Public Safety

Division of Fire & Rescue

Swanton Fire Station 1: 432 Church Street

419.825.1455 (non-emergency phone)

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The Village of Swanton Fire and Rescue Division has its roots with the establishment of the Fire Department in 1895. In 2002, Fulton County ALS 7 began running out of Station 1.

The Fire and Rescue Division is charged with providing fire and rescue operations throughout the incorporated Village as well as sections of Fulton and Swancreek Townships. Through mutual aid agreements, the Division also provides protection on an as needed basis to other entities throughout Northwest Ohio.

The Fire & Rescue Division is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Division is comprised of ten full time personnel as well as a roster of 19 part-time personnel.

Swanton Fire and Rescue Division Fire Chief: Cuyler Kepling

Fire Chief Cuyler Kepling is a 2013 graduate of Penta Career Center where he studied EMT/ Fire Science. Upon Graduation he joined Central Joint Fire District in Wood County were he obtained his Firefighter I and Haz-Mat Technician. Chief Kepling joined the Swanton Fire & Rescue Division in September 2013 as a part-time firefighter and EMT. In April of 2021 Chief Kepling joined the Swanton Fire & Rescue Division as a full-time Firefighter/AEMT  Since joining Swanton Fire & Rescue, Chief Kepling has obtained his Firefighter II, Paramedic, Fire & EMS-Instructor, Live Fire Instructor,  Bluecard Command along with several other specialty certifications. Chief Kepling was promoted to the position of Lieutenant in August of 2022 where he is assigned to “A” Shift. Chief Kepling also has extensive fire service experience serving at various size fire departments serving at all levels from Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic to officer positions. Cuyler currently resides in a neighboring community with his wife and 3 young kids. In the summer you will often find Cuyler and his family taking small weekend trips or camping at a local campground.

As the Fire Chief he has the tasks of overseeing the operations and budget of the Fire & Rescue Division. Additionally, maintains positive public relations by communicating and informing the citizens on many public safety matters. Chief Kepling is committed to education and safety of all Village of Swanton residents.

Division of Police

Police Station: 219 Chestnut

419.826.4696 (non-emergency phone)

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The Mission of the Swanton Police Division: 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.

Swanton Police Chief: John Trejo

John Trejo was appointed Police Chief in May 2023 after working as a Patrol Officer for almost 25 years, three of those with the Village of Swanton. Prior to his promotion to Chief, Trejo was a K9 Handler and Sergeant for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and a Patrol Officer for the Village of Swanton.

As the Chief of Police he has the tasks of overseeing the operations and budget of the police department. Additionally, maintains positive public relations by communicating and informing the citizens on many public safety matters. Chief Trejo is committed to education and safety of all Village of Swanton residents.

Police Division Frequently Asked Questions

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 Division?

In emergencies always use: 911

Non-emergency 419.826.4696

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.

Where can I pay parking citations and traffic citations?

Parking citations can be paid at the Swanton Police Division, 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 Station.

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 open 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
  • Weeds
  • Littering
What if I have a question that is not on this page?

Call us at the Police Division 419.826.4696 or e-mail your question to

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