Chief Mutchler resigned in 1942 after 34 years of law enforcement service and Harold J. Fraley was selected as the new Chief of Police. Chief Fraley began by initiating new policies and procedures. Also in 1942 World War II rocks the nation and again TPD members are asked to step up and serve. Tiffin started a Civil Defense Unit that was located in the basement of the Tiffin Police Department and Municipal Building and had nearly 300 members that assisted the Police Department with air raid drills, blackout practices and auxiliary services. During these war years new procedures had to be implemented and on April 16th, 1946 Chief Fraley started a written complaint report system that was in effect for nearly 5 decades.