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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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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.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department's 5th Annual Operation Safe Halloween is October 26th!

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department partners with area law enforcement agencies to present the 5th Annual Operation Safe Halloween, Friday, October 26th. More than thirty local, state and federal partners will be handing out candy from their decorated cruisers, rain or shine. Kids should come in costume and bring trick-or-treat bags.

Lakeside Road between Ontario and West Third will be closed to traffic from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. so kids can trick-or-treat, meet law enforcement, enjoy the K9 unit, hear bagpipes, and play games. Free parking is available across the street at the Huntington Garage (enter from West 3rd Street).

Click here to view all the great photos from our 4th Annual Operation Safe Halloween.

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