shpd-3355The Shaker Heights Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency with 64 sworn officers, and 38 support and part-time personnel.

Our Mission

In partnership with our community, strive to ensure safety and security through crime prevention, traffic safety, and criminal investigation, while creating a work environment that recruits, trains, and develops outstanding employees.


Cuyahoga County executive considers funding for police
social workers

Chris Ronayne said the City of Shaker Heights’ program should serve as a model for the entire county. Annette-Channel 19 Interview “Being that first responder and being there, seeing them when the trauma is so raw and new is different,” said social worker Annette Amistadi. [View entire article]


Shaker Heights New Police Chief Begins New Era

Chief Wayne D HudsonWayne D. Hudson
New Shaker Heights Police Chief

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Wayne D. Hudson as the new Police Chief of the Shaker Heights Police Department. Chief Hudson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having served in law enforcement for over 25 years. He has demonstrated a commitment to community policing and a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing our department. We are confident that under his leadership, the Shaker Heights Police Department will continue to provide the highest level of service to our community. Please join us in welcoming Chief Hudson to the team.


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Contact the Police

The Police Department is always prepared to assist residents with both emergencies and non-emergencies. Follow these guidelines when contacting the Police Department:

  • Emergency 911 Calls: Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency, a crime in progress, or suspicious activity. From a cell phone, call 216-491-1234 to reach the dispatch center directly, as calling 9-1-1 will route your call through Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System (CECOMS). 
  • Non-Emergency Calls: Call the 24-hour, non-emergency line, 216-491-1220, for questions/information.