“To Protect and to Serve” is not only the motto of the North Olmsted Police Department but it also states our essential purpose. The Department works to protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The North Olmsted Police Department serves the residents, the businesses, visitors, and all people of North Olmsted, Ohio, by performing the law enforcement function in a professional and ethical manner.
This goal is best accomplished when the police department and the citizens work closely with each other to provide the best service possible. You will find that the men and women of the North Olmsted Police Department work in a professional and ethical manner to improve the quality of life in our city.
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Bicycle Registration- Bicycle registration is an optional, free service provided by the police department. The registration helps the police department to find owners of recovered bicycles. To register your bicycle, please stop at the Police Department to complete the paperwork. You will need the bicycle serial number. The serial number can be found stamped into the metal on the underside of the frame between the pedals.
Curfew – Section 509.08 Codified Ordinance – For the complete description please click here
-No minor under the age of sixteen years shall congregate, wander, loiter or play upon the streets, sidewalks, public places, places of amusement and entertainment, or on unenclosed lands within the Municipality between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the following day, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or a responsible person over twenty-one years of age, or a member of his family eighteen years of age or older.
-No minor sixteen to eighteen years of age shall congregate, wander, loiter or play upon the streets, sidewalks, public places, places of amusement and entertainment, or on unenclosed lands within the Municipality between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. the following day, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or a responsible person over twenty-one years of age or a member of his family over eighteen years of age.
Parking Restriction- Codified Ordinance 351.12– For the safety of our residents, the City of North Olmsted has an all-night parking restriction. Vehicle parking on any street between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00AM is prohibited. If you have a situation that requires on-street parking during prohibited hours please notify the North Olmsted Police Department (440) 777-3535.
Parking Ticket Procedures- Codified Ordinance 353.07– The registered owner of a motor vehicle ticketed for a parking violation shall appear at the North Olmsted Police Department to pay the fine for such parking violation, in person, through a designated representative, or postmarked by mail, within forty-eight hours after the issuance of such parking ticket, Sundays or holidays excepted, and pay a fine of fifteen dollars ($15.00), without costs. If such payment is tendered or postmarked more than forty-eight hours after such issuance, Sundays or holidays excepted, then the fine shall be increased to twenty-five dollars ($25.00), without costs. Voluntary payment of such fine shall not be deemed a formal admission of guilty but shall constitute acknowledgment of the validity of the parking ticket and shall preclude prosecution of the misdemeanor offense alleged therein.
Car was towed – All police tows are done by Patton’s Towing- 29700 Lorain Road., North Olmsted (440) 777-4070 and/or Pro Automotive 24532 Lorain Road, North Olmsted (440) 777-7757. Your vehicle must be eligible for release from the North Olmsted Police before Patton’s and/or Pro Automotive will release the vehicle.
Noise Control– To report noise complaints please contact the North Olmsted Police Department non-emergency line at the time the noise is happening (440) 777-3535. Click here for complete regulations
Solicitation– Solicitors are required to apply for permits issued through the North Olmsted Safety Department. Non-profit organizations are exempted. Solicitation hours are between 9:00 a.m. to 8P:00 p.m., or sunset, whichever is earlier, Monday through Saturday. No soliciting on Sunday or any legal state or federal holiday. To apply for a permit an application must be completed and returned to the North Olmsted Safety Department. More information can be found on the Safety Department page.
Do Not Knock Registry- Solicitors and Peddlers are prohibited from peddling or soliciting at residential homes that have expressly requested to be listed on the City’s Do Not Knock registry. Residents can register online, by calling (440) 716-4137, or by stopping by City Hall during regular business hours. Non-profit, charitable, religious and tax-exempt groups are not prohibited by this registry. Click here for complete regulations (Chapter 721.031 Do Not Knock Registry)
Dispose of old and used prescription medicines– The Police Departments in Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake in cooperation with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB), are proud to announce that they have installed prescription drug drop boxes at their agencies. Jeff Capretto of WEB had worked with The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) in obtaining a grant to purchase the boxes for the Westshore Police Departments. Through the efforts of WEB, NADDI and the various cities, our residents will be able to dispose of their prescription drug medications in a safe and secure manner. The police departments cannot accept needles or liquids, but all other forms of prescription medications can be accepted. The departments ask that labels on the bottles be removed or names of persons on the labels be marked out. If you have any questions, please contact your local police agency. For a listing of all agencies with a prescription drop box, go to: www.rxdrugdropbox.org