We are currently seeking individuals to fill the role of Police Chief with the Village of Johnstown, Ohio Police Department. The Village’s current Chief retired after serving 24 years as Police Chief and 49 years as an Officer. This position requires leading a department of 14 civilian, sworn and volunteer employees, taking charge of an annual budget of 1 million dollars, and being a leader in the community. The next Johnstown Police Chief will be an active member of the community by becoming involved in various civic organizations as well as participating in department activities such as community patrol, town hall meetings and other innovative ways to connect with businesses and residents. Per Village Charter 6.03 the Police Chief shall be appointed by the Village Manager and shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Manager.  Recruitment details and position description may be found on the Employment page of this website.

Lt. Josh Boudinot
Interim Police Chief
(740) 967-0911
599 South Main Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

Emergency Contact Information 740-967-9911

For an emergency always dial 911

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Johnstown Police Department  (740) 967-0911  For an emergency always dial 911

  • Licking County Sheriff’s Office  (740) 670-5555
  • Monroe-Township Fire Department  (740) 967-2976

The Johnstown Police Department is charged with the responsibility of providing professional, efficient and organized police protection along with community police related services to the citizens of Johnstown, Ohio.

Our goal is that of constantly protecting the lives and property of the citizens.

Our objective is that of recognizing the needs of the citizens of our community and through diligent efforts of continuous evaluation of services, meeting this responsibility by comprehensive training in the application of the latest law enforcement methods and legal procedures.


Full Time Officers

Lt. Josh Boudinot
Sgt. Rusty Smart
Chris Cooperrider
Collin Remy
Randall Fox
Paul Hatfield

Auxiliary Officers

Ed Rutherford
Tom Staneart
Carrie Hook
Meghan Ward
Benny Heyward
Robert Reffitt



Meghan Ward
Don Roach
Kathie Biggers
Deirdre Fife
Stephanie Reffitt


1. The Johnstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer to build an eligibility pool for future openings. Interested candidates must have their OPOTA certificate or be currently enrolled in an academy.

Police Department Employment Application

Or may be picked up at the Johnstown Police Department 599 S. Main St. Johnstown, Ohio 43031.