Message from the Chief

It has been an honor and a privilege to get to know so many of the resdidents here in Middleburg Heights over the past 16 months.

Since my appointment as Chief of Police in September of 2017, there have been several changes within the police department.

With the approval of our Mayor and members of City Council, I purchased five new SUV cruisers which will provide us with a greater neighborhood presence. We also purchased state of the art radio equipment which will enhance our communication capabilities.

Within the last year, we have welcomed five new officers. Four male officers were hired through the lateral transfer process and one female officer from the Civil Service list. We are excited to have these dedicated officers join our team.

An integral part of our public safety mission requires committed and well-trained dispatchers. In 2018, we expanded this team with another dispatcher. Our dispatchers continue to work hard and are recognized as the best in the region.

Our two School Resource Officers are working well with the students and staff at Big Creek Elementary and Middleburg Heights Junior High. The Officers have been working in partnership with the teachers and administrators in an effort to enhance safety and build lasting relationships.

The duties of Animal Control are now a part of the Police Department. We welcome Animal Control Officer, Laura Takacs. Her duties will include education, adoption and the enforcement of the licensing laws.

This spring and summer we look forward to engaging with the members of our community as we add bicycle duties to our patrol schedule. You will also be able to find Middleburg Heights Police Department on social media as we share our mission, experiences and updates with followers.

We are proud to protect and serve the residents and visitors of Middleburg Heights and we look forward to engaging our community throughout the year.

Edward J. Tomba
Chief of Police

For all information regarding Police Department employment, please visit the Middleburg Heights Civil Service Commission page.

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