Police Department

Brian Sturgill | Police Chief


Barb Cash | Dispatch Supervisor


Cuyahoga Heights Police Department

5480 Grant Avenue
Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
216-883-6800 Phone
216-883-0643 Fax

Police Department Update

Village Newsletter | November 2018

Special Presentation: How to Escape, Survive and Understand an Active Threat

Cuyahoga Heights Police Department Active Threat Presentation

Active shooter or threat situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.

Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Awareness, training and rehearsal of the following immediate actions will go a long way to increase the odds of surviving an active shooter incident. Please take the time to view and share this important information with your employees, friends and family members.

CHPD Mission Statement

We the members of the Cuyahoga Heights Police Department have a COMMITMENT to serve and protect. We will fulfill our duties with professionalism and HONOR. We will take PRIDE in our service, and through our DETERMINATION, we will achieve excellence.

Employment Opportunities


The Village of Cuyahoga Heights Police Department will be giving an open competitive, professional competency examination for the position of full-time Patrol Officer on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at 4863 E. 71st, Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall (upstairs). Beginning October 8, 2018, applications for the test may be obtained at the Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The applicant must pay a non-refundable fee of $25.00. Every applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and be at least 21 years of age as of the date of the written examination. No person shall be eligible to take the examination if they are 35 years of age or older on the date of the written examination. All applicants must supply with their application a valid Cuyahoga Community College Police Officer Physical Agility Test Certificate (test dates enclosed in packet). All applicants must pass the professional competency examination, and be willing to submit to a background check, polygraph and psychological prior to appointment. Medical examinations may also be required. The applicant must be in a physical condition capable of performing the physical functions required of a Patrol Officer. A minimum grade of 70% on the professional competency examination is required to qualify for additional testing, interviews and possible appointment by the Mayor.  All information regarding requirements/restrictions for taking the exam will be included in the application packet along with a copy of Cuyahoga Heights Cod. Ordinance 246.04 (passed 5-9-12). Only applications that have all the required information/forms will be accepted at the Village Hall. The deadline for turning in completed applications to the Village Hall is Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by 3:00 PM.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Police Dispatch

During the early years of the police profession there was no radio to communicate calls to patrol cars. Most large city departments used call boxes. These were telephones located throughout the jurisdiction for officers to call into the station periodically to check on any calls that were received. Cuyahoga Heights had a unique way to advise their officers that there were outstanding calls. The Village Hall custodians used a red light located on a tower at the Village Hall to alert the officers of a call. The officer seeing this would stop at the station to determine the location and nature of the call. Of course, this progressed into the present day two-way radio for communication between officers and dispatchers.

The Cuyahoga Heights Police Department currently employs six full-time and two permanent part-time dispatchers and seven part-time dispatchers who are responsible for police, fire and 911 communications. The department monitors calls for the Village of Cuyahoga Heights as well as, the Village of Valley View, Village of Brooklyn Heights and the Village of Newburgh Heights; 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Dispatch radio is manned by two dispatchers at all times. Calls that are received are logged on a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, which is a part of the overall computer software system of the Police Department.

Special Services & Important Information

Away-From-Home Protection

The Cuyahoga Heights Police Department offers house surveillance to residents when they are away on vacation; call dispatch for information.

SwiftReach Emergency Notification

The Village has an emergency contact system called SwiftReach. Our dispatcher can send out messages to all Village residents and businesses via telephone in case of an emergency. If you are not receiving these calls, please click the Add/Remove Yourself button in the graphic below and fill out the form to add, update or remove your contact information. Powered by SwiftReach Networks, Inc.

Emergency Contact Information

The Ohio BMV offers an Emergency Contact Information service called “Next of Kin” where you can add an emergency contact person to your drivers’ license. You can do this by stopping in at the registrars’ office or online at the Ohio BMV website.  This information is secure and accessible only by the Ohio BMV and law enforcement.

Homeland Security Investigations (HDI) Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.

HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release.

The HSI Victim Notification Program link, http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/, is a universal resource locator for a victim or witness to access a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE. This information was posted on August 4, 2015.


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