investigation Questionnaire. Questions or inquires may be addressed to police@butlertownship.com.

Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2018.

Butler Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Records – 937-890-2671 – police@butlertownship.com

The Records Section hours are varied as we do not have a full time administrative assistant. Please call the Records Section at (937) 890-2671, or email us at police@butlertownship.com, to request a copy of a report. In general, most reports can be emailed (preferred method), faxed, or picked up at our offices. Since the Records Section is not staffed every day, we recommend you contact us before coming to pick up the records to ensure they are ready.

Crash Reports are available for download on our  Crash Reports page.  Please look for the year and month that your crash occurred. Within the folder, you will find the crash reports listed by report number with the last names of the involved parties.

Vacation House Checks

If you will be on vacation or away from home for an extended period, please let us know and we 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 the dispatch center at (937) 233-2080.

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

The department is committed to reducing traffic crashes and injuries by enforcing traffic laws. If you have a concern about speeding cars or other traffic issues in your area, please contact the Lieutenant at (937) 890-2671, ext. 1235, or via email at police@butlertownship.com. We will add your area to our Selective Enforcement program. When time and calls for service allow, officers will spend extra time in the area watching for traffic violations.


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.



Ohio Attorney General

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