The Maple Heights Police Department is currently staffed with 30 full time sworn Police Officers. The City also has an Auxiliary Police force to handle situations such as traffic control, special events, and community-oriented activities. The Department supports a dispatch center which services both the Police and Fire Departments. The dispatch center is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available to include the enhanced 9-1-1 system, TDD machine and high band radio frequency.


The Police Department, in partnership with other area communities, supports several specialized units. These units include a fully equipped SWAT Team, a Bomb Unit, a Hostage Negotiations Unit, a Narcotics Unit and an Emergency Command Post Team. The Department also sponsors a DARE Program for all 6th Grade classes at the local schools.


The award winning Department has received five Governor’s Awards, a Silver Star Award from the Ohio Victims of Crimes Program, an award from the Services for Independent Living for Outstanding Handicapped Safety Town Education and the United States Department of Transportation Award, presented by the President of the United States, for efforts in the Prevention of Impaired Driving. The Maple Heights Police Department SEALE Narcotics Unit received the “Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement Award” from the State of Ohio Attorney General in 2006.


To report suspected drug activity contact the SEALE Drug Task Force Narcotics Tip Line at (440) 735-6595.


A cash reward is offered to anonymous persons who telephone the Crime Stoppers hot line with information which led to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for felony offenses. The local hot line number is: (216) 252-7463...




Maple Heights Police Department

5373 Lee Road

Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

Chief John Popielarczyk

E Mail:


Non Emergency:

   (216) 662-1234

   (216) 587-9644


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DEC, 2017  - - VEHICLE BREAK-INS:  There have been a large number of vehicle break ins over the last few days. These break-ins are city wide and not confined to any one district.  Please contact the MHPD if you see any suspicious activity. The Patrol Division is doing what they can to address the issue