MARCH 23, 2020 – MESSAGE FROM CHIEF AMBER DACEK:
The Chagrin Falls Police Department continues to actively patrol the Village and Township and will be responsive for all calls-for-service.
In an attempt to keep our personnel healthy and to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19, we will be taking reports that are non-violent and not in-progress via telephone, arrangements will then be made for follow-up where necessary.
> The police department will continue to respond to calls regarding violent crimes, crimes in-progress, or any incident that poses a safety risk to the public.
>We will not be performing vehicle lock-outs, fingerprinting, or responding to animal nuisance calls where no danger to the public exists.
Recently, there has been an uptick in stolen vehicle reports. Please remember to lock your cars and remove all valuables. In addition, please remember to lock your homes.
If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to the police department as soon as possible.
Chagrin Falls Police Bike Patrol at their annual Bike Rodeo Event -Bike-a-palooza – last May.
The Chagrin Falls Police Department is a Public Safety Agency whose members are committed to providing the community with a sense of safety and well being.
This mission is based on an organizational philosophy established by our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and professionalism. The department employs 11 full-time and 8 part-time officers, a part-time records clerk, and an administrative assistant. 7 full-time dispatchers and 6 part-time dispatchers are also on staff at a separate regional dispatch center.
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 Adacek@chagrinfallsPD.com.
|Street Name||Date Tested||Total Volume||Average Speed||Percent Within Limit||Number Over Limit|
|Maple Street||6/6-6/10, 2017||31,113||28 mph||86%||401|
|S. Main Street||6/15-6/26, 2017||31,032||28 mph||85%||410|
|Bell Street (Carriage Hill area)||6/26-7/2, 2017||19,114||27 mph||68%||3040|
|North Street||7/2-7/12, 2017||9615||32 mph||74%||seeking clarification|
|E. Washington Street||8/20-8/28, 2017||34,639||34 mph||94%||1134|
|Ridgewood Street||8/28-9/6, 2017||18,155||29 mph||80%||963|
Frequently Asked Questions
Copies of police reports can be obtained Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m or online.
Please call ahead, 440-247-5036, to make sure that a copy of the report is available.
There is no cost for copies of police reports.
509.10 MINORS’ CURFEW
(a) No child, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or another adult approved by a parent or guardian, shall enter or remain on any street, sidewalk, or other public place, either on foot or any type of vehicle, during the following hours:
(1) A child under the age of sixteen between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.;
(2) A child the age of sixteen or seventeen, between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(b) A child who violates subsection (a) hereof shall be deemed unruly, neglected, dependent and/or a child without proper parental care and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Juvenile Court.
(c) It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution under subsection (a) hereof that the minor child was in attendance or traveling to or from a school, religious, or civic function; or traveling to or from employment, or otherwise engaged in the course of their employment; or responding to a medical or other emergency.
(d) No parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and/or control of a child with the consent of the child’s parent, guardian or court order shall negligently permit or allow the child to violate subsection (a) hereof.
(e) It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution under subsection (a) hereof that the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and/or control of a child with the consent of the child’s parent, guardian or court order, immediately reported to the police the child’s refusal or failure to comply with subsection (a) hereof.
(f) No person operating or in charge of any amusement, entertainment, or refreshment or any other place of business, shall allow any child to enter, remain in or at, that place in violation of subsection (a) hereof.
(g) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (f) hereof that the person operating or in charge of the place of amusement, entertainment or refreshment, or any other place of business where the child was present, immediately reported to the police the child’s presence there.
(h) Any person who violates subsection (d) or (f) hereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree upon conviction of a first offense, and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree upon a conviction of a second or subsequent offense. In addition to any other method of enforcement, this offense may be enforced by the issuance of a citation per Criminal Rule 4.1.
(Ord. 1996-81. Passed 1-13-97.)
543.08 SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES AND ROLLER SKATES.
(a) It is the purpose of this section to provide for and promote the health, safety and welfare of the general public, including those who wish to use skateboards, roller blades and roller skates on public streets and sidewalks, as well as those who drive motor vehicles, and pedestrians who use the sidewalks.
It is the specific intent of this section that none of its provisions are intended to impose any duty whatsoever upon the Village, or any of its officers or employees, for whom the implementation and enforcement of this section shall be discretionary and not mandatory.
The Village discourages the use of any skateboards, roler blades, or roller skates on the public streets or sidewalks of the Village for the reason that same poses a potential risk and harm to those performing such activities in the vicinity of motor vehicles, as well as to pedestrians who are walking on the sidewalks. However, the Village defers to the good judgment of parents and guardians in controlling the proper use of such items by their children or charges in such a manner as to protect their own safety as well as the safety of others. Nothing contained in this section is intended nor shall be construed to create or form the basis of any liability on the part of the Village, or its officers, employees or agents, for any injury or damage resulting from any action or inaction on the part of the Village related in any manner to the adoption and/or enforcement of this section of the Code.
(b) “Skateboard” means any platform device designed and intended to move or propel one or more riders over a hard surface by means of roller wheels utilizing gravity or human impetus. “Roller skates” and “roller blades” means any device fitted upon the human foot designed and intended to propel persons over hard surfaces by means of roller wheels utilizing gravity or human impetus.
(c) No person shall ride a skateboard or wear roller blades or roller skate devices upon public property within any retail or central business district of the Village, nor shall any person ride a skateboard or wear roller blades or roller skate devices upon any arterial public street or adjacent sidewalk anywhere within the Village corporate limits, which includes the following streets: Bell, East Washington, West Washington, Solon, Maple, South Franklin, Miles, East Orange, West Orange, South Main, North Main, North, Walters, Ridgewood, Cleveland, Mill, Church, East Summit, and West Summit.
(d) Every person riding a skateboard or wearing roller blades or roller skate devices shall do so on private property only with the permission of the person(s) in control thereof.
(e) Outside the retail and central business district, every person riding a skateboard or wearing roller blades or roller skate devices, shall operate on sidewalks, or public streets where no sidewalks exist, in single file as near to the right side of the sidewalk or roadway as is practical and shall exercise due care when passing or meeting other persons or property upon such sidewalk or public street area.
(f) Every person riding a skateboard or wearing roller blades or roller skate devices shall yield the right of way to all pedestrians at all times and shall pass them, without causing injury or reasonable fear for their safety, even if dismounting or the cessation of locomotion shall be necessary.
(g) Every person riding a skateboard shall dismount a skateboard at a street intersection and shall walk as a pedestrian across such intersection.
(h) No person shall ride a skateboard or wear roller blades or roller skate devices on public streets or sidewalks after sunset and before sunrise without wearing a reflective vest.
(i) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 1995-78. Passed 10-9-95.)
Chagrin Falls has a Tornado Alert System.
The tornado alert is a siren that has a constant “blare” for 60 seconds.
When the dispatch center receives a tornado warning within a 50 mile radius of Chagrin Falls they will activate the siren.
The tornado alert system is tested every Saturday from April 15th- October 15th at 2:00 p.m.
The tornado alert should not be confused with the fire siren that is set off between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. when the fire department is responding to a fire.
The fire siren lasts for approximately 30 seconds and it cycles up and down.