Brunswick Hills Police Department History
The Brunswick Hills Police Department was originally founded in the early 1960's and was titled The Brunswick Hills Constables Office. The Chief Constable was Andrew DePaolo and his wife Vivian Depaolo was the Deputy Constable. The Constables Office was closed on an unknown date at which time Brunswick Hills Township contracted with The Medina County Sheriff's Office for police services. In 1978 The Brunswick Hills Police Department was formed as a part time department supplementing the sheriff's office. The first Chief of Police for The Brunswick Hills Police Department was Frank Sebesta. As the township grew and the need for police services became more frequent the agency became a full time 24 hour a day 7 days a week 365 days a year law enforcement agency. The original police department was housed in The Brunswick Hills Fire Department Building #1 until moving to it's current location in 1995.
Brunswick Hills Township is a suburb of three major cities (Cleveland, Akron, Canton) with I-71 running the entire length of the jurisdiction. Portions of Brunswick Hills Township are located inside the City of Brunswick. Day time estimated population flucutations between the city and the township range from 55,000-60,000 commuters/residents. State Route 303 along with State Route 42 (Pearl Road) experience large amounts of traffic daily.
Brunswick Hills Township was recently voted the safest community in Medina County and is also the fastest growing community in Medina County according the The Medina Gazette.