Message from the Chief
City of Toledo, Department of Police Operations
Chief George Kral George.Kral@toledo.oh.gov
I am proud to present the Toledo Police Department’s 2017 Annual Report. This year’s report is centered on delivering 150 years of police service to the citizens of Toledo. As was the case 150 years ago, those of us who are blessed to be able to wear the uniform of a Toledo Police Officer are proud of the department’s rich heritage, are proud of our commitment to protect and to serve, and are proud to be community leaders in one of Toledo’s most exciting periods.
This comprehensive report, in addition to paying homage to those brave officers who served before us, will provide you with an in-depth look into many different areas of the department. You will read about calls for service, arrest statistics, Internal Affairs complaints, personnel strength comparisons, salary information, and other details regarding how your police department is run.
In 2018, I began my fourth year as your Chief of Police. While it is without question the most challenging job I have ever performed, it is also the most fulfilling. I truly wish the citizens of Toledo could see firsthand the dedication our sworn and civilian employees bring to work every day. The media is quick to bring to light negative things that happen in policing, but fail to show the tens of thousands of good deeds that happen every year in this country. That’s my job. In addition to being the leader of the department, it is my responsibility to inform you of the good work being done by your officers. This is one of my joys, and I plan to continue doing just that as long as I have the honor to hold this office. I hope this report helps answer any questions you may have about the Toledo Police Department and that you enjoy what you see. If you have suggestions, I encourage you to email the department. I promise to incorporate any suggestions that would add value to an already spectacular product.