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Welcome to our web site. Our goal is to provide information about the Swanton Police Department and the services we offer. The Swanton Police Department is dedicated to providing quality service to the community by promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interaction, with an emphasis on integrity, and fairness. If you have any questions or comments, please email

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We are committed to excellence in providing effective high quality service for our community in a professional and courteous manner. We work in partnership with the community to improve our quality of life. We protect everyone's rights and property and treat each person we encounter with the respect and dignity they deserve.

A Home Security Survey is a critical on-sight examination of your property to determine what the present security status is, identify any weakness or areas of excessive security, determine what level of protection is needed, and make recommendations to improve the overall security of the premises.

Most burglaries in Swanton and surrounding areas are committed by low-to medium-skilled burglars. They use such tools as rocks, screwdrivers, channel lock pliers, etc. to gain entry. Most burglaries occur during the daytime hours and are often selected based on some knowledge of the residence and/or the resident. Due to the inadequate security of many properties, these relatively unskilled people can gain entry in less than 60 seconds.

The “New Security Information and Forms” below are designed to help you understand how to improve the security of your home and also help you document your valuables which will make them easier to locate if stolen. All of the suggestions are relatively simple and do not cost a great deal to implement. While there are no foolproof methods for preventing burglaries, the tips can make your home more crime resistant.

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What are the parking restrictions for the Village of Swanton?
There is no parking on any village street between 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Fridays for street cleaning.
Parking Prohibited at all Times: Airport Hwy., Hallett Ave., Main Street south of St. Clair Street, any uncurbed street in the Business District except in marked parking spaces.

What phone number should I use to call the police department?

In emergencies always use:
911 or 826-4696
Note: After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, all calls are forwarded to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Department will dispatch a Swanton Police Officer to answer your call.

The Swanton Police Department maintains 24 hour service. Our non-emergency business number is:
Fax us at:

Where can I pay parking citations and traffic citations?
Parking citations can be paid at the Swanton Police Department, located at 219 Chestnut St. Traffic citations can be paid at the Eastern District Court, located at 204 S. Main St. Court is held in Swanton every Wednesday at the Eastern District Court. Court convenes at 8:30 A.M.

What if I need a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports may be picked up at the police department.
The cost of the report is $5.00.

When I call for police services do I have to give the dispatcher my name?
No. You may tell us but it is not required. We respond to all calls for service. Information may be given anonymously at any time.

Will the police check my house when I leave town on vacation?
Vacation checks are a service we offer. Simply stop by the department and fill out a short form. An officer will check your house periodically until you return home.

What is the law on burning in the village limits?
There is no burning of any garbage, refuse, rubbish, wet leaves, or yard waste.

What if I have questions about other village matters?
Questions about other village business can be answered at the municipal offices during regular business hours or by calling 419-826-9515.

Is there a Curfew Ordinance in Swanton?
Yes. --- Under 12 years: from darkness to dawn.
12 to 16 years: 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
17 years: 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m.

Is there a Nuisance Ordinance in Swanton?

Yes. --- We are proud of our village and want to keep it looking nice. Our "nuisances" consist of:
Unsanitary Habitations
Annual Clean Up

What if I have a question that is not on this page?

Call us at the police department 419-826-4696 or e-mail your question.
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