Police Department

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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 46 Sworn Police Officers, 14 Full/Part Time Dispatchers, 16 Full/Part Time Corrections Officers, 8 Office Staff, 1 Animal Warden, 19 Auxiliary Police and 6 school 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

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

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

Thank you for the support we received during our National Night Out event last summer at the Solon Community Center.  Solon PD's NNO was a big success.  Thanks again to all who attended and supported the event. 

Unfortunately, the next NNO has been cancelled.

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. 

NNO 2020
Citizens Police Academy
Click above to learn more about the program. 
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Citizens Academy Photo Fall 2018
2019 Annual Report

Click the link to read the Annual Report