Message From Chief Mecklenburg

"Every day I am proud to continue to represent the 110 men and women of the Cleveland Heights Police Department. It is our mission to protect and serve with professionalism, honor, and integrity all of the residents, visitors and businesses across the City of Cleveland Heights.

In partnership with the community, we work every day to protect the lives, property and rights of all persons while maintaining order, reducing fear, informing the public and enforcing the laws fairly and impartially. We take these responsibilities very seriously and work night and day to make Cleveland Heights a safe and vibrant place to live, work, play and raise a family.

The City of Cleveland Heights Police Department is dedicated to being open with and available to the community. You can find a great deal of information right here on our website. Additionally, we are committed to participating in many community events throughout the year. For instance, for the past five years we have hosted a Cleveland Heights Safety Forces Night. This year it was on August 1 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center on Monticello and Mayfield. We welcomed nearly 200 Cleveland Heights residents who had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the officers of our Police Department and to take a look at the tools and equipment we use to ensure their safety. We also used this opportunity to provide information and tips on personal safety. I am pleased that the Cleveland Heights Fire Department also joined us and shared fire safety tips.

Additionally, every Thursday the Department sponsors  “Meet the Police” from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall. The first Thursday of the month the meeting takes place at the Cleveland Heights Police Academy. This is a great way for the community to meet and interact directly with your police officers. The Police Department understands that problem solving in the community requires two-way communications between the Police Department and the people we serve and we encourage you to take advantage of these forums.

To help keep you updated on a daily basis don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Here you can view information on current crimes and arrests. I also do my best to keep our residents informed through NextDoor. Don’t forget that we can always be reached at 216-321-1234, or through 911 for emergencies. Also for your convenience and security the Police Department offers a community tip line at 216-291-5010. This line is for non-emergency calls and is a way for the community to share information or ask questions of the police.

An informed and engaged public is the greatest asset available to our police department. I look forward to continuing to serve you and being a vital part of our community."

Annette Mecklenburg
Chief of Police