Westshore Enforcement Bureau

The Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB) serves a combined population of over 325,000 residents of the Northeast Ohio cities of:

  • Bay Village
  • Fairview Park
  • Lakewood
  • North Olmsted
  • Rocky River
  • Westlake

Units

WEB has units established for:

  • Bomb
  • Crisis Negotiation
  • Crowd Control
  • Hazmat
  • Narcotics and Vice
  • SWAT

Training

Each city details officers to be a part of these units, resulting in well-trained, multi-jurisdictional teams. The Bay Village Police Department has officers specifically trained to handle the responsibilities of these units. 

Organization

The Westshore Enforcement Bureau Crisis Negotiation Team (WEB CNT) is comprised of fifteen police officers and detectives under the command of Bay Village Police Department Detective Sergeant Jay Elish.  Additionally, Lieutenant Mark Palmer, Detective Edward Chapman and Officer Kelly Uber are the Bay Village Department members on the team. Today’s unit is a highly trained, experienced, and cohesive unit prepared to respond to any crisis.

Operations

The members of the CNT are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Over the last decades, the WEB CNT has responded to numerous situations in all six communities. These situations include lone barricaded subjects, suicidal individuals, and active shooters with hostages. The WEB CNT operates mainly out of a command post vehicle, which is provided through the combined efforts of the WEB communities. The combined CNT has decades of negotiator experience.

  1. Bomb Squad
  2. SWAT

These officers are available to investigate suspicious packages or devices. All bomb squad officers have trained at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The Bay Village Police Department contributes one officer to this highly technical position.