Safety Concerns & Crime Prevention

City Curfew

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 Daylight 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.

Park hours:

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

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.

More Resources

Domestic Violence Relations Court 

Phone: 216.698.8529 

Journey Center for Safety and Healing 

Phone: 216.229.2420 or 216.391.HELP (4357) for 24-hour help


Identity Theft

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

  • Employment/tax-related fraud

  • Phone or utilities fraud

  • Bank 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 ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT or call 1-877-322-8228.

  • Report the identity theft to the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

​Credit Bureaus


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

Power Outage

Call 911 immediately if you see a downed power line. Downed power lines can energize the ground and nearby objects. Stay atleast 30 feet away from any downed or low hanging power lines and any other object that could be energized. If you do not see a downed power line and your power is out, report the outage to First Energy 


Ready Notify is an emergency notification system used by Cuyahoga County and participating municipalities to issue notifications to the public. The contact information collected is secure and only used for which it is provided.

To received emergency notifications and general community notifications by phone, text or email register at Ready Notify


To report a scam, call the Cuyahoga County scam trackers at 216.443. SCAM (7226). Call the Cleveland Better Business Bureau at 216.241.7678. Call the Ohio Attorney General’s office at 1.800.282.0515.

Technology Safety
Computer Safety
  • 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 Soft For You

  • 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

Phone/Tablet Safety
  • Know your 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: What to do if your phone is stolen and prevention tips

Vacation Safety

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.
Vehicle Safety

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

Running Vehicles

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. 

Parking Bans

Overnight Parking

For safety purposes the City of Parma Heights prohibits parking on any city street from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day all year. Street signs are posted on all city streets. Permissons may be grants, 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 contact Mayor’s Court 440.884.9603.

City of Parma Heights

City of Parma Heights
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Numbers

City Hall:


Service Department:


Senior Center:


City of Parma Heights

City of Parma Heights
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone Numbers

City Hall:


Service Department:


Senior Center: