The Cleveland Division of Police is working diligently with partnering law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels to ensure the public’s safety in the coming days. The Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center and the Real Time Crime Center continue to monitor activity across Ohio and throughout the United States. The public is the eyes and ears of law enforcement. If you see something, say something. Please report suspicious and criminal activity, especially large or unusual gatherings of individuals to law enforcement immediately.
Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Rd.
City of Cleveland Reminder about New Year’s Eve Safety
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statewide 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. curfew remains applicable on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020. Members of law enforcement will be on a heightened awareness for violations of OVI/DUI and citizens are strongly advised not to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, citizens are reminded not to hold or participate in mass gatherings and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
As New Year’s Eve approaches, the City of Cleveland reminds the public that not only is celebratory gunfire illegal, it is also very dangerous. The consequences and risks of celebratory gunfire can be significant and serious.
In any area, but especially in a densely populated urban area like Cleveland, the consequences of celebrating New Year’s Eve or any other occasion with a gun can be devastating. The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away, causing injury or death.
The City of Cleveland would also like to warn the public on the dangers of celebratory fireworks. Fireworks are not only illegal to possess and discharge without a permit, but they can also be hazardous and ignite a fire that could quickly get out of control.
Safety forces will be on duty throughout the neighborhoods of the City of Cleveland on New Year’s Eve. Police, fire and emergency medical service personnel will be alert, patrolling and ready, but safety starts at home in your neighborhood.
CLEVELAND – Karrie D. Howard, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 25, 2020 until 8:00 a.m. on December 26, 2020. As a result, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs.
Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City.
Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and un-passable.
Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. The resultant bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles.
For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads.