indexUnder a mutual aid agreement with the cities of Bay Village, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake, the Fairview Park Police Department is a member of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau (W.E.B.).

W.E.B. is a part-time, multi-jurisdictional unit that enables a pool of resources, including hundreds of police officers, to be utilized during emergencies. Officers of these communities are trained to respond to civil disorders, natural disasters, snipers, bomb threats, and other such emergencies. In addition, W.E.B. provides member cities with a unit capable of performing drug and vice investigations and assisting in other complex investigations.

History

After many years of cooperative investigations and other police functions, the Chiefs of Police from Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake prepared and presented to the Mayors of their respective cities a plan for coordination of police functions called the Westshore Enforcement Bureau. On September 23, 1970, a meeting of the Mayors from these cities was held and a unanimous agreement was reached that they should proceed with the W.E.B. concept. The plan was then presented to the respective City Councils and approved. Each city contributed funds and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau became a reality.

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