The patrol division is commanded by Lieutenant Mark Schlegel. It is divided into six shifts that provide 24-hour coverage for the City of Fairlawn.
Officers assigned to this Division are responsible for exerting every effort to satisfy the needs of citizens requesting service, assistance or information. A primary goal of the Patrol Division is to provide a safe environment for those individuals residing in and visiting our city. Patrol officers conduct diligent patrols of the residential and business districts focusing their efforts on prevention as opposed to enforcement measures. As first responders for calls for service, patrol officers conduct a thorough initial investigation, collect evidence and record data, which will aid in the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders.
In addition to their patrol duties, some officers are assigned to specialized programs such as Safety Town, Summit Metro Crash Team, Summit Metro S.W.A.T and the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Our officers are continuously participating in continuing education programs and mandated training through the State of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Commission.
Patrol Officers are available to work extra details within the city limits while off duty. Officers can be retained to provide a variety of services including but not limited to the following:
Traffic control at road construction sites
Private security at residences, businesses, wedding receptions, and other functions
Current rates effective January 1, 2023 for these duties are:
$42 per hour for a general indoor security detail.
$50 per hour for a traffic detail.
$20 per hour cruiser fee (paid to agency)
Any job falling on a federal holiday will be paid at 1 and 1/2 times the rate.
To schedule an extra detail, call the Police Department at (330) 670-4300