Westlake Police Department’s Patrol Division provides police services to the public 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. Uniformed officers in marked vehicles deter crime by random and directed observation of all areas of the city. Patrol Officers investigate crashes and crimes, make arrests and transport prisoners, respond to citizen calls for assistance or to check on suspicious or unusual events, and enforce traffic laws.
In addition, Patrol Officers remove disabled vehicles from roadways and see that road hazards, like chuckholes and debris, are cleared away. The Patrol Division incorporates support functions, such as Crime Prevention, Public Information, Auxiliary Police Unit, K-9, and the Accident Investigation Unit.