Important City Service Update: Our annual leaf collection service was due to be complete last week, but has been extended through December 21 due to late leaf fall resulting in high volume and impact of ice storm debris.  Thank you for your patience.

We are in our final round of leaf & ice storm debris collection and crews are currently working in District 9. We will then proceed in numerical order to Districts 10, 11 then Districts 1, 2 & 3.  Districts 4 - 8 are done for the year, we will not be coming back through before spring.

Residents can visit this page to easily find their leaf district.

If we complete collection in your district and you still need to dispose of leaves you may either place them in your Waste Management toter for collection on your normal pick up day or you can take leaves to our Yard Debris Center on Woodman Center Drive through December 22nd. Yard Debris Center hours are Monday through Friday 3-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM.

Office of the Chief of Police

Christopher N. Protsman – Chief of Police

The Kettering Police Department is celebrating 62 years in operation. The accomplishments and changes since the day it all began in 1955 are numerous. The driving force behind these endeavors has been the pursuit of excellence.

The one constant through the years has been and will continue to be the people who make the Kettering Police Department work. An organization cannot accomplish anything without its greatest resource – its people. Plans do not accomplish anything without people. Theories of police management without people do not matter much.

Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting and keeping the best people will you accomplish great deeds. The first Chief of the Kettering Police Department, John R. Shryock, coined the phrase “Ohio’s Finest.” This philosophy continues to set the tone to attract and keep the best people. We dedicate this message to the people–past, present, and future–who are or will be “Ohio’s Finest.”


Our Mission

As a committed partner with the community, the Kettering Police Department strives to uphold the honor of Ohio’s Finest by providing the highest quality of service with ethics, courage and excellence.


Our Priorities

  1. Continue to build strong relationships with our community.
  2. Address drug issues affecting our community.
  3. Address traffic issues to keep our community safe.


Our Tagline

Striving to uphold the honor of “Ohio’s Finest.”

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