Established in 1917, Cleveland Metroparks Police Department is the law enforcement branch of Cleveland Metroparks. The department's primary objective is to provide a safe and accessible environment for the Park District's more than 43 million annual visitors. The Police Department's jurisdiction comprises more than 23,000 acres of land, 100 miles of connecting parkways and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Cleveland Metroparks police are state-certified law enforcement officers who exercise full police powers in the commission of their duties. Police are on duty 24-hours a day, year-round, patrolling parklands on foot, in vehicles, on horseback, and on bicycles. Cleveland Metroparks Police Headquarters, located in Fairview Park, Ohio, dispatches the department's 85 officers from 12 field offices positioned throughout the Park District.
Cleveland Metroparks Police - Mission
Providing superior service and law enforcement through proactive, innovative, and unbiased practices.
Cleveland Metroparks Police Core Values
The Police Training Center is located in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville. Dedicated on May 14, 2009 the Center provides ample space for state required defensive tactics training for police as well as classroom settings for meetings and conferences for all Park District employees.