The department has an approved staff of 6 full-time officers, 5 part-time officers and 1 administrative assistant. The part-time officers are used to supplement the full-time personnel. The department offers police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Coldwater Police Department houses one of the two alcohol breath testing machines for Mercer County. The breath testing machine is the BAC Datamaster. Most officers are certified by the State of Ohio to operate this machine.