As Chief of Police for the City of Mentor, I welcome you to the Mentor Police Department web page. As you take some time to navigate through our section, you will find information on the operation of the Department, the many services we provide to the community as well as safety tips and recent crime statistics.
The men and women of the Mentor Police Department are dedicated professionals committed to providing quality service at all times. We always strive to be leaders in our community and leaders in our profession by following our core values of Professionalism, Fairness, Integrity and Caring. We welcome suggestions that will help improve our service to the community. You can help with this process by taking our community survey. Your response to the survey will remain anonymous.
For more detailed information on the Police Department click here for a copy of our most recent annual report.
I hope you find this information worthwhile. We always welcome suggestions. If you need further information or assistance please contact us at 440-974-5760.
Mentor Police Chief
Download a copy of our 2018 Annual Report for more detailed information on the Police Department.
Data obtained from our reporting system and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which collects information about crimes reported to the police. Currently under the FBI’s system, law enforcement authorities aggregate the number of incidents by offense type and report these totals to them monthly. The UCR program collects offense information on the eight Part I crimes of homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. It also provides limited information about offenses, victims and offenders, and includes reported arrests for 21 additional crime categories. Although participation in this program is voluntary, we provide the FBI with the City of Mentor’s statistics as required by the program. While we do not report motor vehicle accidents and traffic enforcement data to the FBI, we collect these figures for our departmental monthly reports as well as other agencies’ requests for this information. Today, several annual comprehensive statistical publications are produced from data provided by us and nearly 17,000 other law enforcement agencies across the United States.
Accident reports are now available online from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Programs under administration include:
Support services encompass many units of the department consisting primarily of civilian employees but providing integral support to the mission of the Police Department. Without any of these components in place, the Mentor Police Department would cease to function in the efficient manner for which it has come to known. Each of these units is made up of employees who strive to exhibit the utmost of professionalism in their jobs and come to work on a daily basis with a main goal of serving the public. [more]