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© 2014 Village of Genoa
Genoa, Ohio 43430
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Village of Genoa, Division of Police
102 E. Sixth Street
Genoa, Ohio 43430
Emergency 9 1 1
Dispatch 419.855.7717
Non-Emergency 419.855.8515
Fax 419.855.4552

Chief of Police
Robert L. Bratton - rbratton@genoaohio.org

Patrol Division

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Village of Genoa Police Department is
  • To safeguard freedom by preserving life and property, protecting the constitutional rights of individuals, maintaining order and encouraging respect for the rule of law by the proper enforcement thereof.
  • To earn the respect of all individuals, including minority and disadvantaged persons, by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained and accountable work force that discharges their duties and responsibilities with evidence of fairness, tolerance and equality.
  • To reduce the opportunity for the commission of crime by implementing effective crime prevention strategies, fully investigating crimes when they occur and expeditiously apprehending criminal offenders.
  • To identify, address and resolve the root causes of community problems and concerns in concert with citizen groups and representatives through the use of community oriented policing strategies.

Meet the Genoa Police Force

Chief Bratton along with his wife of 34 years, have resided in Genoa for 19 years. They have one daughter, who lives in Irving, Texas.

Chief Bratton has been in law enforcement for 39 years. His career has been with the following departments:
Sylvania Township - Patrol and Directed Patrol
Village of Swanton - Elected Mayor
Lucas County - Corrections Deputy
Northwood,- Patrol, 12 years as Detective
Ottawa County Sheriffs Office – Supervise Criminal Cases, Chief Deputy Administer of Operations, Sheriff for 7 1/2 years.

Throughout his service he has received various awards for outstanding service. He has 2100 hours of training related to law enforcement. Chief Bratton is also a trained instructor within the State of Ohio.

Chief Bratton started with the Village of Genoa Police Department in September 2011. He can be reached by email at: rbratton@genoapolice.org or by calling: 419-855-8515.

Ptl. Alex Espinoza was appointed to the Genoa Police Department late 2011. Ptl. Espinoza is a lifelong resident of the Village of Genoa. Today, he is still a resident of our Village.

Ptl. Espinoza has chosen to begin his career here in Genoa after graduating from Owen’s Community College Police Academy in early 2011. Ptl. Espinoza is currently attending Owen’s for his degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Ptl. Espinoza graduated in 2007 from Genoa High School so he brings knowledge of Genoa, which assists in his serving the citizens of Genoa. Ptl. Espinoza likes weight lifting and golf.

Alex Espinoza can be reached by email at aespinoza@genoapolice.org or by telephone at 419.855.8515.

Officer Kevin Miller began his law enforcement career in 2004 with the Portage Police Department. Officer Miller joined the Put-In-Bay Police Department in 2005. He worked for both departments.

In March of 2006, Officer Miller was sworn in as a Village of Genoa Police Officer. He continues to serve the Citizens of Genoa.

Officer Miller is a graduate of Owen’s Community College, Ohio Peace Training Academy, where he obtained honors and perfect attendance. Officer Miller has continued his training with the Genoa Police Department and has obtained additional training and certification to greater serve the public.

Kevin Miller can be reached by email at kmiller@genoapolice.org or by telephone at 419.855.8515.

Sergeant Todd Mocniak began his law enforcement career in 1999 and has been with the Village of Genoa, Division of Police since 2001.

Sergeant Mocniak graduated Owen’s Community College with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

Sergeant Mocniak has furthered his training by attending courses in Evidence Management, Forensic Photography, Hazardous Materials, Narcotics and Criminal Investigations.

Todd Mocniak can be reached by email at tmocniak@genoapolice.org or by telephone at 419.855.8515.

Ptl. Wendt was appointed to the Genoa Police Department late 2011. His serive in law enforcement has been in various departments in Ottawa County.

Ptl. Wendt is a 1986 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. His career started in 1989. Before law enforcement he served as a volunteer firefighter/ EMT and driver for local fire department.

Pt. Wendt brings experience to the citizens of Genoa. He enjoys golf and spending time with his children.

Jeffrey Wendt can be reached by email at: jwendt@genoapolice.org or by calling: 419-855-8515.

Ptl. Mike Woods began his law enforcement career in 2003 with area police departments. In 2008 Ptl. Woods was appointed to the Genoa Police Department.

Ptl. Woods attended Wright State University majoring in Criminal Justice. Ptl. Woods also attended the Arizona Corrections Training Academy, along with Sinclair Community College.

Ptl. Woods has worked as a police officer in Arizona and a probation officer for Ottawas County Juvenile Court. Ptl. Woods is a taser instructor. He also is a member of the Ottawa County Special Response Team (SRT).

Mike Woods can be reached by email at: mwoods@genoapolice.org or by calling: 419-855-8515.