An effective police department is the most important asset a community possesses to make it a safe and desirable place for citizens to live, work, and raise a family. So much of what a police department does relies heavily on the cooperation of the citizens, who the officers are sworn to protect and serve. In order for officers to properly do their job, they must establish a certain rapport with the community. This relationship is incredibly delicate and is based almost entirely on the community’s perception of the department. The Granville Police department understands the importance of a positive relationship and is committed to establishing this relationship between the officers and the citizens.
The officers of the Granville Police Department believe that commitment, respect, and integrity are essential values in developing and maintaining a positive image and relationship with the community.
In 2012, the Granville Police Department purchased Cliff, a 3 year old imported Dutch Shepherd, from Ultimate Working Dog located in Saint Albans, West Virginia. Cliff and his Handler, Patrol Officer Josh Slagle, are currently certified in narcotic detection and tracking and proud members of the West Virginia Police Canine Association.