The Put-in-Bay Police Department is located in the Basement Level of the Clock Tower Town Hall Building at 431 Catawba Avenue. The location is within the Village of Put-in-Bay, and in close proximity to the very busy historical downtown district. The police department includes a dispatch department, which dispatches for the various emergency services of Put-in-Bay, including the Put-in-Bay Police, Fire and EMS. For emergencies, you can contact dispatch at 419-285-4121 or dial 9-1-1.
Located in the shallow western end of Lake Erie is a group of 20 or more islands. One of these, Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island), served as a base of operations for Oliver Hazard Perry. It was from the harbor called Put-in-Bay that Perry sailed to defeat the British fleet under Robert H. Barclay during the war of 1812. Today there is a 352-foot granite structure, known as the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, which commemorates not only a naval battle but a peace which has lasted for more than 150 years. Put-in-Bay is only a few miles away from the Canadian border. Put-in-Bay is a summer resort, and has been for over 100 years. Today, Put-in-Bay is a vibrant tourist resort complete with taverns, gift shops, hotels, boating, fishing, a national monument, caves and other island attractions. There are activities and entertainment for all ages. There are also nearly 500 residents that live in Put-in-Bay.