A Message from Chief Michael McGrath

I would like to offer my condolences to the victims and to the families of the victims of yesterday’s tragedy at Chardon High School.  On behalf of the men and women of the Cleveland Division of Police, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

It is important that we, as a community, stand together and remain aware of the goings on around us.  The Cleveland Division of Police partners with the Cleveland Board of Education to ensure that safety measures are in place to protect the children of the community, but this is only one step.  Parents, please stay focused on your children’s daily lives and make it a point to monitor activities connected with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Criminal activity and suspicious or abnormal behaviors should be reported to police and/or school authorities immediately.

Please know that our hearts go out to the Chardon community.  May you find comfort during this difficult time.

-Chief McGrath