Department of Public Safety

Winter Weather Brings Safety Considerations

At the Winter Weather Press Conference, the Department of Public Safety provided information for drivers regarding parking bans and driving considerations. If snow accumulation exceeds two inches or more, a Snow Emergency Parking Ban may be enacted. When a snow ban goes into effect, stopping, standing, and parking vehicles is restricted and prohibited on streets with posted red and white signs. Drivers are cautioned to never "block the box" by ensuring they can move all the way through an intersection before the traffic signal changes to avoid gridlock. Traffic control officers may be outside on the street directing traffic during foul weather.

About The Department of Public Safety

The Cleveland Department of Public Safety strives to meet its objectives by providing efficient and effective service, establishing public trust through the development of strong partnerships within the community, and by focusing on public safety and improving the quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods.

In addition to Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Department includes Animal Control Services; Corrections; the Offices of Professional Standards (OPS), Emergency Management (OEM), and Information Technology specific to Public Safety (OIT); Grant Management; the Medical Unit and Civilian Police Review Board; and additional Public Safety Administration functions to support the Department. The Public Safety Administration oversees all activities of the Department, develops policies and plans, coordinates personnel administration, assures fiscal responsibility, and acts as a liaison between the various divisions of Public Safety and City Council.

Cleveland Neighborhood Crime Statistics

This link gives community members access to neighborhood crime data from the Cleveland Police Record Management System database, in near-real time. Users can make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their families, friends, property and community. There is no charge for this service.

The Cleveland Division of Police strives to empower those who live and work in the community by putting crime data in the hands of those who care about it most- the public.