The Village of Hunting Valley staffs a police department that is dedicated to providing the best of services to its residents. Due to the unique character of the community, the officers of the department develop a strong understanding of the residents concerns, and provide a level of protection and rapport that is seen in very few other jurisdictions. The police department has eleven full time officers, four part time officers, and one part time investigator. Using a 10-hour schedule model, the department is able to provide 24/7 coverage with at least 2 officers on duty at all times, with more during peak activity periods.
The department is fortunate to have a wonderful facility from which to work, which was completed in December of 2002. Features include an indoor firing range, classroom, workout room, interview rooms with CCTV, and a state of the art access control system. Because of the rural nature of the roads, accompanied by steep terrain and river valleys and excessive snow amounts in the winter, the department uses SUV’s exclusively. In addition to the advantages of four wheel drive, the vehicles allow for room to carry all the equipment necessary to perform required duties. This includes medical bags with oxygen, and automated external defibrillators (AED’s), since Hunting Valley full-time officers are trained as medical first responders.
Training is an important component of the Hunting Valley Police culture. In addition to routine training that enhances versatility, confidence, and competence in carrying out the day to day duties of the job, the department encourages training that promotes career advancement and satisfaction. Since Hunting Valley is a charter member of the Valley Enforcement Group, officers attend training that aids them in serving on the specialized units that comprise VEG. Hunting Valley has officers assigned to the VEG SWAT, Accident Investigation, Criminal Investigation, and Hostage Negotiation units. The chief of police as well as the department’s lieutenant and sergeant have attended a myriad of police management schools, including the FBI National Academy, the Northwestern University Safety Institute School of Police Staff and Command, and the Police Executive Leadership College.
In summary, the Village of Hunting Valley is proud of its versatile and motivated police officers. The goal of every police contact with members of the community is to provide the best service available, and to make that contact a successful one. The philosophy of the department is that local government should be problem solvers, and its personnel should do all in their power to assist its citizens.
Please feel free to contact us at 440-247-7324 or by email.
Michael J. Cannon
38251 Fairmount Blvd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
HUNTING VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
“The Hunting Valley Police Department is a community oriented, full
service organization. Our officers are committed to providing the residents
and the general public with a safe and secure environment. Our duty to the
Village is based on an organizational philosophy of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.”