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Reporting a Crime

If you are a victim or witness to a crime, you need to immediately report it to the police. If it is an emergency situation, retreat to a safe location and dial 9-1-1. In a non-emergency situation, you need to contact the police department where the offense took place using the department’s non-emergency telephone number. After calling the police, try to take a moment to either write down or commit to memory all the important details and descriptions of people and events involved. Sometimes even the smallest detail can be important.

The more you are able to commit to memory or write down will greatly assist the police department in the investigation of the crime and will help them apprehend the perpetrator. The Police Department is responsible to conduct an investigation of the crime, and to gather the necessary evidence to file criminal charges against the perpetrator.

As soon as the emergency situation is over and the information has been given to the police, victims of crime can call the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Assistance Program’s emergency number at 440–953–5823.

Contact Numbers

LAKE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
IN AN EMERGENCY – DIAL “9-1-1”
(The non-emergency telephone numbers are listed for each agency below)
EASTLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
35150 Lake Shore Blvd. • Eastlake, OH 44095 • 440-951-1400
FAIRPORT HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 Third Street • Fairport Harbor, OH 44077 • 440-352-3620
GRAND RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 216 • Grand River, OH 44045 • 440-352-1287
KIRTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
9301 Chillicothe Road • Kirtland, OH 44094 • 440-256-3333
KIRTLAND HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
8026 Chillicothe Road • Kirtland Hills, OH 44060 • 440-974-9090
LAKE COUNTY NARCOTICS AGENCY
P.O. Box 490 • Painesville, OH 44077 • 440-350-3333
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
104 E. Erie Street • Painesville, OH 44077 • 440-350-5531
LAKE METROPARKS POLICE DEPARTMENT
11211 Spear Road • Concord, OH 44077 • 440-639-7275
LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE
7700 Clocktower Drive • Kirtland, OH 44094 • 440-953-7248
MADISON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
2065 Hubbard Road • Madison, OH 44057 • 440-428-2115
MADISON VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
126 W. Main Street • Madison, OH 44057 • 440-428-3421
MENTOR CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
8500 Civic Center Blvd. • Mentor, OH 44060 • 440-974-5760
MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
5860 Andrews Rd. • Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH 44060 • 440-257-7234
OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
530 Center Street • Chardon, OH 44024 • 440-354-3233
PAINESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 601 • 28 Mentor Avenue • Painesville, OH 44077 • 440-392-5840
NORTH PERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT
4449 Lockwood Road • Perry, OH 44081 • 440-259-3020
PERRY VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
3758 Center Rd. • Perry, OH 44081 • 440-259-5292
TIMBERLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
11 East Lake Shore Blvd. • Timberlake, OH 44094 • 440-942-6460
WAITE HILL VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
7215 Eagle Road • Waite Hill, OH 44094 • 440-942-1660
WICKLIFFE POLICE DEPARTMENT
28730 Ridge Road • Wickliffe, OH 44092 • 440-943-1234
WILLOUGHBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
36700 Euclid Avenue • Willoughby, OH 44094 • 440-953-4212
WILLOUGHBY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
35405 Chardon Road • Willoughby Hills, OH 44094 • 440-942-9111
WILLOWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
30435 Lake Shore Blvd. • Willowick, OH 44095 • 440-585-1251