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City of Mayfield Heights Police Department Profile

Uniform Division Detective Bureau

The Uniform Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Mayfield Heights and the Ohio Revised Code. Their duties include protection of life and property as well as preserving the peace. Traffic law enforcement and accident investigation are additional duties performed on a daily basis. The Division also plays a major role in crime prevention and detection. Members of the Uniform Division are often called upon by the public for assistance when they have no one else to turn to.

Captain Dougas Suydam 
Ext. 223                          

Members of the D.B. are tasked with follow up investigation of serious misdemeanors and felony violation. Additionally they are involved in drug surveillance, white collar crime investigations and execution of search warrants. Their hours are flexible and are assigned by the Bureau Commander. They often act as victims advocates. This involves assisting victims with what to expect as a prosecution case moves forward through the legal system. When appropriate they refer victim to outside agency support groups as well as of the Ohio Attorney General's Victims of Crime reparation fund.

Detective Lieutenant Steven Brown 
Ext. 228
 
 
Traffic Bureau Records Section

Members of this unit are responsible for the safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the City. They are often involved in traffic surveys and make recommendations for safe movement. Accident investigation follow ups are handled by this unit as well as investigation of all serious, fatal and potentially fatal accidents. Additionally, the Motorcycle Unit operates under the commander of the Traffic Bureau.

Corporal Doug Woods
Ext. 222

Members of this unit maintain current and past department records. They coordinate case files for the Municipal and County court systems. This involves Journal entries for charges brought as well as disposition of criminal and traffic court cases. They also archive records as directed by the Records Retention guidelines of the Ohio Historical Society.

Anita Pisani
Ext. 252 
 
   
Dispatch/Communications Community Operations Bureau

Our center is manned 24 hours a day. These highly trained communications officers handle over 10,000 calls for service every year. They dispatch for both Police and Fire Departments and are Emergency Medical Dispatchers. This center is the first point of contact with the Police and Fire Departments. As such they play a critical role in acquiring and dispatching information to those in the field.

Lieutenant Christopher Sonnhalter
Ext. 220

Members of this unit, promote the Department's mission and values. They conduct community education seminars and develop programs and strategies to reduce crime in the city.  Members oversee the Neighborhood Watch program and resolve incidents that affect the safety and tranquility of the community. 

Lieutenant Scott Suydam
Ext. 288
 
   
Auxiliary police unit Jail Division

This unit acts in a support mission for the Uniform and Traffic units. They are available for traffic control assistance and emergency weather related situations. This unit consists of all volunteer members who wish to contribute to the safety of the community. Their commitment makes possible to double the manpower of the police department in emergency situations and their efforts are deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.

Captain Douglas Suydam
Ext. 223

We are a 12 day facility with eight cells, two detox cells and two holding cells. The jail has mandated standards regulated by the state of Ohio bureau of Adult Detention. We do not house juvenile offenders. The jail population is a mix of offenders waiting to post bond, warrant pick up from other jurisdictions and misdemeanor sentences from Lyndhurst Municipal court.

Jail Officer Trent Parker
Ext. 251
   
Juvenile Diversion Bicycle Patrol

Juvenile status offenders (non-violent offenders) are offered to participate in our diversion program in hopes of rehabilitation and service to the community. Violent juvenile offenders are transported to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center intake. Juvenile Diversion hearings are held in our station and are presided over by a magistrate. The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court sanctions and funds this program.

Sergeant James Steffey
Ext. 313

The bike unit is manned by the Uniform Division during the spring, summer and fall. We encourage interaction between members of this unit and the public. This unit also promotes bicycle safety and helmet use. Bicycle rodeos are occasionally scheduled with free safety checks for participants.

Lieutenant Scott Suydam
Ext. 288
 
 
K-9 Unit Suburban Police Anti-Crime Network "S.P.A.N."

The canine unit consists of two Belgian Malimois'. Each has its own handler and the dogs reside with them. Each canine is trained in the following areas:
Narcotics detection
Apprehension
Building and field searches
Crowd control
The canines are certified yearly in these disciplines by the State of Ohio. They are often involved with public relation work and demonstrations.

Corporal Joseph Mytrosevich - K9 - Jewel
Ext. 382
 
Corporal Anthony Mele -  K9 - Duke
Ext. 386
This unit is comprised of members from the following six Hillcrest Police Departments:
Gates Mills
Highland Heights
Lyndhurst
Mayfield Heights
Mayfield Village
Richmond Heights

These members are highly trained and skilled in their assignments which follow:
Special Weapons and Tactics
Bomb Squad
Hostage Negotiation
Accident Investigation
   
S.P.A.N. Drug Enforcement Unit School Resource Officers

This unit was established in 2012 with the cooperation of all SPAN communities to reduce the proliferation of illegal drugs in our communities.  To report suspected drug activity, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our anonymous tip-line at 216-317-1101.

The goal of an SRO is of creating and maintaining safe, secure, and orderly learning environments for students, teachers, and staff.  They are law-related counselors who provide guidance on law-related issues to students and act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school environment.  Beyond these identified roles and perhaps most importantly, SROs are positive role models for many students who are not exposed to such role models in today's society.  Their presence in the schools sends a strong message that violence is not acceptable.

Mayfield Middle School:
  SRO Alvin Schmitt
Lander Elementary School: 
  SRO Robert Bandelow 

 

 

 Child Safety Seat Inspection

 

Contact Gino Trapletti
Ext. 370