The Beachwood Police Department is proud to offer security surveys for residents. Trained officers will assess homes and suggest simple, cost-effective ways of deterring criminals. Call the Records Division at 216-464-2343 to request a security survey.
Active Threat Courses
BPD also offers active threat instruction and drills to Beachwood businesses and community groups. Email Officer Colton Pekarski for more information or call 216.595.3761.
Winter Weather Advisories
- DO NOT call 911 or non-emergency police numbers for road conditions. You can see real-time traffic cameras and weather hazards at https://ohgo.com/.
- Prepare for winter weather. Shop for necessities well before the storm. Stock up now on flashlight batteries, flashlights, fireplace wood, candles (use safely), and portable cell-phone chargers. A portable AM/FM radio is also helpful.
- During the bitter cold: Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly. Do not leave pets outside for very long. Make certain you have several days’ worth of medications. Consider purchasing a back-up generator (but never run generators indoors). Replace your smoke, CO detector, and garage-door-backup batteries.
Terrorism Awareness Information
Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for more information about terrorism awareness.
Follow these tips to help prevent crime in Beachwood! If you see something, say something! Call the Beachwood Police Department: 216-464-1234 from a cell phone or 911 from your landline.
If you feel someone is following you home, call 911 and continue driving toward the police station.
- Place exterior lights around your property
- Keep your garage door closed
- Lock your vehicles AND YOUR CAR!
- Make sure your address is clearly visible from the street
- Lock your doors when doing yardwork
- Trim trees and shrubs to eliminate hiding places
- Close & lock all first floor windows
- Draw the curtains and blinds at night
- Engrave your valuables (don't use your Social Security number) and keep their serial numbers and description in a safe place
- If you have an alarm system, use it
- Always ask for ID of unexpected workers: if you don’t see an ID, call the police immediately. Also, never open the door to strangers
- Don’t leave valuables visible in your vehicle
- Don’t leave bikes in driveway when not in use
- Install solid, easy-to-use locks on your doors and windows, including sliders and garage
- Use deadbolt locks on all your exterior doors
- Don't hide extra keys under the doormats or in planters, etc. Instead, leave an extra set with a neighbor or friend.
- Install a peephole and make sure to use it
- Place a hold on your mail & newspaper, or have a trusted person bring them in daily
- Put lights on timers if you’re away for more than a day
- Call BPD to keep an eye on your property if you’re going to be away for more than a few days
- Never share your Internet passwords or Social Security, credit card, and bank account numbers
- Destroy (better yet, shred) personal information before discarding documents
- Never send cash in the mail, or allow anyone to pick up a check at your home
- When completing an Internet sales transaction in person, do so at the site designated in the Beachwood Police Department parking lot