Police Department | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

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Employees in the Lakewood Police Department preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crimes, apprehend criminals, recover lost and stolen property, and enforce, in a fair and impartial manner, the ordinances of the City of Lakewood and the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States of America. The Police Department is led by Chief Timothy Malley.

Staying safe

By the numbers, excellent safety services, along with engaged participation from residents and neighborhood block clubs (63 in total) have led to Lakewood becoming a safer place in the last five years. Since 2007, Lakewood has seen a 42 percent decrease in crimes of violence, a 14 percent decrease in burglaries, a 45% decrease in auto thefts and 47 percent decrease in robberies. The city has 63 neighborhood block clubs — resident-driven entities helping neighbors work with police and other city departments to ensure safety and security in our community.

Important information on how to avoid being the victim of a carjacking

Curious about a police call, incident or report, please contact the Lakewood Police Department at (216) 521-6773 or email police@lakewoodoh.net.  Police@lakewoodoh.net is not monitored 24/7, please use the above phone number if an immediate response is required.