Safety Concerns & Crime Prevention
Curfew is strictly enforced in the City of Parma Heights. Juveniles or Parents/Guardians may be cited if the juvenile(s) are found to be in violation of the ordinance.
Curfew times for specific ages are listed below:
Through age 11: 8 p.m. EST until 6 a.m.
During Daylihgt Savings (Spring to Fall) children 11 and younger curfew is 9 p.m. vs 8 p.m. when daylight savings time is over
Ages 12 through 14: 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Ages 15 through 17: 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Greenbrier Commons: Closes at 10 p.m., sign posted
Kurtz Park: Closes at dark, sign posted
Nathan Hale Park: Closes at dark, sign posted
Radlick Park: Closes at dark, sign posted
Reservoir Park: Closes at dark, sign posted
Stroud Park: Closes at 10 p.m. Apr. through Sept.; Closes at 9 p.m. Oct. thru Mar., no sign posted
Big Creek Reservation/Snow Road Pavilion: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., sign posted
Crime Victim Services
There are many programs and services offered to those who are victims of a crime. Learn more about these services through the Ohio Attorney General’s Crime Victim Services website. Crime Victim Services
Cuyahoga County Missing Persons
Cuyahoga County is dedicated to searching and reuniting all missing persons and children. Through their website you can search all missing persons and provide tips. Cuyahoga County Missing Persons
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office serves the citizens of Cuyahoga County in criminal and civil cases. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
Domestic Violence/Abuse can happen to anyone and it can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, threats or intimidation, or financial abuse. Domestic violence can happen with your spouse, a family member, a household member, your live-in partner, or a person you share a child in common with. Domestic violence is a crime. If domestic violence happens to you, call the police.
Warnings Signs of Domestic Violence
Below are some early warning signs you may be in an abusive relationship, according to The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE.
- Tells you that you can never do anything right
- Shows extreme jealousy of your friends and time spent away
- Insults, demeans or shames you with put-downs
- Controls every penny spent in the household
- Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
- Controls who you see, where you go, or what you do
- Prevents you from making your own decisions
- Tells you that you are a bad parent or threatens to harm or take away your children
- Destroys your property or threatens to hurt or kill your pets
- Intimidates you with guns, knives or other weapons
What to do if Domestic Violence Happens
If domestic violence happens to you, the first thing you should do is call the police immediately. The police will gain an understanding of what occurred. If a crime has occurred, the police will make an arrest. The police will offer the victim resources to get help and even offer a temporary protection order to the victim. The police will be able to answer and explain the process, should they make an arrest. If no crime occurred, the police will help you on a possible solution.
Domestic Violence Relations Court
Domestic Violence Hotline/Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America and it affects millions of people. Identity theft is someone using your personal information without your knowledge or permission for financial benefit. Data breaches help contribute to identity theft and thieves will wait 1-10 years on average to use stolen data.
Most Common Types of Identity Theft
Credit card fraud
Phone or utilities fraud
Loan or lease fraud
Government benefits or documents fraud
What to do?
If you ever become a victim of identity theft, restoring your identity can be a difficult and long process.
If someone opens a fraudulent account in your name, call that company immediately, speak with their fraud department and explain that someone stole your identity and close the account. If someone accesses your bank account, call the bank and speak with the fraud department.
Change your passwords, logins, PINs, and cancel any cards as necessary for your accounts immediately.
Place a fraud alert on one of the credit bureaus. That company is required to tell the other two companies. The credit bureau contact information is listed below.
Monitor your credit reports. You can receive a free report from each credit bureau every year. It is best to divide this up throughout the year (1 every 4 months). To obtain a copy of your free credit report go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com/ or call 1-877-322-8228.
Report the identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at https://www.identitytheft.gov/
NetSmartz Workshop is a program of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children designed to provide children, parents, law enforcement and other parties with resources to combat missing children. Netsmartz – Child Safety
Ohio Attorney General
The Ohio Attorney General is the head of all law enforcement in the state of Ohio. Learn more about the services that are provided through the Attorney General’s website. Ohio Attorney General
Ohio Attorney General Sex Offender Registry
View all registered sex offenders in the State of Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Sex Offender Registry
Cuyahoga County Sex Offender Registry
View all registered sex offenders in the State of Ohio. Cuyahoga County Sex Offender Registry
For safety purposes the City of Parma Heights prohibits parking on any city street from 3-6 a.m. every day all year. Street signs are posted on all city streets. Permission may be granted, under certain circumstances, to residents who need to park on the street overnight by calling the Parma Regional Dispatch Center at 440.884.1234 or the Safety Director’s Office at 440.884.9604, by clicking this link to submit your parking permission request (LINK).
Extended parking may be granted by the police department for two days in a row. This extended parking may be used up to three times per month. For any other parking issues that will be longer than two days, must be approved by the safety department. The safety department can be reached at 440.884.9600 x 5680 or at [email protected]
Other Parking Restrictions
Certain streets surrounding schools may have daytime parking bans. These streets have signs posted.
There is strict no parking ban on all city streets when snow exceeds two inches.
Selected streets within Parma Heights may have parking limited to two hours only. Some streets may have no parking on certain streets throughout the year. Signs are posted on the streets with these restrictions.
There is many safety concerns when the power goes out and what you should do and who should you
Are you aware and prepared for when emergencies happen? Sign up for Cuyahoga County’s emergency notifications system for weather and other emergencies as well as to receive important community notifications. via phone call, email or text message. Ready Notify
Here are some safety tips for families whose children use the internet. These tips are for both parents and children and are designed to protect our children from online predators. If someone online tries to lure a child to a face-to-face meeting notify the police.
Monitor your child on the computer or make sure you can view the screen
Control the websites your child goes to using parent control software internet filtering solutions. This website can be used by parents, schools, business, and libraries http://www.softforyou.com/index.html
Never use ages, birthdays, graduation years, or other personal information in screen names or passwords
Change your passwords to websites you use often
Do not use the same password for everything
Stay up to date on the latest trends on the internets that your child may or may no be doing
Know you child’s passwords for their phone or tablet
Know the password to their social media accounts
Frequently monitor your child’s social media accounts
Know what apps your child is downloading
Do not post your location on you social media pages. You are just letting people know you are not home
Turn off location settings on your phone for any apps
Place a filter or block certain features on websites or apps
Write down your serial number and phone tracking app information in case your phone is ever stolen
there are security apps that you can download to your phone or device to assist you in monitoring your child’s activity
For more information on what steps to take to protect your phone and what to do if your phone is lost or stolen reference this link: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/what-to-do-if-your-phone-stolen/
Residents who will be away from their homes are encouraged to notify the police department. This would include whether you will be out of town on vacation or your residence will be unoccupied for an extended period of time for other events such as funerals or weddings. Those going on vacation should complete a Vacation Check Form and return it to the police department. This form provides contact information for persons who will be able to respond in the event of an emergency and information regarding alarm systems while you are out of town.
Tips for when you leave on vacation:
- Make your home appear as if no one has left
- Your blinds, shades, and lights should kept on in their normal position as if you are home
- Set up timers for lights or a radio to come on while you are away
- Stop your mail at the post office or have a neighbor collect it for you
- This prevents the mail from piling up which would show that no one has been at the house
- Activate your alarm before leaving
- Lock all of doors and all of your windows
- Have a neighbor or a friend mow your lawn or shovel your snow
- Have a neighbor park in your driveway
- Be sure to note that a neighbor will be parking in your driveway on your vacation check form
- Have a relative or a family friend house sit for you
- Do NOT post on social media that you will be out of town
- This will allow anyone to know that no one will be at your home and would negate many, if not all, of these preventive measures
Tips for keeping your property safe:
- Turn on outside lighting to illuminate your driveway/property
- Lights, including motion sensitive lights, are a great deterrent of criminal activity
- Lock you front door(s), side door(s), and close your garage door while working in your backyard
- While you are preoccupied working in your backyard, a thief can easily enter your home undetected through your front door or main door of your attached garage. Thieves can also remove bikes, tools, and gas powered equipment from an open garage.
- Do not allow uninvited sales/repair people into your home
- A common scam is for person claiming to be a sales/repair guy doing work in the area. Once they get into your home they will distract you in some way, while another person who is with them enters your home/garage undetected. That person steals items and the theft may not be discovered for days.
- Do not leave your window unlocked or open when leaving the house
- Leaving windows open for fresh air while you are gone allows for easy access to your home – primarily any windows on the rear of the house.
Lock your cars
The majority of all thefts from auto cases is the result of not locking your car doors. Thieves look for easy opportunities. If you can, park your vehicle in your garage and make sure your garage is locked.
Remove all valuables from inside your vehicle
Do not leave keys, purses, wallets, laptops, smart phones, tablets, GPS units, etc. in your vehicle or in sight. Take all valuables inside with you or lock them in your trunk
Do not leave your vehicle unlocked, running, and unattended while you are starting it up in the early morning hours before you leave for work, while you make a quick stop at a gas station or convenience store. This makes it very easy for thieves to steal your vehicle in a matter of seconds.
Crash and Steals
Be cautious when you get into a motor vehicle crash. Some thieves purposely crash into your vehicle and wait for you to get out of the car to exchange information and assess the damage and someone else steals your car. Call the police immediately and wait in your vehicle.
City of Parma Heights
City of Parma Heights
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.