Magistrates & Chiefs

The Canton Police Department wishes to recognize and honor the past leaders of the Canton Police Department who have given unselfishly to the leadership of the department and the safety and betterment of this community.

M.F. Hufford
Police Magistrate
1892

Unknown
Police Magistrate
1893 - 1898

F.E. Andrews
Police Magistrate
1899

C. F. McDonough
Police Magistrate
1900 - 1903

Daniel Abbot
Police Magistrate
1904 - 1907

J.B. Romine
Police Magistrate
1908 - 1911

G.M. Waldorf
Police Magistrate
1912 - 1917

George W. Wessling
Police Magistrate
1918 - 1923

E.A. Eggleston
Police Magistrate
1924 - 1944

 

James Smith
Police Chief
1943 – 1945
1952

Lawrence C. Onion
Police Magistrate
1945 - 1948

Don MacPhee
Police Magistrate
1949 - 1952

Neil Baxter
Police Magistrate
1953 - 1956

Lee Cook
Police Magistrate
1957 - 1959

Kenneth Lindzey
Police Chief
1960 - 1968

S. James  Elam
Police Chief
1969 - 1977

Donald W. Story
Police Chief
1978 - 1980

Robert W. Molleck
Police Chief
1981 - 1991

J. Michael Elam
Police Chief
1991 - 2002

Donald F. Edwards
Police Chief
2002 - 2006

Jeffrey A. Fritz
Police Chief
2006 - 2008

W Dan Taylor
Police Chief
2008 - 2013

Kent McDowell
Police Chief
2013 - 2015
 

Rick Nichols
Police Chief
2015 - 2017