Willowick, OH Police

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The City of Willowick, Ohio has a population of 14,171. The mayor as of 2018 is Richard J. Regovich. His phone number is 440-585-3700 and his email address is rregovich@cityofwillowick.com. The city can be found in Lake County.

Richard J. Regovich
30435 Lake Shore Blvd.
Willowick OH 44095
Phone: 440-585-3700
Fax: 440-585-3220
Email: rregovich@cityofwillowick.com

The crime index of Willowick, as reported by a 2011 statistic, was 75.2. There has been 7 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 2,013 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.

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Facts about crime in Willowick, Ohio:

  • The overall crime rate in Willowick is 2% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.93 daily crimes that occur in Willowick.
  • Willowick is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Willowick you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Willowick has not changed.

The men and women of the Willowick Police Department are committed to enhancing the quality of life within the city, through a high level of professional service, we shall protect life and property, ensure a safe and secure environment, and work together with the public to serve the needs and protect the rights of all. This organization shall base its operations and judge its performance by the following values: Integrity, Commitment, Teamwork, and Fairness.
Willoughby-on-the-Lake became the Village of Willowick in 1923 with a population of approximately 300 people. John J. Polly is considered the first Chief Constable / Chief of Police and worked for the village in this capacity from around 1920 until 1941. Official police protection was begun in 1924. Polly’s successor was Robert T. Collins, who was hired in 1936. Collins was Chief of Police from 1941 until his retirement in 1973. He was Police Chief when Willowick became a City in 1956 and throughout Willowick’s greatest period of growth from 1946 to 1959. The police department also began to expand in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s to meet the new demands of expansion. Chief Collins is considered, by many, to be the “Father” of today’s police department.

In 1934, the first police station was in a 3 story house at the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd. and Vine St. and part of the Village Hall. In 1948, a building was constructed at 31230 Vine St. which housed the City Hall, Police and Fire Depts. The modernization of the Police Department occurred when it moved to its current location at the Municipal Safety Center at 30435 Lakeshore Blvd. in December of 1976.

Bicycle Patrol

Understanding the need for a specialized unit to patrol our city parks, and under the direction of Chief Lazor, the Willowick Police Department started a Bicycle Unit in 2001. Two specially equipped Police Mountain Bikes were purchased and officers had to attend a week long training session before being certified. Today, our department has three bikes and five officers assigned to this unit. Sgt. Bruce D. LaForge, Ptl. Steven Fellinger, Ptl. Robert Daubenmire, Ptl. Bryan Kravos, and Ptl. Greg Williams.

SWAT

In 1987, under the direction of then Lt. John Germ (former Willowick Police Chief and former Lake County Narcotics Director), Willowick became one of the first police departments to create an Emergency Response Team (ERT) comprised of 5 Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) officers and 2 hostage negotiators. This has now expanded to become the Western Lake County ERT with 6 other cities participating. Eastlake, Wickliffe, Willowick, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Kirtland, and Waite Hill. Each department providing officers to work as a multi-agency response team for crisis situations. Today the team has over 20 officers, they conduct specialized training every month, and officers are on call 24/7. Sgt. Bruce D. LaForge, Ptl. Steven Fellinger, Ptl. John Beckwith, Ptl. Robert Daubenmire, Ptl. Chris Olup.

Community Policing

To strengthen relationships and trust within our community, the Willowick Police Department offers several Public/Community relations activities. D.A.R.E., A.L.I.C.E., Internships, Ride-a-longs, Officer Phil Program, Buckle-Down Program, Caught you Being Good, Coffee with a Cop, Trunk or Treat, Christmas with Blue, Safety Town, Hero’s Day. Contact Sgt. LaForge or Ptl. Slapnicker if you have any ideas or programs you would like to see your department adopt.

Willowick Police Department Address:

Brian Turner, Chief of Police
30435 Lake Shore Blvd.
Willowick, OH 44095
Phone: 440-585-1234
Email: bturner@cityofwillowick.com

Visiting:

  • Proper identification is required (Drivers License or State I.D.) They do not accept
  • Passports as proper identification.
  • No visitors under the age of eighteen (18) years of age is permitted. (Note: Visitors who bring children must have another adult supervise the children during their visit. (Children are not permitted to be left unsupervised in the lobby for any reason. All children must accompanied by an adult; person over the age 18)
  • Inmates are permitted two (2) visits per week. Each visit is limited to fifteen (15) minutes.
  • The inmate may choose to combine their two (2) fifteen (15) minute periods into one half (1/2) hour visit.
  • No visitors will be permitted into the facility later then fifteen (15) minutes prior to the end of visiting.
  • Visitors who travel one hundred (100) miles or more (one way) will normally be permitted an additional fifteen (15) minutes each.
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Willowick, Ohio Jail:

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Contact Information
Country: USA
Address 1: 30435 Lake Shore Blvd
City: Willowick
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 44095-4624
County: Lake County
Phone #: 440-585-1234
Fax #: 440-585-3770
Additional Information
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 14600
Number of Officers: 25

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