Police

THE MISSION OF THE CONTINENTAL POLICE DEPARTMENT is to provide, in partnership with our community, professional and effective police service and to serve with pride and integrity.

General Contact Information:

Continental Police Department 100 North Main St.Continental, OH 45831-0447

e-mail: cpd@bright.net

Business: 419-596-3833

Fax 419-596-3277

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-Emergency: 419-523-3208 (Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

CONTINENTAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS:

Chief of Police: Arnie Hardy

Chief Hardy is a graduate of Owens College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice (1984). While at Owens he played 1 year of basketball and he completed his Basic Peace Officer Training at Defiance College (1984). He began his law enforcement career as a special deputy at the Henry County Sheriff's office in 1984. In 1985 he was hired as a correction officer at the Defiance County Sheriff's office. In 1986 he was hired by the Defiance City Police Department as a patrolman. In 1987 he was hired by the Defiance County Sheriff's as a road deputy. While at Defiance County Sheriff's Office he was assigned to the Drug Unit in 1989 for 2 years (1992 renamed the MAN Unit), he was promoted to shift supervisor in 1991. He was a hostage negotiator, scuba diver, entry team member, and a warrants officer while at Defiance County Sheriff's Office. In 2001 he was hired by the Village of Continental to be their Chief of Police. Chief Hardy sits on the Putnam County 911 Board, Homeland Security Board (Putnam County), Putnam County Sexual Assault Response Team Board, Homeland Security Board (Putnam County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Putnam County Domestic Violence Task Force, Putnam County Police Chief's Assn. (President 2002-present), Putnam Building Partnership (Victim's with Disabilities), is a member of the Ohio Assn. of Chief's of Police and Putnam Peace Officer's Assn. Chief Hardy has completed over 100 hours of Amber Alert specialized training and attended the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Chief Executive Officer Seminar in Washington D.C. in 2010. Hardy was Head Football Coach from 1998 to 2008. He was an assistant coach or junior high coach for 9 years prior to 1998. He is currently a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Continental High School. He is a member of the Sons of Amvets Post#599 (treasurer).

Patrolman: all part-time officers

Howard Shepard hired 2006 first started law enforcement 2003

Troy Weaks hired 2010 first started law enforcement 2004

Dave Turner hired 2012 first started law enforcement 2001

Chad Sandlin hired 2012 first started law enforcement 2007

THE CONTINENTAL POLICE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES YOU TO CONTACT US FOR THE FOLLOWING TO HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. YOUR INFORMATION IS NOT LIMITEED TO THE FOLLOWING.

DRUG TIPS: 419-596-3833 or e-mail cpd@bright.net

CRIMMINAL ACTIVITY: 419-596-3833 or e-mail cpd@bright.net SCAM: 419-596-3833 OR e-mail cpd@bright.netSUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: 419-596-3833 or e-mail cpd@bright.net

 

If any of the above is an emergency dial 911 or contact Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 419-523-3208.

GOLF CART INSPECTION

The police department can inspect your golf cart and you will be provided with the necessary paperwork to take to the clerk of courts for title issuance and registration. Golf carts can be operated on the village streets as adopted by the Village of Continental Ordinance.

POLICE GRANTS:

All of the current and past police radios since 2002 mobile and portables, have come via grants. The grants have saved Continental tax payers over $22,000.00

HISTORY-PAST CHIEFS/MARSHALLS OF CONTINENTAL

1888-1895       C.S. Parrish
1895-1915       I.C. Wallace
1915-1927       Milt Peasce
1927-1929       Henry Daub
1929-1936       Stone Jenkins
1936-1938       John Whitman
1939-1942       Paul Neiswander
1943-1944       Les Donaldson
 1945-1948      Bill Ham
1949-1951       Frank Hardy Jr.
 1952-1965      Lou Coble
1966-1967       Nile Noffsinger
1968-1980       Richard Boadenbender
1981                Mike Wagner/Randy Verhoff
1982-1986       Randy Verhoff
1987                Putnam County Sheriff's Office
1988                Gary Lee Hadsell
1989                Don Williams
1990-1993       Ken Kleman
1994                Harry Berger
1995                Todd Sowers
1996-1998       Don Williams
1999                Terry Dockery Jr.
 2000               Jason Shafer/Mike Cass

2001-present   Arnie Hardy