The mission of the Preservation Park Police is to provide professional law enforcement service and protection to all park visitors, their property and the natural resources of Preservation Parks of Delaware County.


Division of Park Police

Chief Officer: Dennis Welch

To Dispatch a Park Police Officer

For non-emergency assistance, Preservation Park Police can be dispatched by contacting:

Park Police Officer on Duty: 614-989-1972

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office: 740-833-2800
(Ask for a park police officer to be sent to your location.)

In case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1

To inquire about lost items, call 614-989-1972, or

For more information, please click on the following links:

Authorization of Park Police
Park District Rules & Regulations
Rules on bringing pets into the parks.

Click below for a few tips that will help keep you safe in the parks this fall!

Vehicle Safety