Police Department


The Reading Police Department operates a full-service department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the Reading Police Department, call 911 for emergencies or 513-733-4122 for non-emergencies.

The department is headed by Chief Scott E. Snow and has 20 full-time officers, 3 full-time dispatchers and a court clerk who respond to the safety needs of residents and business owners in the community. These committed individuals respond to 12,000 calls for service annually.

Reading Police also participate in a number of programs, including:

Providing a School Resource Officer to area schools
Hamilton County Police Assoc. SWAT Team
Hamilton County Police Assoc. Honor Guard
Hamilton County Arson Taskforce
Computerized Firearms Training System
The DARE Program
Third Grade Seat belt Program
Traffic Safety Enforcement Programs
RX Drug Dropbox service (Click HERE for more information)



Online version of the Reading Ohio Code of Ordinances

Sex Offender Information


Our Mission

We, the Reading Police Department, dedicate ourselves to the protection and service of the people within our community. We do this willingly, using our core values as our guide.


Our Core Values

Respect – We will ensure that all persons are treated with equality, dignity, and courtesy.

Integrity – Accepting responsibility for one’s actions, on both a professional and personal level.

Professionalism – Our conduct and demeanor, on and off duty, will display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence.

Compassion – We will provide dedicated and compassionate assistance by promoting personal and professional excellence, cooperation and leadership.

Equality – We shall serve our community with fairness and diversity with due regard for equal rights for all.