Justice Center - Court: 440.887.7400
Justice Center - Police: 440.887.7300
Non-Emergency: 440.885.1234
Parma Tip Line: 440.887.7340
The City of Parma Police Department


Deputy Chief of Police - Administrative/Operations/ Records Room

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Police assists the Chief of Police with the operations of the department and its personnel. The deputy chief oversees both administrative and operational functions of the department which encompasses multiple units and functions that are essential to the daily operation of the police department. The deputy chief also oversees operations at the Parma Regional Dispatch Center. In addtion to these duties, the deputy chief oversees the department's Records Room, which is the secure record keeping branch of the department. The Record Room staff is responsible for maintaining all reports, records and transactions generated by its police officers and/or the public. As a “public office” the records division has two basic duties under the public records laws: (1) to provide for the prompt inspection of public records, and (2) to provide copies of public records within a reasonable period of time, if requested.

Deputy Chief of Police Joseph Manning

Captain Joseph Manning was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police on October 28, 2016. He is the first person to hold the position in the history of the department. Deputy Chief Manning has been a Parma Police officer since 1987. Prior to being promoted to deputy chief, he was the execuitve officer for the department. He previously served as the commander of the Uniformed Patrol Divsion. Deputy Chief Manning has spent the majority of his career in the patrol division, serving as a patrol officer, field training officer, and a shift commander. Deputy Chief Manning has a bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University. He is a 2006 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and a 2008 graduate of the Northwestern University Executive Management Program.


Deputy Chief Joseph Manning
Office - 440-887-7350

Records Room Manager
Jody Thompson

Records Room Hours of Operation
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Weekdays (Closed between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM daily) Closed on Holidays

To contact the Records Room and speak with a records clerk, please call (440) 887-7300 and press #1. The fax number is (440) 887-7380.

Public records requests may be made in person at the records room window during normal business hours, or by fax at 440-887-7380, or by email at records@parmajustice.net.

Property Room Hours of Operation
Weekdays 8AM - 4PM

Property Room Officer: Ptl. Ken Chihill


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