Police Department


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From the Desk of Chief Gregg Minichello

Gates Mills Police Department Proud to Serve…Sworn to Protect From Your Police Department: November 2014 brings a season of change both to the weather and to the Gates Mills Police Department. Ronald Whitmer, our Police Chief, is retiring after over 31 years of service to the Village of Gates Mills. Ron is excited to move on to the next chapter of his life, spending time with his family,...Read more

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 be taking with me many wonderful memories of this unique community and the...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 operations to Chagrin Valley Dispatch (CVD). To date, CVD has been awarded over 2.1 million dollars in grant funds. These funds have underwritten the purchase of state of the art technology, which has ultimately benefited the residents of...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 Minichello, Fire...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 of twenty-eight...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 the...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 Mills Police Department immediately at 440-423-...Read more

April 2014 Pink Sheet Article

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for April 26 th . 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, Gates Mills Police will...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 Gilmour Academy Ice...Read more