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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The Oakwood Police Department (Cuyahoga) is looking for a man accused of threatening to shoot his sister and leading police on a chase. Police were called to Wright Avenue in Oakwood Village at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. The victim told dispatch she got into an argument with her brother.

Alphonso McPherson (Photo courtesy: Oakwood police)
Oakwood police said the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Alphonso McPherson, got a gun from his room, racked a round into the chamber and put it against the woman’s head, threatening to kill her. The victim broke free and called 911.
When police arrived, McPherson was backing into the street. As the two officers got out of the patrol car, the suspect accelerated and attempted to run down one of them, according to the department.

The officers fired four shots at McPherson’s car, but it is unknown if he was hit. Police chased him through Bedford and into Bedford Heights, where he got onto Interstate 480 westbound. At one time, it appeared McPherson was slowing down to flee on foot, but then drove at speeds near 90 mph.
The pursuit was called off because of the suspect’s reckless nature and the dangerous road conditions.

McPherson should be considered armed and dangerous. He was driving a silver, four-door 2002 Ford Taurus with license plate HIB 9071. If you see the suspect or his vehicle, immediately call 911.
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OVPD wants everyone to arrive home safely on Super Bowl Sunday. Just as the teams are preparing for the game, be sure you prepare and recruit a designated driver! ... MoreLess

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