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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department


Tell Us What You ThinkClifford 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."


Animal Abuse Registry

The Cuyahoga County Animal Abuse Registry is established pursuant to Chapter 1401 of the Cuyahoga County Code as a public service tool for organizations and individuals offering pets for adoption. Individuals listed on this registry have been convicted of felony animal abuse, and are prohibited from adopting, purchasing, harboring, or acting as a custodian or caretaker of a companion animal within Cuyahoga County. Violators will be subject to a $500.00 civil fine for each violation.




New Open Data Initiative Supports Ongoing Transparency


Here at Cuyahoga County we are always looking at how we can improve the impact of our programs, while at the same time being mindful of the fact that we are stewards of your tax dollars.

Effectively gathering and then using program data is a principal piece of these efforts. After all, if we don’t track it how can we improve upon it?

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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office receives $78,000 in traffic grants

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that it has received more than $78,000 in grants to increase traffic patrols. The $78,715 was provided by the state's High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Program, according to a news release.

The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program's High Visibility Enforcement initiative will receive about $34,000 of the grant, the sheriff's office said. The initiative essentially allows deputies to target a "specific traffic safety issue" if and when one is identified.

The Impaired Driving Enforcement Program will also receive about $45,000 of the grants, the sheriff's office said. The grant means that more deputies will be on the roads to lower "the number of traffic-related fatal crashes and to decrease the number of alcohol-related fatal and serious injury crashes," the news release says.

The money became available at the beginning of the federal fiscal year, Oct. 1, and runs through September, Cuyahoga County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said.

Ohio receives the money for these grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation, the release states.


Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department's 3rd Annual Operation Safe Halloween

More than 500 area kids and their families joined us for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff' 3rd Annual Operation Safe Halloween. Great costumes and great support from our community.
Special thanks to Walgreen's for the donations.

Click here to view all the great photos.


Strategies Against Violent Encounters (S.A.V.E.) Initiative