Westlake Community Police Academy

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Have you ever thought that spending 3 hours a week for 12 weeks at the police station would be both an enjoyable and educational experience?   Well, if you ask any one of the over 300 graduates of the “Community Police Academy”, they would tell you it was indeed both, and much more!

The Westlake Police Department is again hosting the “Community Police Academy” and is currently accepting applications for what will be the 21st session.  The Academy meets for 12 weeks, every Wednesday beginning on March 4th, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.  The session will end on May 20th, 2015 with a graduation ceremony.

Participants will have opportunity to see how their Police Department runs and what the Officers are trained to do.  They will get hands on experience in crime scene processing, self-defense, & firearms instruction.  Other topics include K-9 operations, S.W.A.T., O.V.I. apprehension, law enforcement technology and detective bureau investigations.

Those wishing to attend must be at least 21 years old and have no criminal record. Preference will be given to those applicants that live or work in Westlake.   Class size is limited to 20 students.  The academy is designed with the intent of solidifying the partnership between the Community and the Police Department through education and understanding.  The academy is NOT designed to assist those seeking to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Applications can be picked up at the Westlake Police Department, 27300 Hilliard Blvd. or on line at the City of Westlake web site under police programs:


For further information, please contact the Westlake Police Department, (440) 871-3311, Lt. William Eschenfelder (ext 246), Sgt. Mark Krumheuer (ext 253) or Lt. Jerry Vogel (ext 245).

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