POLICE + SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
Baltimore Police Department, serves as the villages police department through a contact between the Village of Baltimore and the Village of Pleasantville. Fairfield County Sheriffs Office and their deputies still have jurisdiction in the village as they cover all of the county, and each village. Chief Mike Tussey and his officers have a clear and simple mission statement “Service to the Community”.
The police contract is supported by a property tax levy, which raises about $18,000.00 annually and monies from the general fund, which is partially supported by the village income tax. Each year the Village of Pleasantville pays $23,000.00 for the contractual services, which includes patrolling the village, responding to emergency calls, and court appearances.
The Village of Pleasantville is served by two township owned fire departments. Pleasant Township Fire, which supports the residents South of Columbus Street and Thurston-Walnut Township Fire, which supports the residents North of Columbus Street. Both departments are dedicated, trained, and ready to serve village residents.
Pleasant Township Fire, which was originally Pleasantville Fire Department, which became the Pleasant-Walnut Fire Department, from the 1950’s to the 1990’s, is supported by a township property tax and those monies are administered at the township level. The Village of Pleasantville does not pay any additional fees for the services. Chief Mike Hutton and the department members also volunteer at many of our community events and they remain active in our town.
Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department, is supported by a township property tax and those monies are administed at the township level. The Village of Pleasantville does not pay any additional fees for the services. Chief James Hite and his department members support the village by attending council meetings, providing updates on training, personnel, etc. They also volunteer at community events.