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Mission Statement

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department 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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Cuyahoga County Sheriff 
1215 West Third Street 
Cleveland, OH 44113 


Sheriff Christopher Paul Viland

Christopher Paul Viland was confirmed as Sheriff of Cuyahoga County on March 9, 2021.

Sheriff Viland has more than three decades of experience in law enforcement and criminal justice. Sheriff Viland most recently served as police inspector general for the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Safety, Division of Police. From 1987 to 2019, Viland served the City of Solon in various law enforcement roles, including patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, detective lieutenant, and as chief of police from 2011 to 2019.

Sheriff Viland earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in 2004. He has been a general practice attorney at his own law firm since 2009.

The Sheriff of Cuyahoga County is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by County Council.

What We Do

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department is responsible for:

  • Local police assistance
  • Court security
  • Jail operations
  • Detective bureau
  • Narcotics task force
  • Sex offender unit
  • SWAT teams
  • Marine patrol
  • Service of warrants and subpoenas
  • Foreclosure sales

Contact Information

In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

 General Information  (216) 443-6000
 Court Security  (216) 443-6210
 Crime Stoppers  (216) 443-7234
 Detective Bureau  (216) 443-6130
 Home Detention  (216) 698-2120
 Impact Unit  (216) 443-2050
 Justice Center Security  (216) 443-6211
 Narcotics  (216) 443-6059
 Sexual Offender Unit  (216) 443-5577
 Records/Warrant Division  (216) 443-6100