Police Dept. FAQs
The City of Cortland Police Department is made up of different classifications of officers. At this time there are openings for experienced officers in the Part Time Officer Unit. If you are interested in joining our professional and progressive rank and file, please fill out this application and drop it off at the Cortland Police Department.
A copy of a police report filed with the City of Cortland Police Department can be obtained Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9am and 2pm at the police department. If you are unable to contact us at that time you may call 330-638-1000 extension 33 and leave a message for the records department with your request and your contact information. You may also submit a request via email by clicking here.
A copy of a traffic crash report filed with the City of Cortland Police Department can be obtained Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9am and 2pm at the police department. If you are unable to contact us at that time you may call 330-638-1000 extension 33 and leave a message for the records department with your request and your contact information. You may also submit a request via email by clicking here.
Beginning September 2, 2018 crash reports can also be found at here.
Yes. We currently have two officers assigned to Lakeview Local Schools as SRO's. Both officers have received advanced training and are veterans of the department. SRO Jason Smith has been in the schools since 2006 and SRO Brandon Rice has been in the schools since the 2018-2019 school year. When school is in session these officers maintain a presence in the schools. When school is out for summer or during winter breaks our SRO's resume normal patrol duties.
Golf Carts are permitted on certain city streets ONLY when in compliance with the applicable ordinances set forth for Golf Carts on city streets. The Rules and Regulations can be found here.
The police department does not establish fines nor costs for traffic citations. That process is handled by the courts having jurisdiction over the geographical area of Cortland City.
You will need to contact Trumbull County Central District Court at 330-675-2280. Central Court is located at 180 North Mecca Street Cortland Ohio 44410 (map).
If you are under the age of 18, your traffic citation will be processed through the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center at 220 South Main Avenue Warren Ohio 44482 Phone Number: 330-675-2606
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Yes, you can call the police department 24 hours a day and request a vacation check. Upon obtaining all pertinent information about you and your residence, the officer will explain the service provided. The service is at no cost to residents.
You may also fill in and print out this form then mail it or bring it into the Cortland Police Department. Please allow plenty of time before your departure.
If it is an emergency you should call 911.
If it is a non-emergency you can call the Trumbull County 911 Center at 330-675-2730 and request a return call from the officer.
You may also leave a message at the Cortland City Police Department in the officer's voice mail box.
Chief David Morris 330-638-1000 ext. 31
Records Department 330-638-1000 ext. 33
Records Robin Yartz 330-638-1000 ext 32
Officer Jason Smith 330-638-1000 ext. 35
Officer John Weston 330-638-1000 ext. 36
Officer Steve Orslene 330-638-1000 ext. 38
Officer Andy Chovan 330-638-1000 ext. 39
Officer Brandon Rice 330-638-1000 ext. 40
Officer Paul O'Connor 330-638-1000 ext. 41
Officer Nicholas Mancini 330-638-1000 ext. 42
Officer John Mosora 330-638-1000 ext. 43
Officer Zack Horner 330-638-1000 ext. 100
Officer Zach Granelly 330-638-1000 ext. 37
Officer Julie Bevilacqua 330-638-1000 ext. 105
You may also email an individual officer which would be the more efficient manner of contact if the officer is not working. Most officers have constant access to their email throughout the day. The Cortland City Police Department Officer email links can be found by clicking here.
Yes and No. While the police department officers have access to databases that would reveal if a vehicle is stolen, they ARE NOT permitted to disclose that information unless an official police department investigation is being conducted.
However, you personally may log on to the National Insurance Crime Bureau website which accesses a number of databases that report unrecovered stolen vehicles and declared salvage title vehicles. As you will read on the NICB site, the information is not comprehensive in concluding the status of a particular vehicle but you will receive a response to your request. If the vehicle identification number you are checking returns as stolen you may then contact the police department to investigate.
Click here for the NICB VinCheck page.
The Ohio Stolen Gun Portal - a first in the state - is a new searchable website designed to increase public safety by helping to identify and recover stolen firearms at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/stolengun.
You can contact the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department for Webchecks/Fingerprinting
Civilian Webchecks and Fingerprinting are conducted from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Monday - Friday. (330) 675-4056 No appointment is necessary
A Social Security number is a required field when getting fingerprinted
The Cortland Police Department will accept expired, no longer needed or found drugs during the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM Monday thru Friday at the Cortland Police Department and will secure the drugs until the next national collection date which usually occurs twice per calendar year. NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT LIQUIDS, INHALERS OR SYRINGES.
If you can not make it during the stated times then please contact an on-duty patrol officer for different arraignments.
You can first contact the Trumbull County 911 Center at 330-675-2730 to learn if your pet was found and being housed by someone. Second, you can contact the Trumbull County Dog Warden in the event they may have information about your pet. Dog Warden Phone Number: 330-675-2787 You may also telephone the Cortland Police Station at 330-638-1000 to leave your information with the officers on duty.
You can telephone the on duty officers at 330-638-1000 and relay the found pet information. You can also contact the Trumbull County 911 Center at 330-675-2730 and relay the found pet information.
Yes. Chief David Morris of the Cortland Police Department is certified to inspect golf carts. You can find a Golf Cart Inspection and Certification Form here.
You can print out and fill in this form which may then be faxed or mailed to the address on the Business Information Form.
Yes, you can print out and fill in this form which may then be faxed or mailed to the address on the form.
The Cortland Police Department uses a rotation list in an effort to make towing of vehicles fair for all tow companies registered to tow for the Cortland Police.
RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY BEFORE YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE RELEASED FROM THE TOW YARD i.e. Court Holds, Vehicle being held as evidence or possibly other reasons.
Allens's Towing 330-638-6123
Bud's Towing 330-638-6757
Northstar Towing 330-219-3949
Jeff's Towing 330-889-3878
Schultz Towing 330-372-5502
In late 2015, the law was modified that put restrictions on how tow companies perform their business and require a property owner to post signs establishing private tow away zones. Click here for more information.
Trumbull County Juvenile Court located at 220 South Main Avenue in Warren, Ohio 44482
click here for Trumbull County Juvenile Court