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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

(440) 331-0600

Official website of the City of Rocky River, Ohio, providing community profile, information on local government, safety forces and education.

Rocky River Updates

Summer Crime Prevention

James Umerley

Summer Crime Prevention

The warmer weather that comes with summer often brings opportunistic property crime to Rocky River. Please consider the following tips to help protect your homes and property.

Please lock your house and car doors, even if you’re outside in the back yard or won’t be gone for long. It only takes a minute for a thief to enter an unlocked home or car to take your hard earned property.
Do not leave keys in your car.

Even with locked car doors, don’t leave highly valued or expensive items like mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers, purses, coins, or wallets in plain view. They are safest removed from the car and kept in the house. If you must store those items in your car, leave them in the trunk.

Do no leave valuable property unattended or unsecured for even a short time.

Thieves do not like well-lit areas. Motion lights, landscape lighting, or porch lights may deter attempts to get into your home or car.
Security cameras are more affordable than ever. Some notify homeowners when there is activity outside the house, allow you to talk with people at your door without the person knowing you are away from home, and high definition video can provide valuable evidence if a crime occurs.

Call police at 440-331-1234 or, in the case of an emergency, 911, as you observe suspicious behavior or as soon as possible afterward. The Rocky River Police Department has an excellent response time and can often get officers to your neighborhood to investigate suspicious behavior within minutes…IF you call.

Certified Crime Prevention Specialist Patrolman Christopher Camp is available to help residents establish a neighborhood watch program or provide home security information. You can contact Ptl. Camp by email at or 440-799-8212.

Over the last five years, crime in Rocky River has remained low. Reports of burglaries and theft offenses for the same p eriod (March-June) has been consistent from 2013-2017, with a minor decreasing trend. The Rocky River Police work hard to prevent crimes from happening, stopping crimes in progress when possible, and solving crimes that have occurred. If you would like more information about crime data in Rocky River, please contact Public Information Officer Lt. George Lichman at or 440-799-8208.

As always, Police Chief Kelly Stillman is available for any other questions or concerns you may have by email at or telephone at 440-331-1234.

While no crime is acceptable, Rocky River remains a safe community in which to live and work.

Rocky River Police
21012 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, Ohio 44116