W.W. Knight Nature Preserve Park Police Station

29530 White Road Perrysburg, OH 43551

877-726-4372 |  Fax 419.353.7765  |   ranger@wcparks.org

Vision Statement:  Each Park Officer of the Wood County Park District is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to all members of the community, incorporating fairness and courtesy while preserving the dignity of each citizen in our endeavors.

Park District Police Officers

Wood County Park District officers are Ohio Peace Officer certified law enforcement officers who exercise full police powers in the commission of their duties. Park officers have the same certification and training as other police officers throughout Wood County.

Rangers patrol seven days a week and log over 9,000 patrol hours per year, using marked patrol vehicles, ATVs, bicycles and on foot.

Ranger bicycle safety program Wood County Park District

In addition to law enforcement duties, officers handle meeting the over 400 rentals at the Park District’s ten rental facilities each year, run the hunting by permit program, serve on the burn crew, deliver newsletters to dozens of locations in the county, collect camping fees, schedule leagues at the soccer fields, conduct various programs, help out the other Park District departments in any way needed, and many other non-law enforcement jobs.

Programming and Education

Wood County Park Officers conduct a variety of programs during the course of the year.  Some of these programs are: Bike Safety, Fishing, Firearms Safety, First Aid and CPR*, Self Defense (R.A.D. Systems)*, and Hunter Education.  Rangers also offer student ride-along opportunities and career presentations.

Call our main office at 419-353-1897 or email ranger@wcparks.org if you are interested in a program led by park police.*First Aid and CPR classes are American Heart Association Certified and provide participants with an official certification card.

If your organization is interested in this program, please call us at (419) 353-1897. If you are interested in this program, please click here to add your name to our waiting list.

Ranger CPR program Wood County Park District











*Self-Defense Training is an official R.A.D. 

Self Defense class for women Wood County Park District

Systems certified course.

If your organization is interested in this program, please call us at 419-353-1897.

If you are interested in this program, please click here to add your name to the waiting list.

How Do I Contact a Park Officer?

In the event you need the assistance of a Park Officer while visiting one of your Wood County Parks, you can reach us through the following methods:


Dial 9-1-1

Please remain calm during an emergency.  If you do not provide your location in a calm manner, the dispatcher may be unable to hear you clearly.  This may delay the response time.

Be as descriptive as possible in providing your EXACT location, so that we may find and assist you quickly.

Non Emergency:

Dial 877-726-4372

If you know the officer on staff (and on-duty) that you need to talk to, you can dial them directly:

Chief Park Officer Todd Nofzinger  |  419-575-7336

Sergeant Eric Shiffler  |  419-575-7331

Officer Troy Bateson  |  419-575-7337

Officer Mark Wagner  |  419-575-7335

Officer Mark Reef  |  419-575-7334