Police FAQ's

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

They go to the Justice Center at 1300 Ontario St . Call jail information at 216.623.5380.

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

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How do I register a handgun?

Call 216.623.5085 and schedule an appointment at the Public Safety Central Building located at 2001 Payne Ave.

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What are the Curfew Laws in Cleveland?

If a child is found in violation of curfew, minor misdemeanor citations are issued to the parents, and fines are $224.

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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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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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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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 20 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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Q1121
Some kids have turned on the fire hydrant and are playing in the water and blocking traffic, what should I do?

Call 216.621.1234 and a police car will come over.

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

The police will give a report number to the victim and advise them to contact the city prosecutor. The Prosecutor's office is on the eighth floor of the Justice Center 1300 Ontario and open to the public weekdays from 8 am until noon. Prosecutor consultations are on a first come, first served basis, so no appointment is necessary. They can be reached at 216.664.4850

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Last updated: 10/07/2015 - 2:59pm

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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

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I'm moving. Can I get crime statistics for my new neighborhood?

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

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