Police Department


To provide the public with effective and professional law enforcement while treating all people with dignity and respect.


The Wickliffe Police Department is staffed by:

  • 30 full-time sworn police officers
  • 8 full-time dispatchers
  • 2 administrative assistants 
  • Additionally, we have a staff of part-time employees that include special police officers, dispatchers and auxiliary officers. 

All members of the police department strive to provide the City of Wickliffe with the best and most professional law enforcement service anywhere. We are constantly attempting to improve upon that level of service through a renewed sense of commitment and dedication. Our police department relies on a partnership with members of the community to provide a high level of service, so please report any suspected criminal activity by calling 440-943-1234 or 911.

The Wickliffe police communication center is staffed 24 hours a day, to handle calls for service for police, fire and emergency medical services. Dispatch personnel play a vital role in both police and fire operations by gathering and disseminating vital information to units in the field. Dispatch staff also serves to fulfill public records requests.

A renovation of the communication center was complete in January of 2012. Some of the improvements included in the renovation are; new digital radios, which are not only compatible with the new Lake County radio system, but across the state, via the Ohio MARCS System. Upgraded closed circuit TV monitoring equipment was installed to enhance safety inside the jail facility, city hall grounds, and Jindra Park. Upgrades were done to the computer system, to make the 911 equipment more reliable and efficient. New consoles were installed that are not only more ergonomically designed but more adaptable for future needs. In addition, all of the mission critical equipment is connected to battery back up equipment and an electrical generator, ensuring that the police department can remain functional in the event of power failure.