The Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency with 68 sworn officers, and 38 support and part-time personnel whose mission is:

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.


The Department is comprised of the Office of the Chief of Police and two bureaus - the Uniform Bureau and Support Services Bureau - which are structured to be responsive, promote a safe and secure environment, and educate residents on crime prevention (view an organizational chart (PDF)). Stay up-to-date with the Police Department on Facebook and Twitter.

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.