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


Citizens Academy 2019

The Oakwood Village Police Department (OVPD) Citizens Academy is presenting classes where residents will get an inside look at Law Enforcement in Oakwood Village with a focus on educating the communit


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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With the temperatures on the rise for the next few days the OVPD reminds you to stay safe from the heat by drinking a lot of water, staying indoors, & calling 911 if you see someone suffering from a heat emergency: www.ready.gov/heat #BeatTheHeat

Tips to stay safe DURING the extreme heat temperatures---
Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
Avoid high-energy activities.
Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
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Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and here in Greater Cleveland fireworks and sparklers are a crowd pleaser every year. Whether it is a professional show at a park or a small backyard display, fireworks are exciting to
watch—but they can also be very dangerous.
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Now taking applications for the 2nd Annual OVPD Citizens Academy! The OVPD presents classes where residents will get an inside look at Law Enforcement in Oakwood Village with a focus on educating the community about the daily life of Law Enforcement. The Citizens Academy will meet Thursday nights September 5 through October 24, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00p. Priority will be given first to those who live and work in the Village of Oakwood, then to surrounding communities.

The Academy lessons will cover: Investigations, Impaired Driving, Use of Force, Traffic Enforcement, Search & Seizures, Virtual Training Simulator, and even a Ride Along with an officer!

Space is limited so turn in your application early! Applications can be found at www.oakwoodpolice.org or in the lobby at Village Hall.
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