Police Department

October Pink Sheet

Gates Mills Police Department

Proud to Serve…Sworn to Protect

With retirement from the Gates Mills Police Department quickly approaching, this will be my final contribution to the Pink Sheet. It has been both an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Gates Mills during the past thirty-one years. I will...Read more

September 2014 Pink Sheet Article

Gates Mills Police Department                  

Proud to Serve…Sworn to Protect

From Your Police Department:

A full year has passed since Gates Mills moved its dispatch...Read more

July/August Pink Sheet Article 2014

Last month, your Police and Fire Departments partnered with Gilmour Academy to provide Safety Town classes for two energetic groups of four and five year olds.  The week long curriculum incorporated hands-on activities addressing traffic safety, stranger safety and fire safety.  The program was a great success due to the efforts of Officers Suchetka and Strasshofer, Lieutenant...Read more

June 2014 Pink Sheet Article

At the end of June, after twenty-eight years of service to the residents of Gates Mills, Officer Dale Whitmer will retire from the Gates Mills Police Department.  Dale began his Village service in 1986 when he was hired by Police Chief George Hughes.  During the ensuing decades, Dale has diligently patrolled the Village during snowstorms, floods and power-outages.  In the course...Read more

May 2014 Pink Sheet Article

Gates Mills is home to many unique and desirable rental properties.  Although rental property owners and tenants are not required to register with the Village, occupancy contact information can be very helpful for police and fire personnel during emergency situations. To that end, rental property owners and tenants are encouraged to provide their emergency contact information by going to...Read more

Telephone Scam / Deputy Impersonation

ATTENTION GATES MILLS RESIDENTS:  Please read the media release below, issued by Franklin County Sheriff Zack Scott, regarding "Telephone Scam / Deputy Impersonation"  incidents reported in the Columbus area.  Unfortunately, these fraudulent calls have already been received by several Gates Mills residents this past week.  Contact the Gates...Read more

April 2014 Pink Sheet Article

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for April 26th.  Since 2010, this nationwide initiative has collected 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of unneeded medications, helping to prevent the diversion, misuse and abuse of these drugs.  This event provides a means of disposing of prescription drugs in a safe, convenient and responsible manner. Once again,...Read more


Safety Town is an awareness program designed to teach the importance and methods of safety to preschool aged children (4-5 years old before Sept. 1, 2014).  Children will learn safety procedures covering the following subjects: playgrounds, outdoors, bus and vehicle, traffic and pedestrian, bicycles, home, fire, animal, drug and stranger safety.

Safety Town will be held at the...Read more

March 2014 Pink Sheet Article

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is scheduled for March 2-8. NCPW is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers to take advantage of their consumer rights and make better informed decisions.

NCPW.gov offers consumers a myriad of helpful information from federal and state government and non-profit partner organizations. The website provides safety tips in the areas of...Read more

Beware of Utility Bill Scams

Ohioans Targeted by Utility Bill Email Scam

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of unexpected email messages that appear to be utility bills. In the last two weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 30 reports of utility bill email scams from consumers across Ohio....Read more