The men and women of the Euclid Police Department work hard every day to ensure the safety and security of the city. That isn’t going to change as we are faced with the challenges of Covid-19. As we deal with this unprecedented challenge, we must make some temporary changes to our daily operations. Effective immediately, we are implementing the following steps for the safety and security of our community and department to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
PATROL OPERATIONS The department will maintain normal patrol operations and continue to respond to life-saving emergencies, serious crimes in progress, and other calls for service that involve the safety and security of Euclid. When possible, individuals may be asked to meet responding Officers outside of their residence or place of business in order to maintain a safe social distance. Please refrain from coming to the Euclid Police Department building unless absolutely necessary. We have implemented capabilities that allow for making reports or making requests over the phone and also electronically.
MAKE A POLICE REPORT Reports for minor incidents that require police follow-up may be taken over the phone by contacting police dispatch at 216-731-1234 and asking to speak with the Officer in Charge. An Officer will then call you. Minor incidents that don’t require an Officer to follow up on the information provided can be documented on a station house report here: http://euclidpd.org/station-house-report/ To document car accident with no injuries and drivers exchanged information may use a station house motor vehicle accident report here: http://euclidpd.org/station-house-motor-vehicle-accident-report/
POLICE RECORDS & REPORT REQUESTS We respect the right of citizens to request department records and digital footage. However, during this challenging time you can expect a delay in fulfilling most requests. Record’s requests can be submitted electronically using the following links: Euclid Police reports and motor vehicle accident reports can be retrieved on line at http://euclidpd.org/record-search/ Special requests where the information will be emailed to you can be made on line at http://euclidpd.org/public-records-request-form//
FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS All Non-essential functions have been suspended. These include: Community functions such as fingerprinting, ride-a-longs, and station tours. Community Policing activities such as the Citizen’s Police Academy, neighborhood safety & block-watch meetings, PAL open gym basketball, Project BlueP.R.I.N.T., Cop a Question, Coffee with a Cop, CPTED evaluations, active shooter training.
Any other event not considered an essential function may be suspended at the discretion of the Officer in Charge to limit pedestrian traffic in the station and limit staff from contact with potentially infected persons.
It is times like this that we define who we are as a community. I urge you to follow the guidance of our public health professionals and government officials. Monitor your health closely. Keep in touch electronically with your family, neighbors, and loved ones. Do not give in to feelings of fear and hysteria. Do not horde supplies. Buy what you need and be conscious that others need supplies, too. Practice patience when faced with new challenges resulting from this virus and its effect on society.
I promise you that the men and women of the EPD will continue to work hard each and every day to ensure the safety and security of the City of Euclid. We are your police department, your first responders, and we will continue to serve you to the best of our ability with professionalism, compassion, and the deepest sense of duty. God bless us all during this challenging time. We will continue to update the change in operations as conditions change. Accurate virus updates can be found at https://www.who.int/ https://www.cdc.gov/ https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home https://www.ccbh.net/
Chief Scott Meyer Euclid Police Department