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Posted on: June 27, 2022

SRO Scott Fortkamp retires after 26 years

Scott Fortkamp and the Mayor  - retirment

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. 

During his career in Westlake, he established We...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Congratulations to Westlake's 2022 D.A.R.E. graduates

DARE Graduation 2022 - student 9 wideshot

Members of the Westlake Police Department and Mayor Dennis M. Clough attended a graduation ceremony for the latest class of students at Dover Intermediate School to complete the school's D.A.R.E. program. 

The graduates participated in an...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Westlake Safety Town Registration Information

Westlake Safety Town

Student Registration for Westlake Safety Town is open now, using the Westlake Recreation Center's online registration for Westlake residents.
This year, Safety Town is returning to full classes with both students for children entering Kin...
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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Become a Westlake Police Auxiliary officer

WPD Auxiliary officer flyer

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. They are highly trained and provided all they need to succeed! Con...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sgt. John Mauer retires after 31 years

Sgt John Mauer and Mayor Clough proclamation

The City of Westlake held retirement a ceremony honoring Sgt. John Mauer on Friday, March 4, for his 31 years with the Westlake Police Department. 

Police Chief Kevin Bielozer praised Sgt. Mauer for setting a fine example of what solid police work...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Patrolman John Jereb retires after 28 years

Mayor, Jereb, Chief

Westlake Police Patrolman John Jereb retired after 28 years of service to the people of Westlake. He received a Proclamation from Mayor Dennis M. Clough during a send-off on Thursday, Jan. 6, attended by colleagues and family. 

Police Chief Kevin ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky receives Life Saving Award

Christine Sabel and Ptl. Ryan Jasinsky

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky was presented the Life Saving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum on Dec. 17 at Westlake City Hall. 

Using his police trauma care training along with his prior military training...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Westlake Police promote two officers to rank of Sergeant

Chief Bielozer, Sgt. Pischel, Sgt. Fox, Mayor, Clough

The City of Westlake promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant on Dec. 17 at City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Ryan Pischel and Nate Fox during a swearing in ceremony attended by friends, family and colleagues in the...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Maintenance Technician Karoly "Chuck" Petrik retires from Police Department after 21 years

Mayor, Chuck, Bielozer

The Westlake Police Department held a retirement ceremony for Karoly "Chuck" Petrik, who has served as the WPD's Vehicle and Building Maintenance Technician for the last 21 years.

Petrik held one of the most demanding jobs in the City, as he was ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Officers honored for exemplary service in 2020

The Westlake Police Department is pleased to honor five officers whose efforts exemplified the department's commitment to its mission to protect and serve our community this past year.
These admirable officers and the awards they earned through t...
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Posted on: January 15, 2021

ODJFS tool allows unemployment fraud to be reported online

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has launched a new tool which allows victims of fraud related to unemployment compensation to report these crimes directly to the State of Ohio rather than contacting local law enforcement.

Data provi...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Officers promoted to Lieutenant and Sergeant

Jason Dancy and Joshua Frey were sworn in as Lieutenant and Sergeant, respectively, on Thursday, Oct. 1 at City Hall.

Family, friends and colleagues were in attendance for the occasion as both officers were sworn in to their new positions by Mayor Dennis ...

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