Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau primarily focuses on investigating crimes that occur within the city limits. The goal is to complete an investigation and submit the case for prosecution. Our detectives are responsible for investigating crimes related to drug and human trafficking and possession of illegal narcotics, child endangerment, theft and murders. To successfully investigate a case the officers must:


Process Crime Scenes
Interview Victims, Witnesses, & Suspects
Submit Reports to the Prosecutor's /Law Director's Office

Photograph & Collect Evidence
Complete a  Detailed Report Outlining the Case Facts 
Testify in Court 



John Simmons
Detective Lieutenant


Kody Hying




Kara Pearce
X 1008

Brad Scarl

 Our Detective Bureau is associated with the METRICH Drug Enforcement Unit, and the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

If you have any information concerning criminal activity or narcotics information we encourage you to contact the department. Information may be submitted to 419-289-8787 or you may use the Tip Hot Line 419-289-COPS (2677).  The department also has a Facebook connection at the Ashland Police Division.