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The Maple Heights Police Department is staffed with sworn Police Officers. The City also has an Auxiliary Police (Employment Application) force to handle situations such as traffic control, special events, and community-oriented activities. The Department supports a dispatch center with a staff of seven full-time and eight part-time employees, which service both the Police and Fire Departments. The dispatch center is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available to include the enhanced 9-1-1 system, TDD machine and high band radio frequency.

The Jail Administrator oversees Corrections Officers who staff the Detention Center and City Jail. The Police Department supports several specialized units to include a fully equipped SWAT Team, Bomb Unit, Hostage Negotiations Unit, Narcotic Unit, Emergency Command Post Team, and a part-time Animal Warden. The Department sponsors a DARE Program for all 6 th Grade classes at the local schools.

The award winning Department has received five Governor’s Awards, a Silver Star Award from the Ohio Victims of Crimes Program, an award from the Services for Independent Living for Outstanding Handicapped Safety Town Education and the United States Department of Transportation Award, presented by the President of the United States, for efforts in the Prevention of Impaired Driving. The Maple Heights Police Department SEALE Narcotics Unit received the “Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement Award” from the State of Ohio Attorney General in 2006.

The Maple Heights Police Department has free firearm safety kits, which include a gun lock, available to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearm safety education program.

To report suspected drug activity contact the SEALE Drug Task Force Narcotics Tip Line at (440) 735-6595.
A cash reward is offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses. The local hot line number is: (216) 252-7463.

Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence and are in need of a shelter, counseling or a support group, please contact the Domestic Violence Center at (216) 651-8484. The Domestic Violence Center also provides an adolescent intervention program, justice system advocacy services, a visitation center, an offender’s treatment program and community healthcare education.

Animal Warden

The Animal Warden is available Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. The warden will receive duty assignments from the dispatch center (216) 662-5884 or his/her voice mail (216) 587.9646. The Animal Warden will provide trapping of nuisance animals on a limited basis. This will only be done to address those nuisance animals that directly affect a resident’s living quarters. The warden will not trap animals randomly or where there is no evidence of infestation. The warden will only place traps at the nesting site of a nuisance animal and trapping will not be done until the resident requesting the trap has eliminated the nuisance animal’s food source and nesting area. The Animal Warden will not trap cats or kittens. The Animal Warden will not house cats or kittens in the animal shelter and will not accept cats or kittens brought in as strays.

Prescription Drop-Off

  • Prescription drug drop box installed in Police Department Lobby (5373 Lee Road).
  • Unwanted, expired or unused prescription drug pills and over the counter medications in pill form are accepted.
  • No liquid medications and needles can be accepted.