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South Russell Village Hall
5205 Chillicothe Rd.
South Russell, Ohio 44022

TEL: 440.338.6700
FAX: 440.338.8776


Attention South Russell Residents

Two Special Events are being presented by The South Russell Police Department.

The South Russell Police Department
the Geauga County Department of Aging

invites the senior citizens of
South Russell Village and Geauga County
to our semi-annual

C.O.P.S. & Seniors (Concerned Officers Protecting Seniors) presentation.

This event will be held on Monday, May 5th, 2014
at the South Russell Village Hall, 5205 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306)
beginning at 10:00 am.

The C.O.P.S. Program was designed to keep our senior citizens informed and educated about scams targeting seniors, and provides advice on safeguarding your home and property.

South Russell Police Department will have general discussions regarding scams targeting seniors
and a Q & A session with the Chief.

A representative from the Geauga Department of Aging will be on hand
providing information on services available to residents.

Free coffee and snacks will be provided.

For any questions prior to this event, please email the Police Department using the link below.

The South Russell Police Department will host their second annual
“Cops and Kids Fishing”
event on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bellwood Lake.
Participants are asked to bring their fishing rods.
The police department will provide the bait along with refreshments and snacks.

Although registration is not required, the police department would like to hear from those planning on attending.
Please email the Police Department and let us know how many will be in your party using the link below:

This catch and release event is made possible with a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


If you will be out-of-town, on vacation, attending a funeral, or gone for the summer or winter months,
South Russell Police Department now offers a vacation house watch.

You can register online and it is confidential between you and the police department.

Additional information and the registration form can be found by clicking on the link below.

Click on this link: Vacation Watch Page and Registration Form

Emergency Calls: 911
Non-Emergency Calls: 338-6700
Dispatch: 247-7321

The South Russell Police Department, lead by Chief Michael Rizzo, is comprised of 9 full-time and 5 part-time officers. The average years of service for SRPD officers is just over 14 years.

The South Russell Police Department is located at 5205 Chillicothe Rd, just East of the Village Hall Complex.

The "NEW" CRIME PREVENTION section can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Click on this link: South Russell Crime Prevention Home Page

Click on this link: Crime in America – Community Resource Program

The "NEW" CRASH REPORT PAGE provides individuals their crash reports online.

Click on this link: Crash Report Page

Michael Fabian


Michael Fabian was appointed to the position of Lieutenant on February 25, 2013.

Mike is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and the FBI National Academy. He currently serves on the Valley Enforcement Group Communication Committee.

He began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a Ranger with the Geauga Park District eventually taking a position with the Middlefield Police Department in 2005 where he held the position of Staff Sergeant and was later promoted to Lieutenant.

Mike oversees the day to day operations of the police department and is involved with the implementation and coordination of our new community based programs.

David Viezer

Edward Svoboda

Michael Kramer

Carl Malone

John Zippay

Michael Kleinknecht

Michael Cardaman

Jim Clague
Part-time Patrolman

Andy Kelley
Part-time Patrolman

Michael Roberts
Part-time Patrolman

Nick Divita
Part-time Patrolman

Geauga County Public Notification System

Wireless Emergency
Notification System

Know if there is an issue or incident happening in your community in Geauga County.
Sign up for Geauga Alerts being offered by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office.
Be notified by cell phone or email in the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions
in areas of Geauga County that YOU select. Your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities.

Click on the link below for additional information and to sign up for the
WENS Geauga Alerts service.

Click on the link below for the WENS Geauga Alerts service.

Click on this link: WENS Geauga Alerts Information and Registration

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