Welcome from Chief Matthew Fisher


Chief Matthew Fisher was hired by the Wooster Police Department on August 2nd 1998.  Prior to working for the department, he earned a B.A. in Business Economics from The College of Wooster and completed The University of Akron Police Academy.
Chief Fisher has been involved in various aspects of the department during his career.  He was a participant in the Wooster Police Honor Guard from 1999 - 2004 and was a K9 handler (with K9 partner, Ringo) from 2000 - 2007.  Chief Fisher has also served as a taser instructor and marijuana tester.

A graduate of the 240th session of the FBI National Academy and has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Tiffin.  He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (2006) and Leadership Wooster (2007).  Chief Fisher was promoted to Sergeant in 2005  to Lieutenant in 2008, and was promoted to Chief on June 20, 2011.



Vision Statement
The Wooster Police Department strives to be a premier law enforcement agency by providing law enforcement services in an efficient and effective manner.
Mission Statement

The Wooster Police Department is a committed partner with our community.  Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism are the core values which lead us forward.  These core values are the foundation upon which we base our mission.  We realize that our most important asset is our employees who strive to make our organization a premier law enforcement agency.  Our employees are dedicated to protecting and preserving life while providing fair and impartial law enforcement services to all.  It is these core values, dedication and community partnership that make our agency distinguished.


We value dignity and respect for all persons.
We value integrity and honesty as the basis of community trust.
We value excellence and professional growth.
We value the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.



Police Department Contact Information

  Wooster Police Department
201 W. North St.
Wooster, Oh  44691
Emergency Call: 911
Administration: 330-287-5720
Fax: 330-287-5787