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The Bay Village Police Department is made up of twenty-three full time officers and four part time officers.  We provide services to the public 24 hours-a-day every day of the year.  Uniformed officers in both marked and unmarked vehicles deter crime continually by patrolling and observing all areas of the city.  Officers investigate traffic accidents and crimes, make arrests when necessary, transport prisoners, respond to all calls for assistance from our residents or to check on suspicious events and enforce traffic laws.  Officers are always on alert for road hazards.


Detective Bureau

Click here to learn about the Bay Village Detective Bureau.


Auxiliary Police

 BV Aux. Officer

In 1957 volunteers helped form a Civil Defense Unit for Bay Village.  When the group began to disintegrate in 1964, the Bay Village Auxiliary Police was established in its place.  The members contribute, without compensation, many hours to their fellow citizens and the police division.  Anyone interested in joining the Bay Village Police Auxiliary can pick up an application at the Bay Village Police Department.  Any questions can be directed to the liaison officer, Lt. Holliday at (440)871-1234.  Application form is available online.


School Crossing Guards

School Guard

Persons who assist with traffic control for school aged children at various locations in the city.  There is financial compensation.  If you are interested call the liaison officer, Sgt. Leasure at (440)871-1234.  Application is available online.


Bike Patrol

The Bay Village Bike Patrol officers are able to access areas of town not easily accessible by patrol car and allows our officers to interact with our residents on a more personal level.  The officers give special attention to all of our city parks.


Juvenile Diversion Program

 The Bay Village Community Diversion Program (CDP) is granted jurisdiction by Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court to deal with juveniles charged with first-time misdemeanor crimes and status offenses (such as Unruly Behavior and Truancy). This program allows a juvenile to avoid formal court action and instead, utilizes community resources to address problems brought to the attention of the court.  Read more...