City of North Royalton, Ohio

Police Department


Police Chief

John A. Elek


 North Royalton Police Station, 14000 Bennett Road

The North Royalton Police Department, under the direction of Police Chief John Elek, operates around-the-clock with full-time police officers, dispatchers and other support personnel. In addition, state certified corrections officers run the full-service jail facility, offsetting operating costs by contracting with other agencies to house their prisoners.

The detective bureau is staffed with full-time investigators, including a division specifically devoted to juvenile crime investigation and prevention. This five member branch of the bureau is involved with youngsters on many levels; working with students on far-reaching issues, such as the risks involved in substance abuse, resisting peer pressure, and developing good decision-making skills to help them in their life journeys. These officers accompany classes on out-of-town field trips to the Mohican School of the Outdoors, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada. In addition, , in a co-operative effort with the city schools, the police department maintains a School Resource Officer on the premises of the high school/middle school campus to assist with student counseling, truancy, security, traffic and any other issues that arise during the school day.

A traffic division is primarily responsible for traffic law enforcement and safety through the use of motorcycles and minimally marked cars. They also are involved in teaching safety programs, including third grade seat belt classes, government classes, Safety Town and participating in career days at the schools.

For tactical operations and large-scale manpower needs, the department turns to the Southwest Enforcement Bureau. Along with seventeen other cities, we participate in intensive training exercises and pool resources and manpower for more efficient use of limited tax money.

Our animal control division is available on a full-time basis for the enforcement of animal related ordinances, adoptive services for abandoned animals, education for residents of all ages and rehabilitation of wildlife.

Along with the traditional police function, the department plays an active role in many community oriented programs, including in-home security surveys, block watch, kindergarten screening and fingerprinting, career days, government classes and drug awareness education for parents and teachers. The department also has a Reserve Officer program with volunteers that patrol city parks and other areas and assist sworn officers with traffic control and carry out other duties as needed. The members of the Reserves sponsor local sports teams, underwrite scholarships to local high school students, purchase supplies for Safety Town and D.A.R.E. and make donations to other local organizations and charities.

The North Royalton Police Department prides itself on it responsiveness to the ever-changing needs of its citizens and on the many cooperative efforts undertaken with the community to ensure the safety and security of the residents.

Helpful Links:

Ohio State Highway Patrol

BMV - Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Ohio Revised Code and other Legal Resources


The National Center for Victims of Crime


National Crime Prevention


Ohio Supreme Court


United States Supreme Court


Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources





14000 Bennett Road

North Royalton OH 44133


Non Emergency


Police Department Administrative Number


440-237-2727 Fax

For Emergency Response
DIAL 9-1-1


North Royalton Police Department Google +



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Ohio BMV 
Next of Kin
(pdf document - News Release May 3, 2010)





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