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The Maple Heights Police Department mourn the loss of recently retired Detective Al Henderson. Al Henderson was appointed to the Maple Heights Police Department on January 3, 1988 and retired February 15, 2015. He was age 62. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Roge); dearest father of Jesse and Jordan Henderson; loving son of Murray and the late Jeanette Henderson; dear brother of Pam Lingo and Laura Knebel (Steve). Al was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired detective for the Maple Heights Police Department. Friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (ST. RT. 82), SAGAMORE HILLS, where funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. VISITATION FRIDAY 1 P.M. UNTIL TIME OF SERVICES. -

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About Our Department

The Maple Heights Police Department is currently staffed with 30 full time 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 which services 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 Police Department, in partnership with other area communities, supports several specialized units. These units include a fully equipped SWAT Team, a Bomb Unit, a Hostage Negotiations Unit, a Narcotics Unit and an Emergency Command Post Team. The Department also sponsors a DARE Program for all 6th 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. 

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.

Officer Charles Lee gave a safety talk and enjoyed the day with the students of the ICAN school in Maple Heights.

Officer Jason Ponicky talked to kids at the KinderCare day care facility about safety.
5373 Lee Rd.
Maple Heights, OH

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