Police FAQ’s

As of April 4, 2023, it is illegal to use or hold a cell phone or electronic device in your hand, lap, or other parts of the body while driving on Ohio roads. If an officer sees a violation, they can pull you over.

For more informaiton, visit: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/phonesdown

The Streetsboro Police Department hires patrol officers and dispatchers through a civil service testing process. No prior training or experience is needed in order to be considered for the position of dispatcher. Patrol officer positions require that a candidate obtain OPOTA certification by time of appointment.

When a test is being given, a notice will be posted at https://www.cityofstreetsboro.com/police-department-employment-opportunities/

To learn more about the benefits of working for the Streetsboro Police Department, visit http://www.streetsboropolicecareer.com/

In 2022, it became legal for the average person to discharge consumer grade fireworks in Ohio during certain holidays between the hours of 4pm until 11pm.

For example, they are legal on July 3, 4, and 5, and the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays immediately preceding and following July 4.

For specifics, as well as a list of other holidays, visit https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/streetsboro/latest/streetsboro_oh/0-0-0-30267

Yes.  Certain types of noise are considered unlawful as described in Streetsboro codified ordinance 509.10 https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/streetsboro/latest/streetsboro_oh/0-0-0-13633#JD_509.10

Golf carts that have been properly registered and inspected may be driven by valid licenced drivers on city streets that have a posted speed limit of 25 MPH.  To get your golf cart inspected, contact Ofc. Jason Fogleman at (330) 626-4976 or by email at jfogleman@streetsboropolice.com.

You can check the status of your driver’s license and view an unofficial 2 year record at oplates.com.  For a small fee, you can order an official 3 year record.  If your license is suspended, you can view your reinstatement requirements.

Sign up for the school’s automated notification program, or tune to local television or radio.  The Streetsboro Police Department does not provide that information.

Each county sheriff’s department maintains an online list of registered sex offenders within each county.  Go to Portage Co. Sex Offenders to search sex offender records.

Contact the police department non-emergency number at (330) 626-4976 and give your information to the on-duty Dispatcher.  The department maintains a log of lost/found animals and can provide you with further information.

Under age 14 – 9:00pm.  Age 14-15 – 11:00pm.  Age 16-17 – 12:00am.  Refer to Streetsboro Codified Ordinances section 509.08 for further information regarding Curfews.

The City has held organized fireworks in the past in conjunction with the Streetsboro Family Days event during late July each year.   Woodside Lake Campground on Frost Road has also hosted a 4th of July fireworks show in previous years. Check The City of Streetsboro web site, the Streetsboro Family Days web site, or the local newspapers for information regarding area summer fireworks.

Restraining orders are not issued by the Streetsboro Police Department, and the police department cannot enforce a restraining order by arrest.  Violating a restraining order is a civil matter, and is addressed by filing against the violating party in civil court.  Consult with a private attorney regarding obtaining a restraining order.

Temporary Protection Orders (TPO’s) are issued through the Ravenna Municipal Court system for specific instances of Domestic Violence and Stalking.  Civil Protection Orders (CPO’s) are issued following the filing of a petition in the Portage County Domestic Relations Court.  Both of these types of court orders may be enforceable by arrest.  Contact Portage County Victim’s Assistance at (330) 297-3850 for further information regarding TPO’s and CPO’s.

90 days prior to the expiration date, you may renew your driver’s license.  However, following your listed expiration date, there is no “grace” period.  You can be cited for having an expired driver license.

No, Streetsboro Police Officers are not under “quotas.”  However, Streetsboro officers conscientiously enforce Ohio traffic laws, and may also undertake enforcement actions based upon accident data, and/or specific complaint areas within our community.

Lights must not rotate, oscillate, or flash, but state law does not prohibit the use of colored neon lights under your car as long as they do not interfere or blind other drivers.  Ohio Revised Code, section 4513.17 prohibits flashing lights on motor vehicles with the exception of emergency vehicles, turn signals, and hazard flashers.

Colored lights, such as neon lights around a license plate are not illegal so long as a separate white light is the PRIMARY illumination for the plate.  If the neon light is the only source of illumination for the plate, or it changes the visible colors of the plate, the neon lights could be illegal.  State law requires a white light to illuminate the rear license plate.

There is no reliable means to predict how many alcoholic beverages an individual can consume before becoming “drunk” or “impaired.”  However, it is more than just two beers.

On Ohio registered vehicles, window tint must allow 50% light transmittance on the rear and side windows, and 70% transmittance on the windshield.  In other words, the tint cannot be darker than 50% on the side and back, and 30% on the windshield.  Remember, auto glass is slightly tinted from the factory, and will make the tint you apply to your windows darker than advertised by the tint manufacturer.  Additionally, no reflectorized material is permitted on any part of the windows and decals are prohibited on a the rear windows and below the AS/1 line on the front windshield, except a State of Ohio Vehicle Inspection Sticker

The Streetsboro Police Department has no role in the setting of impound or storage fees charged by a tow provider, as they are private companies.  Questions regarding a tow fee should be addressed directly with the tow company.  In certain circumstances, you may be charged an additional city $50 administrative tow fee through the tow provider, which is separate and apart from any impound/storage fees payable to the tow provider, if your vehicle was impounded due to conditions outlined in SCO 303.08.

For civilian background checks, you must use a web based electronic fingerprint system called Webcheck. The Streetsboro Police Department does not offer this service.  To find a location, visit: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Business/WebCheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing

Call (330) 626-4976 and ask to speak to the officer’s supervisor.  You can also send an email to info@streetsboropolice.com or send a letter to the Streetsboro Police Department at 2080 SR 303, Streetsboro, OH 44241.

Contact police dispatch at (330) 626-4976 and ask to speak to the officer’s sergeant.  If that does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, the sergeant will arrange for you to file a formal complaint.

Contact the department by phone, and you will be referred to a coordinating police supervisor who will provide you with further information and requirements regarding SPD off-duty details.  Contact Lt. Troy Beaver by phone at (330) 626-4976, or via e-mail at tbeaver@streetsboropolice.com  to coordinate.  The current hourly pay rate for extra job details is as follows:

$50/hr.     General security and construction details

$55/hr.     Traffic control

$80/hr      Holiday rate

$15/hr.     Police cruiser

The form needed to request an officer can be found at:  https://www.cityofstreetsboro.com/documents/off-duty-employment-request-form/

Solicitors are allowed under city ordinance.  However, minus a few exceptions under the ordinance, active solicitors are required to have a permit issued through the police department that also includes a photo ID.  Solicitors are also required to wear a mask during the COVID-19 emergency.

Refer to Streetsboro Codified Ordinances for further information on solicitors.  If you are approached at your home by a solicitor without a permit and/or photo identification, contact the police department.

Upon request, this agency will check its records for any reports involving a specified individual.  Such “record checks” are done within the records maintained by the Streetsboro Police Department only, and do not involve records which may be on file with other agencies or the courts.

To obtain a more complete criminal background check we recommend submitting a fingerprint card to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).  For information on services offered by BCI visit their website at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/bci

You can contact our dispatch at (330) 626-4976, or send us an email at info@streetsboropolice.com or crimetips@streetsboropolice.com.  You may remain anonymous if you wish.

You can also submit tips online through Nixle.

Parking is not permitted on any street within the city of Streetsboro.  If you are having a gathering at your residence and do not believe that there will not be enough space for your guests to park in your driveway, you can call police dispatch at (330) 626-4976 to request temporary permission.  Permission is not guaranteed, and it may be revoked at any time by the police department.

  1. Online:  Visit /police-department-requests/
  2. In Person: Completed and approved incident reports are generally available within five (5) days following the filing of the report, in person at the police department.  There is no charge for report copies up to twenty-five (25) pages.  Thereafter, the cost is .5 (five) cents per page.
  3. By Mail:  Completed and approved incident reports can be mailed out, provided you send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the police department (Attn:  Records).  There is no charge for report copies up to twenty-five (25) pages.  Thereafter, the cost is .5 (five) cents per page.

To inquire further regarding the availability of a police report, please contact the on-duty Dispatcher at the police department at (330) 626-4976.   While most records are open for public viewing and/or copying, there are some exceptions.

Certain information may be redacted from reports in accordance with current Public Records Law and Privacy Laws.  A good example of this would be phone numbers and social security numbers.
Cases which are currently under active prosecution may not be released by this department.  Requests for copies of these reports shall be deferred to the Prosecutor’s Office for disclosure under “discovery” proceedings in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.

Cases under active investigation, containing sensitive information which if released may jeopardize the successful investigation of the case, or may cause an uncharged suspect to flee, may be withheld.
These are some general guidelines.  Our goal is to release records in the vast majority of requests.  And while some instances may require the temporary withholding of a record (or portions thereof), we are here to work with you to obtain the information you need.

No.  The Streetsboro Police Department is not notified of this information by utility companies.  You would need to contact the individual utility companies directly for that specific information.  Ohio Edison maintains a 24-hour telephone number (1-888-544-4877) for reporting a power outage.   You can also report a power outage at this link: https://firstenergycorp.com/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.html

Parking is generally not permitted on city streets.  If you need temporary parking, you may contact police dispatch at (330) 626-4976 to request “permission to park”.  This permission may be revoked at the discretion of the police department.

Call police dispatch at (330) 626-4976.

Call police dispatch at (330) 626-4976.  The dispatcher will determine if you should come to the police station, or if an officer should come to you.  Call 9-1-1 for an emergency.

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