Oakwood Village Police Department 24800 Broadway Avenue · Oakwood Village, OH 44146
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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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I-271 widening, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Warrensville Heights and Oakwood...Overnight each night Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24, the far left contraflow lane will close from on I-271 southbound near U.S. 422 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement removal operations.

I-480 over Bartlett Road bridge repairs, Bedford Heights...Overnight Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23, crews will close the Northfield Road/Mueti Drive entrance ramp to I-480 east/I-271 southbound and various lanes on I-480 east and westbound between Northfield Road and Rockside Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to perform paving operations.On Tuesday, May 29, the Northfield Rd./Mueti Dr. entrance ramp to I-480 east/I-271 south will close through fall 2018. Click here for detour and additional information.
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Thank you, Penske Truck Leasing on First Place in Oakwood Village, for celebrating Police Week with the OVPD! The Dibella's Subs, chips and cookies were delicious and enjoyed by the staff. ... MoreLess

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Oakwood Police Department

271-480-422 -- CONSTRUCTION UPDATE -
Overnight Tuesday, May 15 the U.S. 422 ramp to I-271 southbound ramp will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for striping and guardrail work. Motorists will continue on I-480 westbound and exit at Miles Rd. where they can enter I-271 southbound. Near Rockside Rd., I-271 southbound traffic will be directed to the contraflow (far left) lane during this time.
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