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Message from the Chief

The officers and staff of the Westlake Police Department are proud to serve the residents and businesses of Westlake. We provide 24-hour law enforcement and emergency services to all persons living, working or visiting the city. In addition to traditional police responsibilities such as accident and crime investigation, Westlake officers engage in a wide variety of community policing activities.

We are committed to improving the quality of life in our city and have found the best way to make Westlake safer is to partner with citizens and build understanding.

I invite you to familiarize yourself with the many events and programs we offer. This website offers a glimpse into the values and practices which drive our personnel. The men and women of the Westlake Police Department serve this community with distinction, and look forward to demonstrating our commitment to public safety.

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The Westlake Police Department is dedicated to informing our citizens of important occurrences as they are happening. We strongly encourage everyone to text the message 44145 to 888777 to receive NIXLE messages. Registration also can be done online.
  1. SRO Scott Fortkamp retires after 26 years

    The City of Westlake held a send-off last Friday for the founder of the WPD's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, SRO Scott Fortkamp, who is retiring after 26 years with the department. Read on...
  2. Congratulations to Westlake's 2022 D.A.R.E. graduates

    Members of the Westlake Police Department and Mayor Dennis M. Clough attended a graduation ceremony for students at Dover Intermediate School who completed the school's D.A.R.E. program. Read on...
  3. Westlake Safety Town Registration Information

    Student Registration for Westlake Safety Town is open! Volunteer Registration will be in-person on May 17 and May 18 at 7 p.m. More details are available on the City's website. Read on...
  4. Become a Westlake Police Auxiliary officer

    The Westlake Police Auxiliary Unit is looking for new members! Come join a team of dedicated people who volunteer to help the community and the officers of Westlake in a multitude of ways. Read on...
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