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Bay Village Police Community Services and Programs

Community Care Monitor

The Community Care Monitor is a safety check program.  It is a free service available to Bay Village older adults upon request.

Each day, beginning at 8:30 am, the person will be called automatically by telephone with a recorded message "ARE YOU OK?" Should the person fail to answer the phone, the computer will make two additional calls at five minute intervals.  After the third attempt, the name and telephone number is automatically given to the officer on duty.  The Community Care Monitor application is then consulted and the person listed as the "emergency contact" will be contacted and asked if there is any reason the person would not be answering the phone.

After all avenues have been exhausted, a police officer will then go to the home to investigate and carry out all necessary functions for the safety and well being of the person.

If the subscriber plans to be away from home, we request they call in advance.

Community Police Academy                                                                                       

Offered one night a week for 12 weeks, citizens learn about the Bay Village police "from the inside out".  Includes attendance at trainings, court appearances and "ride a longs" while on patrol.

Peddlers and Solicitors Licenses

Individuals or groups wishing to engage in peddling or funds solicitation must obtain a Peddler and Solicitor License. 

A "Peddler" is any person who carries with him for the purpose of sale at retail and immediate or future delivery, goods, wares, food or merchandise, or any person who in person as a principal or agent canvasses, sells, or otherwise obtains orders or commitments for the sale, repair or exchange of goods, wares, food or merchandise, or services.

A "Solicitor" is any person who obtains or seeks to obtain funds for any cause whatsoever by means of canvassing from place to place. 

The Codified Ordinances of the City of Bay Village specifically prohibit the posting of handbills on residential property. 

Those seeking a Peddler and Solicitor License, please follow these regulations:

  • Chapter 721 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Bay Village covers all laws relative to Peddlers and Solicitors. 
  • Non-profit agencies with a 501(C)(3) designation do not require a permit.  However, they will be required to provide their entity's IRS determination letter. Examples are Girls Scouts and church organizations. 
  • Each individual who will be soliciting must obtain a license.  Forms are available through this site.
  •  Incorporated Businesses must furnish a copy of the State of Ohio's Certificate of Good Standing.

•Payment is required at the time of submitting a solicitor application.   Each application must include a $25.00 fee or a group may submit a check or cash for the group of applications at $25.00 per application. The charge for renewal of a solicitor's license is $15.00 per license. All licenses expire on December 31st of the calendar year in which it was acquired, regardless of the date such license is issued.

•If you do not have an Ohio driver's license or ID card, you must submit a color 3" X 3" head/shoulders photo of yourself when you submit the application.

Once your application has been reviewed and record checks completed, you will be contacted to pick up your permit at the Police Station.  You must abide by Chapter 721 of the Codified Ordinances, including avoiding residents with "No Solicitation" stickers posted and the hours of solicitation from 9am - 8pm or sunset, whichever is earlier, Monday through Saturday. No soliciting on Sunday or any legal state or federal holiday. No soliciting is permitted at homes on the "Do Not Knock" registry. The registry list is updated every two weeks and posted on the web site. It is the responsibility of the Solicitor/Peddler to have a current printed list with them when out soliciting. Click here for more information



Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)                                                                                 

Geared toward females to defend against attackers. Popular amongst females leaving home for the first time to attend college, and teachers.

Speed Trailer                                                                                                             

Allows the police to mechanically monitor speed and traffic volume at any location within the City.

"Take Me Home"                                                                                                         

Photos are loaded onto police MDT's in the police cars. Residents who have elderly or developmentally disable family members provide the pictures, so Officers can return them safely if found outside unsupervised.

Vacation Watch                                                                                                     

Residents leaving on vacation leave contact numbers of local family in case of emergency, and if there is any suspicious activity in neighborhood, we know what vacant homes to check.