Division of Police

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Cleveland Public Records Request Policy

Records Retention Schedule

Ohio Sunshine Laws

 

Public records requests can be made weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with walk-in service available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Written requests can be mailed to the Justice Center at  1300 Ontario St., 44113, Cleveland, OH Attn: Public Records.

What to Know

Common requests include policies and procedures, accident and crime reports, budget data, 911 calls, and crime statistics. In order to fill requests quickly and correctly, specific information is needed.

There may be a charge for making copies of records.

It is the policy of the Cleveland Division of Police to adhere to the Public Records Act of the State of Ohio. The Division maintains many records that may be of interest to the public (with few exceptions). This openness is meant to inspire faith in the Division and to ensure that resources are used wisely and in the public interest.