Personal Safety & Crime Prevention

Extending the shield of protection beyond the services our department provides every day, we have compiled a comprehensive list of resources to help keep you and your family safe—whether you’re at home or on the go.

For your own personal safety and well being, and that of your family and friends, we encourage you to arm yourself with the knowledge found on these pages.
Westlake Police, Ohio
  1. ATM Safety

    ATM machines can become target areas for criminal opportunities such as robberies, purse thefts, and other personal crimes.

  2. City Curfew

    For the safety of all citizens and visitors of every age, the city enforces a mandatory curfew for minors under the age of 18.

  3. Cuyahoga County Sex Offender Registry

    Our mission as caretaker of the public's safety is dedicated to maintaining the trust and respect of those we serve by resolutely and aggressively enforcing the law and by committing ourselves to the efficient and effective delivery of safety services.

  4. Domestic Abuse/Domestic Violence

    As many as four million people in this country suffer some kind of violence at the hands of their spouses, parents or significant partners each year. Very few will tell anyone - a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or the police.

  5. Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

  6. Identity Theft

    Identity theft happens when someone pretends to be you by using your personal information when applying for loans, credit cards, or leases.

  7. Ohio Missing Children

    The Ohio Attorney General's Office through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Missing Persons Unit assists local law enforcement and families in locating and recovering missing children and adults.

  8. Ohio Attorney General Sex Offender Registry

    View the online registry database to view current sex offenders.

  9. Power Outage Safety

    Touching a live power line can cause serious injury or death. You can't tell by looking whether a line is hot or not.


    Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.

  11. Safety in the Home

    One out of 10 homes will be burglarized this year. All it takes is a little time and money to make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim.

  12. Seasonal Safety

    Learn about the different steps you can take to protect your family, yourself, and your property during different times of the year.

  13. Senior Citizen Safety

    As people grow older, their chance of being victims of crime decreases dramatically. However, with a lifetime of experience and the physical problems associated with aging, older Americans may feel fearful.

  14. Street Smarts

    Make sure your street smarts are at the top of their game to keep yourself same from many forms of attack.

  15. USDOJ Sex Offender Registry

    First established in 2005 as the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR), NSOPW was renamed by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 in honor of 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin of Grand Forks, North Dakota, a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered by a sex offender who was registered in Minnesota.

  16. Vacation & Travel Safety

    While you and your family are traveling, it's important to remember that tourists make tempting targets for thieves.

  17. Vehicle Safety

    Car theft, carjacking or stolen merchandise from a vehicle-these crimes can happen anywhere, not just in high crime neighborhoods, and during broad daylight, as well as after dark.