About Us

Welcome to the Bay Village Police Department.  We pride ourselves on providing superior public services to our residents and those who visit our community.    Bay Village Police has a long history of community service and we work in partnership with our residents to offer programs and services that will enhance the quality of life in Bay Village.

Our trained and dedicated officers and civilian staff are always available to assist with your law enforcement needs.    Our Department currently consists of twenty-one full time sworn officers, four part time sworn officers, three civilian staff and twenty-three volunteer auxiliary officers.  We are housed in a state-of-the-art facility built in 2006. We are located at 28000 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140. 

Bay Village Police can be reached by calling 440-871-1234.  Chief Mark Spaetzel can be reached via his email mspaetzel@cityofbayvillage.com or via phone at 440-899-3465.  

 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.  Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department.  Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. 

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions.  With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force of violence and never accepting gratuities. 

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.  I will constantly strive to achieve these objective and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement.   

 

E-Commerce Zone

The Bay Village Police Department has erected new signs that are posted in our south parking lot advertising our lot and lobby as an eCommerce trading spot. Individuals who buy or sell on the internet can choose to use our parking lot to make the exchange in a safe environment. Sellers do not have to have strangers coming to their home or provide personal information to those that may wish to take advantage of others.

The area is under 24 hour video surveillance and there is an individual at dispatch at all times.


 

Organizational chart

Click on the link above to view the Bay Village Police Department Organizational chart.

2014-2015 Police Department Reorganizational Plan

 

Annual Department Report