Amherst Police Department. 911 North Lake Street. Amherst, OH 44001. 911 - Emergencies only. (440) 988-2625 (Non-emergency) (440) 988-4422 - Text line. Chief of Police. We would like to let you know of some of the ordinances in our city that you may not be familiar with. The Amherst Police Department strives to enforce all of the ordinances.