chester township police department

Police Department

The Chester Township Police Department prides itself on an unwavering commitment to the 10,300 residents of our community.  Our goal is to provide exceptional police service, while adhering to our mission statement and core values.

We are comprised of 15 full time officers, one auxiliary officer and an administrative specialist.  The Police Department has a Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Bicycle Patrol as well as an officer assigned to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office – Regional SWAT team in addition to 2 officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Mission Statement and Core Values

Establishing a value-based department with a clear mission, provides a moral compass from which all decision making originates.

With the assistance of every employee at the Chester Township Police Department, we have developed six core values.  These values represent the fundamental character, culture, and belief system of this agency.  They direct and guide us through a difficult and everchanging profession.  They are the foundation for everything we do and everything we seek to accomplish.


OUR Core Values:

INNOVATION– The introduction of new ideas or methods.

RESPECT– Exhibiting a positive and professional attitude toward others.

EMPATHY– The understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives.

INTEGRITY– Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character.

PROFESSIONALISM– Acting in a respectful, polite, and honorable manner at all times.

TEAMWORK– Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group acting together to accomplish a common goal.


Our values represent the foundation of this agency.  We are a community driven department, and our values and mission are driven by our commitment to our residents.


OUR Mission Statement:

As stewards of public safety, we are dedicated to professional service, high standards of integrity, and unwavering commitment. We will treat every person with fairness and respect to ensure equal protection under the law. We will work tirelessly to maintain trust through competency, courage, and empathy for the advancement of our community.

– Chief Craig T. Young

Meet the Police Chief

Chief Craig T. Young

how to reach us

Get in Touch

Emergency- 9-1-1

Non Emergency- 440-729-1234

Business (8am-4pm Mon-Fri)- 440-729-1239 or 440-729-9446


Chief Craig T. Young

Office: 440-729-1239

Email: cyoung@chestertwp.org


Administrative Assistant Lisa Braemer

Office:  440-729-1239

Email:  lbraemer@chestertwp.org


Captain Jeffrey Sherwood (Executive Officer)

Office: 440-729-1239

Email: jsherwood@chestertwp.org



Lt. Robert Pomnean (Detective Bureau Commander)

Office:  440-729-1239

Email:  rpomnean@chestertwp.org