Today the new police facility is incorporated into the new Chardon Municipal Center on Water Street. The area assigned to the police is over 6,000 sq. ft. There are computers and a state-of-the-art police and fire communications center. It has several holding cells, a sally port, secure interview rooms, supervisors offices, locker and shower area, plus adequate evidence, property and equipment storage areas. The Chardon Police Department now employs sixteen sworn police officers (8 full-time) and a civilian staff of eight employees (5 full-time) which includes dispatchers, records clerk, and a parking control officer. There are now five marked patrol cars and one unmarked car. The departments budget in 1998 is just over $1 Million.