CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland police and the Cleveland Metroparks are combining forces to ensure a safe 4th of July holiday.
The police department says officers and rangers will be strictly enforcing city codes involving fireworks, noise and alcohol in public.
The explosion of any fireworks, except novelty or trick fireworks is illegal in the city. Police recommend you leave the fireworks to an expert instead.
Police say unnecessary noise complaints will be investigated and violators will be cited.
Metroparks Rangers will be on foot, bikes, on horseback and in cruisers with K-9s throughout the parks. In particular, Rangers will be looking for violations concerning disorderly conduct, pets off leash, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse (alcohol is not permitted in the parks.)
Police and Rangers recommend you find a designated driver this holiday.