Medina Minute: Mayor Dennis Hanwell
Medina City Police Department 150 West Friendship Street
Medina, OH  44256-1835
(330) 725-7777
(330) 722-4451 FAX
Safety Director
Dennis T. Hanwell                                            From the Desk of Mayor Hanwell
     Dennis Hanwell is the Mayor/Safety Director for the City of Medina. He had been the Chief of Police for the City of Medina for over twelve years. He has nearly 38 years of service with the City of Medina, and over 40 years of law enforcement experience. Dennis has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Akron, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. Dennis had served as the President of the Medina County Police Chiefs’ Association for the eleven years. Dennis has had articles published in national criminal justice periodicals and has been a speaker at previous Ohio Attorney General Conferences, Safe Community Conferences, & Public Safety Director’s Conferences. Under his tenure, the City of Medina Police Department has received both state and national recognition for various community policing initiatives. Those initiatives have now been implemented city wide under a Community Oriented Government model. Dennis has been Mayor since January 1, 2010 and this November will be running for an unprecedented fourth term as Mayor for the City of Medina. Dennis has been married to Chris for 43 years this August. They have two adult children, Jonathan and Nicole, and two precious grandchildren, Madison and Aiden.