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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.

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 Richard Tonelli, the Department strives to serve the community in various and interdependent roles including crime prevention, investigation, public relations and incident planning and management.

Department Overview

The City of Solon is located in Northeast Ohio, 25 miles southeast of Cleveland. The police department consists of 50 sworn Police Officers, 16 full/ part time Corrections Officers, 8 Office Staff, 1 Animal Warden, 19 Auxiliary Police and 4 school crossing guards.

Learn more about the History of the Solon Police Department.

Select one of the Department’s divisions for more information:

Patrol | Detective Bureau | Dispatch/Communications | Records/Violations | Community Relations

Online Police Reports

OH-1 public roadway crashes and all injury crashes are available on the State of Ohio's Crash Report System Website.

Basic Incident Reports are by are available by contacting Records at (440) 349-3699 or email Records@SolonOhio.org.

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 page for access to the State of Ohio's Crash Report System Website.  It may take a couple of minutes to download your report.

Click here to access the Online Police Crash Reports.


Solon Patrolmen's Association K9 Unit T-Shirt Fundraiser 

Solon PD is proud of our working dogs. Now you can show your support of the Solon PD K9 teams. Click the link to buy a "SPD K9 Unit Supporter T-Shirt" featuring our three working dogs; Patrol K9 Mack, Patrol K9 Vito, and Therapy K9 Henry. A portion of the sales are donated directly to the dogs for care, training, and equipment. Thanks to our Patrolmen's Association and Big Frog of Solon, where you can pick up your shirt.

(Click for link to store)

Safe Passages

The Solon Police Department recognizes that drug addiction is a disease. Solon’s Safe Passages program is aimed at getting help to people suffering from opioid addiction instead of putting them in handcuffs.  Are you addicted to heroin or other opioids? Do you know someone who is?  Click the link to find out more.  Safe Passages.

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National Night Out 2021

National Night Out 2023

National Night Out 2023 was Tuesday, August 1st.

Thank you for the support we received during our National Night Out events. Solon PD's NNO is always a big success.  Thanks again to all who attended and supported the events.

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.  Click the link to learn more about the event and see pics. 

2020 SPD Annual Report