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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department


Clifford Pinkney, Cuyahoga County Sheriff

As Sheriff of Cuyahoga County, I would like to welcome you to our website. This website will provide you with an overview of the various services and functions the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department performs, while also providing the resources and tools you are looking for.

The CCSD employs approximately1100 people, and the men and women of our various divisions – law enforcement, corrections, civil, and administrative – strive to uphold the great honor of serving the citizens of this county. Ohio law mandates that the CCSD provides for law enforcement, court security, service of papers, jail operations, extradition process, and the transportation of prisoners. The CCSD also maintains full police jurisdiction in all of the municipalities, villages, and townships within Cuyahoga County.

It is with tremendous pride that I serve as your Sheriff, and I sincerely hope that you view our department as your partner in maintaining the welfare of our community. As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Cuyahoga County, it is my duty and commitment to responsibly and diligently serve the citizens of this county.

Once again, I want to thank you for visiting our webpage.


Mission Statement

"Our mission as caretaker of the public's safety is dedicated to maintaining the trust and respect of those we serve by resolutely and aggressively enforcing the law and by committing ourselves to the efficient and effective delivery of safety services. As agents of the community, we strive to provide appropriate custodial care along with programs that support the physical, spiritual and constitutional needs of individuals committed to our custody. Further, every effort will be made to assist the inmates in our custody to understand and take responsibility for their involvement in the justice system."


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