Chief of Police, Mark A Garratt
Hours of operation: 24 hours a day
Phone:440-232-1035 for non-emergencies.
The Village of Oakwood has a full service police department. Additionally, the department employs civilian police/fire dispatchers to staff the communications center 24 hours a day.
When should I call the police department?
We all know to call the police department in an emergency situation by calling 9-1-1. Calls of non-emergency nature should be directed to 440-232-1035. These calls may be referred to your community policing officer when appropriate.
Calls regarding community activities, school closings or other non-police related questions should be made to the appropriate department or to the Village Hall at 440-232-9988.
Calls concerning court related questions should be directed to the Oakwood Clerk of Courts at 440-232-4151 during normal business hours.
You can leave a message for the animal warden by calling the police department non-emergency line 440-232-1035.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
The records section of the police department is open form 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The normal cost for police reports including accidents and incident reports is $2.00 per page. Active case reports will not be available if the incident is under investigation or is still pending in the courts.
What should I do if I go on vacation?
Call the police department prior to your departure. The dispatcher will complete a vacation form including your expected date of return and an emergency contact number if needed. Your house will be checked on a regular basis until we receive a call confirming your return.
What are on street parking requirements?
On street parking is not permitted in the Village of Oakwood. Exceptions may be made for emergencies, driveway construction, out-of-town guests, or situations similar in nature. The police department must be contacted in advance if such permission is to be granted. Vehicles granted permission to park on the street must not block driveways or limit access to any fire hydrant. Parked vehicles must not block or impede a sidewalk.
The Village of Oakwood also has ordinances that prohibit unlicensed, expired, or junk motor vehicles on your property that are not enclosed in a garage. In addition, motor vehicles on your property that are not enclosed in a garage. In addition, motor vehicles must be parked on a designated driveway and are prohibited from lawn areas.
How do I get in touch with the animal warden?
You can leave a message for the animal warden by calling the police department non emergency line 440-232-1035. However, keep in mind that the animal warden is not always immediately available. We know you love your pets but the village has several ordinances relating to animals; dangerous or vicious, the number allowed, barking or howling, running at large, and removal of animal waste. Please be considerate of your neighbors.
What can I do to help the police department?
Notify the police department immediately any time you see any suspicious activity. Try to obtain an accurate description of the subjects along with any vehicles involved. We would rather respond to a call and find it to be unfounded than to learn that a crime had occurred.
Also, be certain that the address of your house is clearly marked on your mailbox or house and visible from the street. This aids our officers and greatly reduces response times in an emergency.