Avon Police Department News

Local effort will aid Florida hurricane victims

Thursday, September 21st, 2017


Lorain County Blue Foundation, a law enforcement nonprofit group, and Statement Limousine of Sheffield Village are helping an emergency management team in Florida to get sorely-needed basic necessities to victims of Hurricane Irma.

Avon police officer Chris Barton who has led Blue Foundation since its inception in 2012 said it was an easy, “Yes!” when Statement Limousine owner Carl Guenther contacted the group about …Read More

Local police and fire mutual aid efforts, communication enhanced through state grant

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Avon/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Police chiefs in Sheffield Lake, Avon and Avon Lake decided early last year to join forces to address what had been a stubborn issue with communications systems that did not interface well, or, put another way, didn’t “talk” to each other.

That posed another problem. They needed someone to help write a grant to the Ohio Development Service Agency for funding under …Read More

A four-letter word for cops: Hero

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Police in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village responded to more than 165 calls for service every day last year, on average. When those calls come, they go, frequently not knowing what a situation will bring. Will the seemingly simple stop for speeding end up being a weapons or drugs bust? Will a domestic disturbance turn violent? Will an assist with the fire …Read More

Missing Avon girls found in Elyria, returned home

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


By Bryan Wroten

Two Avon girls, ages 12 and 2, who went missing Saturday evening were returned to their home in Avon Sunday night, after a search by several police departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and community members.

A press release from Lt. Keith Haag of the Avon Police Department stated that 2-year-old Sophia Rogers is safe and back with her mother, Kaylyn Rogers. The 12-year-old …Read More

Avon grad returns home as a police officer

Sunday, August 24th, 2014


By Shane Rogers

On Monday, Matt Kaczmarek stood in front of friends, family and soon-to-be colleagues as Mayor Bryan Jensen swore him in officially making him the newest member of the Avon Police Department.

At 25 years old, the opportunity to join the Avon police force couldn’t be more perfect for Kaczmarek, especially since only eight years ago he was handed his diploma from the very high …Read More