James Foster,Chief

17401 Holland Road
Brook Park, Ohio 44142
P: 216-433-1239
F: 216-433-4107


Police Department Lobby Services UPDATED 2/14/17

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OVI checkpoint New
The Brook Park Police Department announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 8pm-11pm tonight on Snow Road, in Cuyahoga County, City of Brook Park. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat impaired driver-related injury and fatal crashes.


Alarm Permit Information New
Download Alarm Permit Application
Download Alarm Permit Application (No Fee)


2016 John J. Walsh Safety Town

The 2016 Safety Town Program will be offered for two weeks in June. Please click here for more information.


To get a copy of an Accident Report filed with our city, go to http://brookparkoh.policereports.us/

  • When 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.

Mission Statement:

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 community.

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 serve…

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.

Emergency Contact Information

Do you 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 to call!

  • If you are injured, and unable to speak, the only info law enforcement has to find your loved ones is the address on your drivers license
  • 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

Go to www.MyEmergencyContactInfo.org or www.ohiobmv.com to enter your emergency contact information.

Current Openings

Open Positions:
Part time Jailer

Download Application
or email your resume .

Applications can also be obtained at the reception desk at City Hall.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Brook Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence or violence status.


Information for Residents

CodeRed
The company we use to send out alerts has a link you can click on to be added to the list of recipients. If you sign up for this alert, you will receive emergency notifications, general notifications and severe weather warnings for Brook Park. Click below to sign up:

Disclaimer: The CodeRED service is provided as an additional communication tool and should not be relied upon solely. The City of Brook Park does not make any guarantees with regards to the CodeRED service, including without limitation, guarantees about the accuracy, wholeness, or distribution of any material sent using the CodeREd service. There is no assurance that an announcement will reach any resident. The City of Brook Park shall not be liable for any damages relating to the CodeRED service, regardless of the legal theory under which liability is asserted.

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 site.

Teen Parties

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 the internet.

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.

Crime Tips

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 report.

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.

Programs

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

The City of Brook Park is proud to be a D.A.R.E. community. The program has been in place for over ten years. It is currently run by Officer George “Kos” Kosakowski. 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. D.A.R.E. provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, and the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive alternatives to substance abuse.

2015 John J. Walsh Safety Town

The 2015 Safety Town Program will have two sessions:

Session 1: June 8th- June 12th 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00pm-2:30pm
Session 2: June 15th – June 19th. 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00-2:30pm

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 Officer Kos of the Brook Park Police Department.

Student registration will begin April 20th and end May 1st. You can pick up a student registration form at the following locations: Brookview School, Brook Park Memorial School, Brook Park Recreation Center and Brook Park Police Department. Upon completion please return to Brook Park Police Department.

If your child attends a different school and you are a Brook Park resident please come to one of the above listed sign-up dates.

There are 2 separate sessions. Classes begin at 8:30 AM and 12 PM.

Click here to download the SAFETY TOWN APPLICATION.