bike-helmet

The Mentor Police department offers a variety of services for residents, including:

To promote bicycle safety, the Mentor Police Department, in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Safe Kids Coalition, and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, offers bicycle helmets at a significantly reduced cost. The helmets are name brands and are tested to exceed the stringent bicycle helmet standards set by the American Society of Testing and Materials, and the American National Standards Institute.

We carry helmets in sizes ranging from mini-toddler to adult large. The cost of a helmet is $9.00 each. To place an order, print out and complete the bicycle helmet order form.  Mail the completed order form, along with a check or money order made payable to the City of Mentor to:

Crime Prevention
c/o Mentor Police Department
8500 Civic Center Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Your check or money order must be made out to the “CITY OF MENTOR.” You will be notified by telephone when your order is ready for pick up. Normal delivery time is two weeks. Call Officer  Colleen Petro or Officer Jim Collier at (440) 974-5760 ext. 2117 or 2118 if you have questions.

Here is a link for an easy guide to FIT YOUR HELMET

The Mentor Police Department now offers the citizens of Mentor a no cost, online, bicycle registration program.  Each year, there are many bicycles lost or stolen resulting in a significant dollar loss to the owners of the bikes.  This registration program will help the police identify the rightful owner of a recovered bike. Once the registration form has been submitted, your bicycle information will be on file and if your bike is lost or stolen it can easily be returned to you when it is found.

You have two options for completing the process: you can download and then fill out the Bike Registration Input Form and then return it via email to policerecords@cityofmentor.com, complete the form and then return it to the Police Department, at 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, OH 44060. Your registration information will then be entered into our bicycle data base and your registration sticker will be mailed to you.

Please don’t hesitate to call the Police Department, Records Bureau at (440) 974-5762 if you have any questions.

The Mentor Police Department is committed to reducing and preventing crime in our city. However, we need your help in keeping our city safe and crime free. If you are planning a vacation, follow these simple steps to help keep your property safe from theft:

  1. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  2. Get an automatic timer for your lights.
  3. Ask a neighbor to watch your home, cut the grass or shovel the snow, and park in your driveway from time to time.
  4. Don’t forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. If it piles up, it’s a sure sign that you’re away from home.

As an added security measure, complete the Places To Be Checked Form, which can be printed out and mailed, or dropped off to:

Mentor Police Department-Records
8500 Civic Center Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Attn: Residential Checks

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To keep our children safe in motor vehicles, the Mentor Police Department provides free child safety seat inspections. The inspections, by appointment only, can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A certified technician will discuss and demonstrate proper harnessing and installation techniques, and make sure you know how to install the child safety seat in your vehicle.

Emphasis is also placed on booster seats for those children who are too big for a harnessed child safety seat, but too small to fit in a vehicle seat belt. Just call the Mentor Police Department at (440) 974-5760, extension 2117 or 2118 to make an appointment.  If you live in Lake County and cannot make the times listed, the technician may be able to assist you in finding another technician or checkpoint.

Click here to learn about Mentor’s Child Safety Seat Inspection Program. (video)

The following topics are discussed and written information is provided during the inspection:

  • Booster Seats
  • Forward Facing Child Safety Seats
  • Rear Facing Child Safety Seats
  • Proper Harnessing Techniques
  • Proper Installation Techniques

On October 7, 2009, Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Law changed. Booster seats are now required for children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are under 4″9″ tall. For complete details see the following resource:

Ohio Child Passenger Safety