The Kirtland Police communications center is staged 24 hours a day to handle calls for service for police, fire and emergency medical services. Dispatch personnel play a vital role in both police and fire operations by gathering and disseminating vital information to units in the field.

These employees use radio communications and our new state of the art computer aided (PSAP) dispatch system, to relay all information needed for the responders to properly prepare for and respond to all calls. In addition to these priority operations, dispatchers also handle a number of administrative functions and duties that support the overall service mission of the police department.

Public Records

All records of the Kirtland Police Department are public, unless they are specifically exempt forth disclosures under the Ohio Revised Code and are available for inspection and copying in accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act.

Reports can be requested or viewed at the police department during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. If you call ahead and complete the records request form ahead of time, the report will be waiting for you to pick up at your convenience when completed.

Witness Statements & Loss of Property

A written statement is required for any individual who wishes to file a report regardless of its severity. Statement forms are crucial documents that our officers are dependent upon for information. Please download and complete the form prior to filing your report.

House Check/Special Attention

House Checks Intro and Info Video

As a service to the citizens of the City of Kirtland, the police department offers house checks while you’re away.

If you are interested in having your house checked while you are on vacation, for a death in the family, transfer of ownership, etc. and fill out the form. Once completed, please email to Clerk Amy Buchanan at or return it to KPD. If you would prefer to sign up over the phone, call Clerk Buchanan at 440-256-3336, ext. 103 (weekdays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm).

It is the policy of the Kirtland Police Department to conduct exterior “House Checks” of unoccupied homes in the City upon request of the owner to protect and minimize thefts and burglaries and to identify any unusual occurrences.

If anything unusual is detected by the inspecting officer, the dispatcher is notified and the dispatcher will then advise the contact person listed on the house check form. A CAD entry will be generated by the dispatcher and the officer will, if necessary, make the proper report.

The house check will be cancelled on return of the owner, request for removal, or after three months.

Meet Up Spot Meet Up Spot

The Kirtland Police Department has partnered with OfferUp to improve the safety and security of in person transactions. Their Meet Up Spots program helps serve the purpose of designating secure transaction sites for buyers and sellers from online or local marketplaces. THE KPD/City Hall Lobby is open 24 hours a day and can be used as safe, monitored location for exchanges. The sign pictured has been posted outside City Hall. KPD also encourages residents to use the lobby for child custody exchanges when appropriate.

Informative Links

State Crash Report