On June 6th we had numerous unlocked vehicles, within the Village, entered into and personal items were stolen. It is very important that we lock our vehicles as well as our homes every night. If your car must be parked outside, please do not leave valuables in the vehicle that may encourage someone to break in. If you saw or heard any suspicious activity last night, please call the police department at 440-498-4401. Greater Cleveland communities have had similar activities in the last few months and any information would be greatly appreciated in helping us apprehend these criminals.
Please lock your cars and homes every night and report to us any suspicious activity.
If you have a home security camera, please review the footage and if you see anything suspicious please contact the Police Department immediately.
Prescription opiates are often the gateway to heroin addiction. Prescription opiates are commonly found in many medicine cabinets. Pills left unattended in a bathroom or medicine cabinet can be easily taken and misused. It is vital that old prescriptions be properly disposed to keep one’s family and friends safe.
The Orange Village Drop Box is located in the Police Department.
FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
*ACCEPTED ITEMS: SOLID MEDICATIONS SUCH AS PILLS, TABLETS, AND CAPSULES.
*PROHIBITED ITEMS: SYRINGES, LIQUIDS, CREAMS AND OINTMENTS.
Teens – Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?
Orange Village and Solon Police Departments are offering an opportunity for young adults, at least 14 years of age and graduates of the eight grade through 20 years of age, the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. This comprehensive program includes training, competition, service and practical experiences. Meetings will be held every Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm.
The Orange Village Police Department is comprised of 15 full-time officers, 1 part-time officer and a K-9 officer. These officers provide round the clock protection for our residents. Our officers and employees work very diligently in partnership with Village officials and the Orange Village community to ensure that the Village remains a safe and secure environment in which to live and work. The mission of the Orange Police Department is to achieve excellence in service, protection and enforcement; and to preserve professionalism, integrity, proficiency and education.
Our department provides a number of community related programs to enhance interaction and understanding among the residents which include a neighborhood watch program, Safety Town Program for pre-school children which is scheduled each summer to teach youngsters the importance of general safety, as well as a Juvenile Diversion Program which reaches out to schools and community organizations to help troubled kids get back on the right track.
The Police Department has many different units which assist in all aspects of Police work, they are: Citizens Police Academy, Detective Bureau, Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Citizens Emergency Response Team, Computer Forensics Unit. and the Valley Enforcement SWAT,
Hostage Negotiation & Accident Investigation teams.
We want positive interaction with our citizens which will benefit all of us. In conclusion, it is a honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of the great Village of Orange.
Chief of Police
Community involvement and crime prevention are the goals of this department.
Chief Christopher Kostura
Chief Kostura has been a member of the Orange Village Police Department since 1979. He has worked his way through the ranks of Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. Chief Kostura has enjoyed the variety that his jobs have presented.
Chief Kostura has continued, throughout his career, to attend classes and seminars that have provided the continuing education that is the backbone of the ever changing field of Law Enforcement. In 1991, Chief Kostura graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Some of Chief Kostura’s other academic achievements are Advanced Hostage Negotiations,certification as an instructor through the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.Continuing education for all members of the Orange Village Police Department is one of the top priorities of Chief Kostura.Chief Kostura has been active in the Chagrin Valley Enforcement Group as a training coordinator, hostage negotiator and is the former President of the Group. Some of the Chief’s other affiliations are:F.B.I. National Academy Associates
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #57
Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
Cuyahoga County Chiefs of Police
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Membership Law Enforcement Executive Development Association 2002
Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Board 2005-2008