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The Maple Heights Police Department is currently staffed with 35 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.
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.
The Animal Warden is assigned to the City's Service Department and 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.
A prescription drug drop box has been installed in the Police Department Lobby. Any unwanted, expired or unused prescription drug pills and over the counter medications in pill form are accepted. No liquid medications or needles can be accepted.
Click It or Ticket - 2014
Police departments from across Cuyahoga County gathered at Progressive Field Monday to prepare for the upcoming Click It Or Ticket enforcement that runs May 19 – June 1. From 2009 – 2012 seat belts saved 49,669 lives! That’s 6,000 more than an Indians sell out crowd. Over the past five years, more than 3 million citations have been issued throughout the United States. Lives are being saved one seat belt citation at a time.
Click It for A Ticket - 2014
The Maple Heights Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Kids/Safe Communities Coalition and Maple Heights High School, held a “Click It for A Ticket” event on April 30th at the Maple Heights High School. The event was a success and over 100 tickets were given away to students wearing their seatbelts. The tickets were turned in for a candy bar and a chance to win a $118 gift certificate. The $118 represents what a seatbelt ticket would cost if cited for the violation. The big winner was 9th grade student Kendall McCoy. He won the $118 gift card. Principle Newman was excited for Kendall McCoy and stated he is a great student and role model. Congrats to Kendall McCoy.
Maple Heights Police and NewsChannel5 Building Better Neighborhoods
Mayor Jeffrey Lansky, Acting Police Chief John Popielarczyk, Corporal Brian Kevern, Councilman Alex Adams and the members of the Corkhill Block Watch Program were joined by NewsChannel5 anchor Leon Bibb for the NewsChannel5 Building Better Neighborhoods segment that aired on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. You can find the video for that segment by going to www.newsnet5.com and searching Building Better Neighborhoods.
Maple Heights To Begin Automated Traffic Enforcement
The City of Maple Heights has recently passed legislation that will allow the Police Department to use an automated enforcement system, or traffic cameras, in addition to the traffic enforcement already conducted by our Patrol Officers. This legislation went into effect on June 12th, 2014, and the first cameras are expected to be in place by the middle or end of July. Signs have been posted at the entrances to the City to notifying motorists of the pending enforcement and copies of the ordinance have been posted in public places to include City Hall, the Police Department, the Fire Stations, the Senior Center and the Maple Heights Library.