Police


Camden is proud to have a full-time police force. Headed by Chief Matthew W. Spurlock, our Camden Police Officers work hard to keep our village safe, provide protection and assistance to Camden citizens and are an important part of and partner in our community.  You can find the department's mission statement here.

Currently, Camden has five full-time officers, five part-time officers and two K-9  "deputies" Dax and NyKyta. In addition, one officer also serves as the school resource officer assigned to and providing service to the Camden Elementary School.

Contact info for the Camden Police Department:

PHONE:   (937) 452-7522
LOCATON:
56 W. Central Ave. (in the Town Hall)
Camden, Ohio 45311
GOING OUT OF TOWN?  Let us know so we can keep an eye on your home while you are away. Click here for submission form.
GOT A TIP ABOUT A CRIME?   If you believe you have information about a crime that has occurred in Camden or the vicinity, you can help us serve and protect the Camden Community by submitting a crime tip directly to us.  You can do so anonymously or with contact info if you'd like us to contact you) and we promise to investigate every tip we receive.  To submit a tip, please call 937-733-5050 or email CamdenPDtips@gmail.com.

About Our Police Force

In additional to their training and education to become police officers, Camden's officers regularly participate in additional important, timely in-service and other training opportunities. Examples include:
  • Firearms training (state required 1 training annual, our officers do 4!)
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Drug Enforcement Training
  • Crime Scene/Forensic Evidence Training
  • Crime Scene Simulation Training
  • K-9 Regular and Advanced Training

 

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Citizens have the right to make a complaint against a police officer for any improper police conduct.  This agency may find after investigation that is the case.  You have the right to make the complaint and have it investigated if you believe an officer behaved inappropriately.

It is against the law, though, to make a complaint that you know to be false.  If you make a complaint against an officer knowing that it is false, you can be prosecuted on a misdemeanor charge.

If you wish to make a complaint against a Camden Police Officer, please download, print, fill out and return the form via the link provided.  We will be in contact with you regarding your complaint.

 

Members of the Camden Police Department are wonderful partners in our community. 

    • Camden Police Department provides a much-appreciated Camden Primary School Resource Officer.  Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, Officer Tonina Lamanna will serve in that position.
    • For the past six years, the department has partnered with the village administrative offices, water department, street and maintenance to collect & raise money to deliver Christmas hams to Camden-area families and stockings for children in our community in December.
    • In 2020, Camden PD welcomed the first ever department Chaplain. We are very proud and thankful to have this service. Pastor Greg Jackson was officially sworn in by the Mayor and Camden Village Council and welcomed by the officers of the department.
    • The Department held a a Mock Lock-Down Training Activity with staff at the Camden Primary School.
    • Camden's Police Department hosted its first annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The training and informative class was hosted at the Camden Police Department and was instructed by Detective Jeremiah Morgan.“This a great thing for Camden Police Department and the Citizens of Camden because it tears down the wall and gives the citizens of Camden a small sample of what we do on a daily basis. However, the most important thing is that it builds a community relationship between the Police Department and Citizens and that in itself is invaluable. We hope to grow this event each year,” Detective Morgan said. The department hopes to hold another CPA class soon.
    • The Department conducts their own investigations and seizures, and assists neighboring departments as well.  Examples of their dedicated work include:

An example of a recent seizure of evidence from a drug investigaton.

 

"Camden PD Chief Matt Spurlock, Trenton PD arrest 3 men in Connection to Semi-Truck Theft,"  Register Herald, January 26, 2021