Cleveland Metroparks police bring educational outreach programs to hundreds-of-thousands of Greater Clevelanders each year. Police promote safety and crime prevention, and present demonstrations at public relations events throughout the Park District and local communities.
Cleveland Metroparks police can deliver customized presentations based on audience age and interest. Topics include:
- Careers: The role of police in the Park District, and related employment opportunities. Police are state-certified law enforcement officers who ensure the protection and safety of Cleveland Metroparks.
- Personal Safety & Crime Prevention: Personal safety and crime prevention tips. It is important to practice personal safety routines while enjoying nature and recreation in Cleveland Metroparks.
- Seat Belt Safety: The importance of wearing a seat belt when traveling in an automobile. This critical message is generally delivered to elementary school students.
- Bike Patrol: The role of the bike patrol in the Park District, and the importance of bicycle laws and safety. Certified police mountain bike officers patrol off-road areas of Cleveland Metroparks that are not easily accessible in a cruiser.
- Dive Team: The role of the SCUBA diver in the Park District, and the importance of water safety. Dive Team officers respond to water-related emergencies and evidence recoveries, and conduct boat safety inspections in Cleveland Metroparks.
- K-9 Unit: The role of the police canine in the Park District. The Police Department's state and nationally-certified canines are used to locate missing persons, apprehend fleeing suspects, and detect illegal drugs in Cleveland Metroparks.
- Mounted Unit: The role of the police horse in the Park District. With nearly 23,000 acres of land, and hundreds of miles of trails, the Mounted Unit is essential to the protection and safety of Cleveland Metroparks.
Read more information about the Cleveland Metroparks Police Divisions.
Cleveland Metroparks police also provide the following community services:
- Car Seat Checks: Ohio law requires that children under 4 years of age, and/or weighing less than 40 pounds, be properly secured in a child safety seat that meets federal standards. Six nationally-certified officers can inspect or install your child's safety seat. For more information, contact the public information specialist at 440.331.5414.
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