On July 19, 2022 – the United States Marshals Service and the Westlake Police Department will be conducting training at Parkside Intermediate School at 24525 Hilliard Boulevard. Residents and businesses can expect to see an increased police presence during the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. There will be scenarios that include shouting and screaming inside the building. The training will include the use of simulators, simunitions, and blank-fire ammunition. Residents and businesses should not be alarmed as this is a planned and resourced training event.
The Westlake Police Department is fully committed to preparing and rehearsing to professionally respond to any incident that may occur in the city. This is just another example of ongoing training in best practices for all of our employees to make Westlake one of the safest communities in Northeast Ohio.