The Barnesville Police Department under the direction of Chief Rocky F. Sirianni consists of 9 full-time officers, 8 part-time/auxiliary officers, 2 full-time and 2 part-time dispatchers. The department has a close working relationship with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office. The police department’s main priority is keeping the community safe. The police department participates in the OLLEISN network, which shares information with other Ohio agencies and OHLEG, Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, which is a law enforcement information aid. The department answers on average 6,000 calls a year and makes approximately 1,300 arrests.
The department has implemented the use of Resource Officers into the Barnesville School system. The officer’s interaction with the students brings a better relationship between the youth and the police department. The department participates in various events in the community. Tours are given throughout the year to school students, boy and girl scouts, and various kids clubs, with the jail and police cruisers being the most popular points of the tour. "Safety Pup” also makes several public appearances throughout the year and helps the officer in presenting the area children in how to use and dial 911.
Chief Sirianni and his department’s main priority is ensuring a safe environment for the citizens of Barnesville. The department also strives to maintain and grow the great relationship they have established with the community. Chief Sirianni and the department are grateful for the support they receive from the public. The Police Department’s address is 132 North Arch St. located in the municipal building. The non-emergency number is 740-425-1976 or can be reached also by calling 911. The Barnesville Police Department can be found on Facebook and the Village of Barnesville website.