Welcome to Champion Township!

Champion Township was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company. The land that became the township was divided among nine or ten shareholders, one of whom was General Henry Champion who originally owned much of the property and had acquired all of the township land by December 1798. Henry Champion sold a few of the parcels of the land that he owned, but was hoping to wait for the price to rise from $2.50 an acre to $10.00 an acre.

 The first permanent settler was William Rutan, who arrived from Pennsylvania in 1806 and built the first frame house in the township. Over the next two decades, only six more families moved to the township.

 Henry Champion died in 1825, with the western half of the township going to his son, Aristarchus Champion and the eastern half to his son-in-law, Henry C. Trumbull. In 1826 both hired a surveyor to sell the land at market price. Trumbull County was established in 1800 and Champion Township, named for the man who owned it orginally, was organized in December 1831. The first road built in Champion was Old State Road and was used as a military road in the war of 1812. 

Today, Champion is one of twenty-four townships in Trumbull County and has a population of 9,762.  It is the only Champion Township statewide.[5]

Police Department

 

Champion Township, Ohio Police Dept Vehicle

Champion Police Department

The Champion Police Dept is a private company categorized under Police Protection, Local Government and located in Warren, OH.  The present Police Chief is Chris Redick and he has 8 full time officers and 1 auxiliary officer  on staff.

The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.  The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.  Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.  The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.  Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.  Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.  Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to the duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.  Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.  The test of the police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.

 

Chief Chris Redick
Non Emergency Police Dispatch  330-675-2730
Business  330-847-9360
Emergencies Dial 911


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City Data

Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Land Area 25.8 sq mi
Elevation 958 ft
Population 9,762
Time Zone Eastern
Zip Code 44483
Area Code 330