Brook Park Police
17401 Holland Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
216 433-4107 (fax)
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malfunctioning traffic signal in the city by
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experiencing an emergency, dial 911
To request a patrol unit for incidents that are NOT life
threatening, call 216-433-1234.
For informational purposes call 216-433-1239.
The primary mission of the
Brook Park Police Department is to provide high
quality services to our citizens with an emphasis on
improving the quality of life in our community by promoting
a safe environment.
To accomplish this goal, we will prepare ourselves and our
organization by achieving high levels of competency to
provide police services that deter crime, protect persons
and property, and create a sense of security in our
In the coming years, we will provide our organization and
ourselves, through training and implementing policies and
procedures that exemplify our genuine commitment to provide
the best quality services for the citizens for whom we
FROM THE NEWSLETTER
Remember to follow safe practices when either shopping on line or shopping at the area mall or retailer. When shopping at the mall here are a few suggestions: Park in an area close to the mall entrance that is well lit if shopping in the evening. Pay attention to your surroundings and have your keys and cell phone ready to use. If carrying anything in your arms be sure your hands are free and when you’re finally prepared, simply walk directly to your destination. When shopping on-line: 1) Be sure you know your merchant 2) Protect your privacy. 3) Learn all of the details of the order such as fees, charges, and delivery dates along with return policies. 4) Choose just one credit card to use for all internet purchases and safeguard your password. 5) Keep good records of the transaction.
know Ohio was the first state in the US that allows you to
voluntarily provide Emergency Contact Information within the records
of your Ohio Drivers License or Ohio State ID? Why is this important
to you? It’s important because it is difficult for law enforcement
to find your family members if you are hurt and can’t tell them who
• If you are injured, and unable to speak, the only info law
enforcement has to find your loved ones is the address on your
• Is someone always at that address?
• Average time to unite loved ones is SIX hours
• Voluntarily providing your Emergency Contact Information means
First Responders can find your loved ones in minutes, not HOURS
• It’s FREE, SECURE, and takes just a couple of minutes
www.ohiobmv.com to enter your
emergency contact information.
INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Police Department depends on citizens calling to report crimes or
suspicious activity. Recently we have had a number of criminal mischief
and criminal damaging complaints in our neighborhoods, including spray
painting and other types of damage. We try to patrol all the
neighborhoods, but often time an observant citizen is the important link
that leads to apprehension. The dispatcher who takes your call will ask
questions about the suspicious activity to determine its nature and ask
for descriptions of the people involved. It may seem that they are
asking numerous questions, but all the information is important to help
us respond. Often a police cruiser is on the way while this information
is being obtained. You may be asked if an officer or detective may
contact you. Please call 911 or 216- 433-1234 to report suspicious
activity. Or, you may make an anonymous report of criminal or suspicious
activity at the city website using the link at the Police Department
The Police Department reminds you that anyone under 21 who uses,
possesses or attempts to purchase alcoholic beverages is in violation of
the Law. Juveniles will be charged accordingly. Adults, age 18 to 20,
face a possible sentence of 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Parents or adults who provide and/or allow underage drinking in their
home or on their property are in violation of Ohio’s “Keg Law.”
Violation is punishable with up to 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000
fine. Parents who host underage drinking also risk civic liability.
INHALANT ABUSE ON THE RISE
You may have seen recent reports on national news programs reporting a
rise in inhalant abuse among teens. This has been a problem for years.
Many parents are not aware that there have been severe injuries and
deaths from a practice known as ‘dusting’. This form of inhalant abuse
is associated with the use of cans of common aerosolized computer
keyboard cleaners that contain compressed gas. It can provoke irregular
heart rhythms which lead to sudden fatal cardiac arrest in even very
young and healthy hearts. This is something every parent should at
least be aware of, as this practice has been shown in films and is on
REPORT MALFUNCTIONING TRAFFIC SIGNALS
We have created a form on our website to report any malfunctioning
traffic signals. We will investigate all reports. Feel free to report
any problems you might be having with the cycling of the new system at
this website. This form will remain permanent so other outages or
problems can be reported as well.
You may also leave a ‘tip’ on a crime or criminal activity that occurred
in your neighborhood. Just go to the website and follow the simple
directions. We will keep your identity anonymous if you request. We only
ask for personal information so that we may follow-up with you on the
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What time is curfew?
Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from being upon public streets
or in public places during the below listed times unless accompanied by
parent or guardian or other responsible adult. The responsible adult
must be over the age of 21 and has been given permission by the parent
or guardian. (Ord #509.09)
Between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00 am on Sunday thru Thursday
Between the hours of 11:00 pm and 5:00 am on Friday and Saturday
2. Can I park my car on the street overnight?
Parking is prohibited between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am on any city street.
Emergency permission may be granted by dispatch upon request.
3. I need to be fingerprinted. Can you do it?
Yes, we will fingerprint residents as a service to them. Generally
fingerprinting is done when a jailer is on duty. We recommend calling
first at 216 433-1239 as the jailer may not be available. The current
schedule for fingerprinting is:
Monday- Friday 8am-1pm.
This service may be provided at other times if we can accommodate you,
but you must call first. Proof of residency is required.
The City of Brook Park has had the D.A.R.E. program in place for over ten years. It is currently run by Officer James Wagner. D.A.R.E. is a collaborative effort
by D.A.R.E. certified law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and
community leaders to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or
reduce drug abuse, violence and gang involvement along children and youth,
Grades K-6. It is a preventative program designed to equip students with the
skills to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with and use harmful
John J. Walsh Safety Town
The 2013 Safety Town Program will have two sessions: Session 1: June 17th-June 21st. Session 2: June 24th-June 28th. The program is for Brook Park children, 5 years of age, who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. This one week program teaches the students basic traffic safety, stranger safety, fire safety and school bus safety. The program is taught by Middle School students under the general direction of Ptl. James Wagner of the Brook Park Police Department. Sign-ups for the program will begin in May and run through June 7th. There are two sessions each day and they run 2 ˝ hours in length. The classes begin at 8:30 AM and 12 PM. Safety Town Applications can be picked up at City Hall, the Recreation Center the Brook Park Library or by downloading it HERE. Application must be returned before June 7, 2013.