The Fairlawn Police Department is proud to serve the community of 7,711 residents. In addition to our full-time residents, our agency provides 24/7 service for a daytime population between 40,000 and 60,000 due to the high volume of business and retail areas inside our municipal boundaries. Being a community and service-oriented agency, we are dedicated to providing a safe and secure Fairlawn by interacting with others in a courteous, fair and impartial manner. Our officers strive to work in partnership with the community, improving the quality of life for all who reside in, work in, or visit our great city.  

Department Leadership

The Fairlawn Police Department is led by Chief Terrance P. Wisener, the eighth Chief of Police for the City of Fairlawn. Chief Wisener is a thirty-eight-year veteran member of the department. In his career, he has held positions including Patrol Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant prior to his appointment.