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Safety Town Registration 2018

Chagrin Falls Safety Town is a nationally recognized safety awareness program for children entering kindergarten. The Chagrin Falls Police Department and youth volunteers, with the cooperation of the Chagrin Falls Fire Department and the Chagrin Valley Jaycees, will teach the classes. Classes will be an hour and twenty minutes per day for 10 days. Classes will be held July 16- July 27, 2017 at the Gurney Primary School, 1155 Bell Road.

Please download and complete the Safety Town registration form, and return to:

Chagrin Falls Police Department Attn: Safety Town Registration
21 W. Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Remember to indicate your preferred class time on the registration, as class assignments will be made in the order by which registrations are received at the police department. Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.  For more information please contact  Jason Fischer at

Officer of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Sgt. Scott R. Safenovitz on being selected as the 2017 Officer of the Year.  Sgt. Safenovitz was recognized at the last Council Meeting of the year.

Chagrin Falls Police Department Issues Scam Alert

Please be advised that we have received a couple of reports that a sergeant from the Chagrin Falls Police Department has been calling people and requesting donations for our department. This is a scam!!! Our police department would never call people randomly to request funds.

If this has happened to you please comment below or let us know at (440) 247-5036.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 28th

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

In Chagrin Falls, there is a secure collection box for drug disposal available inside the door of the police station.

Safety Forces and Streets Department Host Meet The Trucks

Meet the Trucks was a huge success on Saturday, October 14th.

Over the three hour event, 500+ guests attended, hundreds of plastic fire helmets were distributed, along with police department trick-or-treat bags and balloons, and most importantly, 300 hot dogs!

The Chagrin Falls Fire Department, the Chagrin Falls Police Department and The Chagrin Falls Service Department thank you for coming out.  Enjoy the photos!

Radar Monitoring Of Speed On Local Streets Underway

As a part of our ongoing efforts to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety, we have acquired a concealable traffic monitor to supplement the pneumatic tube unit that had been in use. The new unit is invisible to drivers and therefore eliminates any concern that driver behavior is changed by the presence of the detector. Results from this street monitoring will set location and time priorities for enhanced speed enforcement.

The program will survey traffic on streets with heavy use first, and then assess side streets. Each location will be monitored for a full week. The results of  recent tests are posted below.

If you wish to request your street be monitored or to volunteer your property as a location to place the unit, please contact Chief Dacek at

Street Name Date Tested Total Volume Posted Speed Average Speed Percent Within Pace Number Out Of Pace
Maple Street
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6/6-6/10, 2017 31,113 25 28 mph 86% 401
S. Main Street 6/15-6/26, 2017 31,032 25 28 mph 85% 410
Bell Street (Carriage Hill area)
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6/26-7/2, 2017 19,114 25 27 mph 68% 3040
North Street
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7/2-7/12, 2017 9615 25 32 mph 74% **
E. Washington Street
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8/20-8/28, 2017 34,639 35 34 mph 94% 1134
Ridgewood Street
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8/28-9/6, 2017 18,155 25 29 mph 80% 963

** Seeking clarification on this number prior to posting.


Chagrin Falls Announces Your 911 Safety App for Smartphone Users And Mass Notification System


We are pleased to announce the launching of a new safety app for smart phone users called ‘Your 911’. This new service should offer shortened response times when reporting an emergency situation via cell phones and a new ability to contact local government with non-emergency situations or concerns.

Beginning July 24, 2017, residents of Chagrin Falls and customers of the Chagrin Falls Water Department can download this FREE App using the links below.

Once downloaded to your smart phone, please fill out the “Profile” section of the app. Your 911 provides a one-button emergency link to Chagrin Falls Dispatch or, if you are outside the Village of Chagrin Falls boundaries, to the dispatch center nearest you. Your 911 will immediately provide dispatchers with your location information if you are within the Village boundaries and update that location during an emergency.

Mass Notifications

911 Cellular is also the Villages new Mass Notification System, replacing CodeRED. Residents and water customers MUST register in order to receive these notifications. Data from our old system was not transferred to the new system. When registering through the ‘Your 911’ App or by clicking the link on the Village’s website, you will have the ability to select what group notifications you want to receive. We have both a Resident Group and a Water Department Group for water customers who do not live in the Village of Chagrin Falls.


If you download the Your 911 App, you will be able to report non-emergency issues to the Village.

When you press the icon the above screen will appear and you can select the department you want to report a non-emergency problem to:

· Utilities Department (water and sewer problems)
· Street Department (most Village maintenance matters)
· Building Department (building related issues including maintenance of structures)
· Administration (all other Village issues)

You can type a description of the situation and you will also have the ability to upload a photo or video. When you send the report, it will be forwarded to the department you selected and they will review and respond to it during regular business hours.

Panic Buttons Available

The Your 911 App also has the ability to work with a separate panic/emergency alert button. The separate panic button can be purchased for a one time low cost fee. If interested in purchasing, please contact Chagrin Falls Police department, Lisa Mariola at 247-1787. The button, when activated and in Bluetooth range (within approx. 60 feet of the smart phone), will send an alert notification to the dispatch center with your location. There is a red light that blinks when the button is pressed but the phone is too far away, and a green light that blinks when the button is pressed and the information was successfully sent, so users know right away.

William Tomko

The Village has discontinued service with CodeRed, so in order to receive these important notifications, please EITHER download either the iPhone app from iTunes or the Android app from Google Play OR register online for traditional phone notifications.

New Company Retained For Reverse 911

The Village of Chagrin Falls has retained a new company for Reverse 911.  The new service will provide all the functionality of our previous service as well as expanded functionality through a smart phone app.

As a consequence of the move to a new service, all residents who wish to receive notifications will need to sign up at the Your 911 portal.

You will be asked for your name, email, home address, and phone numbers.

Chagrin Establishes Online Sales Safe Exchange Space

With the increasing use of on line services such as Craig List to sell or buy goods, there is growing need for a safe space to complete the sale. The Village has now established a safe space to meet and exchange cash for merchandise.

The parking area next to the police station and Village Hall is monitored and video recorded 24/7. We have provided a picnic table to sit at which is also video recorded. Signage has been added to indicate the area is under video surveillance.

Residents are encouraged to use this location for meetings with strangers for the exchange of goods sold online.


Police Department Accepting Applications

The Chagrin Falls Police Department will be accepting applications to fill one full-time and one part-time patrol officer position. Applications may be picked up in person at the Chagrin Falls Police Department, 21 W. Washington Street (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or downloaded online here starting May 1st, 2017.

Completed applications must be returned in person by May 12th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Dates and times that applications can be turned in are in the application packet. Additional information regarding the position is available below.

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Police Department and Safe Routes Chagrin Team Up For Bike-a-palooza April 29th

**Event Cancelled Due  To Weather**
Saturday, April 29th 12 – 3 pm
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Parking Lot
Philomethian Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Bring your helmet and bike and to the CFIS parking lot on Philomethian Street for fun, games and prizes!

Get road ready for summer with:

  • Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus bike check and minor repair clinic
  • Helmet fitting – and free helmets to those in need
  • Bike registration – with police department so they can locate owners of stolen bikes

Prizes include light sets, bike locks, bells and more!

Food provided by the Chagrin Falls Police Department

Bike-A-Palooza is a bike rodeo for students K-6 grade. The Chagrin Falls Police Department runs the rodeo stations which incorporate different bike safety skills like navigating around pot-holes, signaling a turn, and exiting a drive into the street. The event include free bike inspections by Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus, helmet fitting and give-away, bike registration, free food and safety games. Safe Routes Chagrin supports the event with promotion, prizes and volunteers along with the CFIS Bike Club.