Police Department

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Duties & Responsibilities

The men and women of the Solon Police Department serve and protect a residential population of over 20,000 which inflates to 60,000 during the day, including those who commute to the city from work, recreation or commercial purposes, all in an area of approximately 20 square miles. Under the direction of the Mayor, as Safety Director, and the Chief of Police Christopher Paul Viland, the Department strives to serve the community in various and interdependent roles including crime prevention, investigation, public relations and incident planning and management.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Solon Police Department is to achieve excellence in service, protection, and enforcement; and to preserve the peace of the community through dedication to professionalism, integrity, proficiency, and education.

Online Police Reports

Starting in September 2016, reports were made available online.  This includes OH-1 public roadway crashes and all injury crashes.  Basic Incident Reports are also available online.

If it has been more than five business days since your report was taken, it may be possible that your report will not be available online or is still under investigation.  Please contact Solon Records division for more info (440)349-3699.  Click the link below to access the Police Reports search page.  It may take a couple of minutes to download your report.

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Online Police Reports

2017 National Night Out

This year's Night Out event will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Solon Community Center.  National Night Out is a family friendly fun event that focuses on crime prevention through a strong a relationship between the police and the community it serves.   

Solon PD's Fifth Annual NNO was a big success.  Thanks to all who attended and supported the event last year.  Click the link to learn more about the event and see last year's pics. 

Citizens Police Academy
Next class runs
Tues, Apr 11 through Tues, Jun 6, 2017.
Click above to learn more. 
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Citizens Academy Photo Fall 2016
Annual Report cover

Click the link to read the 2016 Annual Report

Citizen Survey

Please let us know how we are doing; click on the link below to take our short survey.