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Impact Unit


The goal of the Impact Unit (IU) is to strengthen the partnership between the CCSD and local law enforcement by aiding in all facets of community oriented policing and ultimately impacting crime and the quality of life within Cuyahoga County.

Impact Units are comprised of experienced, trained deputies who are available to assist any local law enforcement entity within Cuyahoga County. The IUs are formed as a unit of the Sheriff’s Department criminal division and provide the following services (as well as others assigned) to local law enforcement:
  • Neighborhood canvass
  • Area surveillance
  • Robberies
  • Traffic Enforcement in areas determined to be high accident areas
  • Traffic enforcement in areas determined to be high DWUI areas
  • Checkpoints to look for witnesses or suspects
  • Other approved part one offense crimes