Police FAQ's

When someone is arrested, where do they go and how do I get in touch with them?

Contact the County Jail for all inmate information. 

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Last updated: 01/14/2019 - 1:27pm

Q1104
What are the Curfew Laws in Cleveland?

If a child is found in violation of curfew, minor misdemeanor citations are issued to the parents.

Students must not be on the streets on school days between 10 am and 2 pm. There are exceptions for early dismissal, alternative schools, and working students. In those cases, the student must have either a pass or ID indicating the alternate school and/or working hours.

At age 12, students must be off the street by dark, ages 13 and 14 must be off the street by 9:30 pm, ages 15 to 16 must be off the street by 11 pm and students age 17 must be off the street by midnight.

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Last updated: 01/16/2019 - 9:06am

Q1113
Where do I call to report a suspected drug house?

Call your local police station and ask for the Commander’s Office or the Vice Unit. Or call the Mayor’s Action Line at 216.664.2900. You do not have to leave your name and number.

Please have as much information as possible including the address, time/day of most activity and where they make transactions (side door, alley, etc.). If there is a crime in progress, report it to 911.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1115
How do I check a person’s criminal record?

Go to the Division of Police Records File Section, on the 3 rd floor of 1300 Ontario St, Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 8am and. 3:30pm. You will need the person’s complete name, social security number, and date of birth. The criminal records check will list all of their felony and misdemeanor arrests. The cost is five cents per copy

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1117
Can I volunteer with the Cleveland Police?

Yes- the Auxiliary Police program is a tremendous opportunity. In this program, trained unarmed auxiliary officers volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per month patrolling, assisting at special events and crime fairs, and working to improve the quality of life in our city’s neighborhoods. For more information, contact the Bureau of Community Policing at 216.623.5080.

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Last updated: 01/14/2019 - 1:29pm

Q1121
How does a victim of a misdemeanor crime (assault or petty theft) press charges?

The victim should report the crime to police. The officer will provide a report number which the victim can then take to the city prosecutor’s office. The city prosecutor will determine if charges can be filed. The prosecutor is located in the Justice Center, 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio on the 8th floor.

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Last updated: 01/16/2019 - 9:08am

Q1125
I am a Cleveland school teacher. Who do I contact about having a police officer come to give a presentation to my class?

There are several education programs for children and youth. For complete information call the Bureau of Community Policing at 216.623.5080 and see the youth safety education page.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 7:49pm

Q1135
How can I find neighborhood crime statistics?

The Division of Police has a crime mapping tool page here.

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Last updated: 01/14/2019 - 1:32pm

Q1136
What should I do if I see a crime being committed?

Call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Non-emergency issues can be reported by calling 216.621.1234. For more information, see the Police 911 and EMS 911 pages.

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Last updated: 01/16/2019 - 9:12am

Q1213
How can I become a Cleveland Police officer?

You must complete these steps:

  • pass a written exam, physical agility test, and drug screening
  • undergo background, psychological and medical evaluations
  • If selected, you begin intensive training lasting 26 weeks, during which you must maintain a grade of 70% or higher

For more information call 216.623.3327 or 216.623.5135, and see the safety careers page.

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Last updated: 05/10/2016 - 4:05pm

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