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Mentor Police Win Award Chief Knight with  AAA Safety Coordinator Lori Cook November 11, 2014  Independence, Ohio    Today, AAA East Central announced the national award winners for Northeast Ohio. Several communities in Lake County received awards ranging from Bronze to Gold, but the City of Mentor was one of ten Northeast Ohio communities to receive […]

Court Security

Court Liaison The Court Liaison Officer, Patrolman Martha Eyman, is responsible for providing security for the Mentor Municipal Court. Additional duties include transporting prisoners to and from Court and the County Jail. The officer also ensures timely delivery of official documents to and from the Court including warrants and subpoenas. This officer appears at all […]

Corrections Unit

In August 1982, the Mentor Police Department moved from Hopkins Road to the current facility on Civic Center Boulevard. When the Department moved to the new facility, the police department gained a five-day holding facility with ten individual cells, two court holding cells, detoxification cell, holding cell, prisoner showers, laundry room, kitchen area, visiting rooms, […]

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9-1-1 Communications Center 8467 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, OH The City of Mentor’s Safety Forces Communication Center is a designated 24-hour PSAP. A PSAP is a Public Safety Answering Point where 9-1-1 calls are received and/or dispatched. It is a facility equipped and staffed to receive emergency calls requesting police, fire, emergency medical and other […]

Fire Code

Code enforcement is the enforcement of all local, state, and national safety codes that relate to life safety. The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for code enforcement of all existing structures except for residential facilities. All commercial, industrial, and public buildings are subject to fire inspections, as well as multiple occupancies such as hotels, motels, […]

Safety Tips

ATM Card Skimming ATM Card Skimming is a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of an ATM card. ♦ The devices used are smaller than a deck of cards and are often fastened in close proximity to or over the top of an ATM’s factory-installed card reader. […]

Department History

The modern day Mentor Police Department was established on December 18, 1963, when Mentor Village and Mentor Township incorporated as the City of Mentor. However, the roots of the department can be traced much further back. Much of the following information is taken from the book “Mentor: The First 200 Years” published by the Mentor […]

City Departments

All administrative offices are located within the Mentor Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio 44060. Offices are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main number is (440) 255-1100. City offices are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of […]