Oakwood Village Police Department 24800 Broadway Avenue · Oakwood Village, OH 44146
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Identity Theft

People are wanting to fly to international destinations for vacations but planning a holiday getaway can easily turn into a stressful venture when the matter of costs comes up.

Safety at Home

Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open door or window is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that my easily be forced open. Door should



In compliance with professional standards established by the Oath of Office, Professional Code of Ethics, and directives of this Department, each of its members is to perform in such a manner that promotes the publics’ trust, confidence, and sense of safety and security.

The officers of the Oakwood Village Police Department (OVPD) are sworn to provide the community with a superior level of service in respect and integrity.

While always conducting ourselves with the highest ethical principles. We have a great deal of pride in our department and are respectful of the trust our community places in us.

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Chief Mark Garratt

Chief of Police

Welcome to the Village of Oakwood website! The Oakwood Village Police Department (OVPD) is pleased to have you in our neighborhood and hope you find Oakwood to be an enjoyable and safe place to call home or work.

As the Chief of Police, I am dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the department within the community and with other agencies working with the Oakwood Village Police Department

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Chief Mark Garratt

Detective Bureau

The Village of Oakwood Police Department Detective Bureau is comprised of 2 dedicated detectives.  The Detective Bureau is responsible for the investigation of crimes such as sexual assault cases, missing persons, identity theft, narcotics investigations, identity theft and credit card fraud.

The Bureau then presents cases for criminal prosecution to the Bedford Municipal Court or to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.  Our detectives are committed to timely and responsive follow up of crimes reported to the department, as well as proactive investigation and enforcement within our community.

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Law Enforcement

The K-9 Unit is comprised of one K-9 and his handler.

The duties of every OVPD Patrol Officer includes (but not limited to) responding to the scene of a crime or accident, interviewing suspects, witnesses, writing crime reports, responding to radio calls, monitoring any suspicious activity of ongoing crimes.

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Kokosing is preparing to put traffic on 271 SB / 480 EB into its final position this weekend.

Traffic will be reduced to 1 lane on 271 SB / 480 EB from Emery Rd to Ledge Rd for the following approximate time frame:

• Saturday 12/7 – 5:00 am until 7:00 pm
• Sunday 12/8 – 7:00 am until 7:00 pm

Additionally, one of the following detour configurations will be in place for the duration on the traffic switch:

Detour Configuration 1:
• Miles Rd on ramp to 271 SB will be closed and detoured to the Northfield and Rockside on ramp to 271 SB / 480 EB
• The 422 on ramp to 271 SB will be closed and detoured to the Northfield on ramp to 480 EB

Detour Configuration 2:
• 480 EB closed at the Northfield Split and detoured to the Miles Rd on ramp to 271SB / 480 EB
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Thanks to Snyder's of Hanover with their generous donation the OVPD is ready for Trick or Treating on Thursday from 6p-8p in the Village!

Don't forget to be safe and have an enjoyable time while getting treats!

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