Muni Lot Tailgating & Traffic Rules Reminder 🏈🏈🏈🐶🐶🐶

Information for those planning to tailgate at the Muni Lot this Sunday, September 19, 2021 for the Cleveland Browns home game:

If you plan to travel to the Muni Lot for tailgating, plan to arrive early. Traffic overflow will be directed to the industrial area beginning at East 38th Street and King Avenue. Motorists will be instructed by members of the Bureau of Traffic to line up on King Avenue eastbound to east 40th Street, then south on East 40th Street and west on Lakeside Avenue. Motorists awaiting entry to the lot shall not congregate on East 9th Street, the Shoreway, the South Marginal, East 55th Street nor St. Clair Avenue as these streets are major thoroughfares and must be left unrestricted. Motorists awaiting entry to the muni lot are reminded to be respectful of driveways and private property, to avoid disrupting traffic patterns and to park legally.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations
The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2021Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces prohibited
  5. You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy
  6. No in & out privileges
  7. All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
  8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
  9. Crossing the shoreway is prohibited
  10. No private latrines.
  11. Lanes must remain clear of activity at all times

Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises.

Below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the lot:

Lot Operation and Fees
During regular and pre-season weekend homes games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 am. For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5:00 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.

Alcohol and Safety
Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure that you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.

There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.

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 Road.

Wishing Commander Gary Gingell a very happy retirement after 42 years in law enforcement!

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce that Cleveland Police Commander Gary Gingell is retiring after serving with the Cleveland Division of Police for over forty-one years. Commander Gary Gingell most recently served as the Commander of the Bureau of Special Services, overseeing the Narcotics unit, the SWAT Unit, the Gang Impact Unit, and the Fugitive Unit. Commander Gingell also supervised Cleveland Police investigators assigned to The Cartel Gang Narcotics & Laundering Task Force (CGNL) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Stand Together Against Neighborhood Crime Everyday (STANCE).

Commander Gary Gingell was appointed to the Cleveland Division of Police in January of 1980. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1983, Lieutenant in 1993 and Captain in 1997. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Bureau of Special Services where he served until retiring in 2012. He was rehired and reappointed to the rank of Commander by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in 2012. Commander Gingell was also a key member of the United States Attorney’s heroin and Opioid Task Force, working passionately to combat drug activity and to find ways for law enforcement to assist those suffering from addiction.

Commander Gary Gingell officially retires from the Cleveland Division of Police on September 10, 2021.

“Commander Gary Gingell has been an admirable leader throughout his career with the Cleveland Division of Police,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Over the years, I have seen the effort he has put forth to combat crime and to help the citizens of the City of Cleveland. Commander Gingell has laid the groundwork and set a solid example for those who follow him.”

“I have great respect for Commander Gary Gingell, having worked with him to fight crime as a prosecutor,” said Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard. “Commander Gingell has been an asset to the Department of Public Safety and I wish him a long and happy retirement.”

“I have worked alongside Gary for many, many years and have long considered him to be one of the most effective leaders I have known,” said Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams. “He has served the City and the men and women of the Division of Police with honor for almost forty-two years, which is incredible. Commander Gary Gingell, I wish you well and I hope you have a wonderful retirement.”

Police need your help to identify suspects wanted in homicide investigation. Call Crimestoppers with info: 216-25-CRIME

Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Suspects in Homicide Investigation


Victim: Kevin Smith, age 62 Blunt force trauma to head

Suspects: unidentified male and female

On August 22, 2021, officers responded to a call for a male assaulted inside of Lucky’s Beverage at 1082 E. 105th Street at approximately 1120pm. The victim was transported to UH by EMS for treatment where he remained confined until he died of his injuries on September 2, 2021.

Further investigation reveals that the victim was arguing with a female inside of the store and the female began to throw bottles at the victim. A male entered the store and sucker punched the victim who then fell to the floor unconscious. The male and female fled the store. The victim was a disabled military veteran and detectives are working with the VA to try to find next of kin.

Anyone with information relative to the identity of these individuals is asked to contact Homicide investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME and a cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.

Crossing Guards Needed

Crossing Guards Needed! Apply Today! Medical benefits available!

Crossing Guards Needed

The Cleveland Division of Police is accepting applications for school crossing guards by contacting Cleveland Police directly.

Duties include helping children safely cross streets to get to their public, parochial and charter schools for about one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. Compensation is $20.50 per day and employees are eligible for health care through the City of Cleveland.

Interested applicants may directly contact the Division of Police at 216-623-5080.

Some employment requirements include:
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be able to work the required hours on school days
• Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds (the weight of a small child)
• Must pass a background check
• Must pass a drug screening

Once an applicant is hired, there is a required orientation and training session that must be completed. Crossing Guards are also required to attend an annual paid inservice.

Amber Alert Update

Amber Alert Update:

On August 17, 2021, a female reported to the Cleveland Police Second District lobby stating that her child was taken. The mother reported that she was involved in an argument with and was assaulted by a known female who then drove off with her (victim’s) vehicle and her 6 week old son in the vehicle. Investigators worked throughout the night and the child was found in Youngstown, Ohio. There are no arrests in this case as of yet. Detectives continue to investigate due to conflicting information and will consult with the prosecutor’s office regarding charges in the near future. The baby, pictured here with Patrol Officer Hassan Ali, is in good health and is currently in the custody of Children and Family Services. This matter remains under investigation.