1. Bike Rodeo

    Safety is the name of the game at the Bike Rodeo, a program offered to elementary school children to emphasize safe bicycle riding.

  2. Career Shadowing Program

    For one day or several—as arranged with the school—students spend time with patrol officers out on the road, with detectives in the Detective Bureau, and with dispatchers in the Communication Center for an enlightening and educational experience.

  3. Community Diversion Program

    A positive program for first-time juveniles who have violated the law, the Community Diversion Program gives these youth the opportunity to appear before a magistrate.

  4. Community Police Academy

    Hands-on instruction includes fingerprinting, operation of the radar and laser guns, driving a patrol car on a marked course, conducting building searches, and pistol shooting in the Westlake Police Department range.

  5. DARE

    Westlake Police Department administers Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) using uniformed officers to deliver key prevention messages to students in elementary through high school.

  6. Firearm Safety

    Students in third grade attend an in-school, hands-off gun safety class, the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, led by Officer Roseanna McCoy.

  7. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

    he Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a proven program that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.

  8. Ride Along Program

    Officers answer participant questions and explain some of their duties, making for an educational and informative ride.

  9. Safety Pup

    Westlake Police Department Community Service Officers work with the National Child Safety Council's Safety Pup Program to teach young children general safety rules and drug education.

  10. Safety Town

    Westlake Safety Town continues its 30+ year tradition of educating our children entering kindergarten about traffic and school safety issues.

  11. School Resource Officers

    The Westlake Police Department maintains a high level of visibility in the school community.