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Heights Driving School
690 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Heights Driving School in Avon Lake is located in the Pin Oak Plaza and provides driver education training programs thatMore have been approved and licensed by the Department of Public Safety. Instructors are professionally trained, certified and licensed by the State of Ohio. Heights Driving School has over 40 years of teaching driver education, they are one of the largest driving schools in the state of Ohio and have one of the best safety records in the country. Heights Driving is also licensed to teach the disabled.
Westview Elementary School
155 Moore Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

Westview Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in Avon Lake with students from kindergarten throughMore fourth grade.

Westview graduates move to Troy Intermediate School and then Learwood Middle School before attending Avon Lake High School. This is one of several schools that had major renovations and expansions in 2010. Westview is also the home of the city's Safety Town, which teaches young children rules of the road and safety. 

Paul Holland is the principal of Westview. Each year, students hold a reading contest with the winners earning the right to throw a pie at the principal. 

In 2010, Westview was one of several Avon Lake Schools involved in a district-wide expansion program, including expansion of the cafeteria, the addition of two new classroom and updates to the entrance area as well as a new traffic circle.

Avon Lake Police Department
32855 Walker Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

The Avon Lake Police Department maintains a staff of 45 personnel. This includes one police chief, four lieutenants,More four sergeants, one detective/sergeant, four detectives, 20 patrol officers, four full-time and five part-time dispatchers, one administrative secretary and an animal warden.

The department also staffs one K-9, Kimba. Several members serve on the county S.W.A.T. team.The department maintains a water and bike patrol, a motorcycle patrol, a K-9 unit and a School Resource Officer with an office at the high school. Officers are involved in the Lorain County Tactical Team and the Lorain County Drug Task Force. The department has watercraft for patrol and rescue including a police boat and a pair of jet skis shared with the Avon Lake Fire Department.

The department maintains an Honor Guard and hosts a popular community police program that allows residents to complete a hands-on course to learn how the department works. Despite the relatively small size of the department, the department, in addition to normal police duties, is very involved in community and county-wide services.

The police often provide safety tips and participates in community events, including the annual "Big Trucks" community events that allows residents to get up close and personal with safety vehicles.The department is located at the city's Safety Center on Walker Road. The newer facility houses several jail cells and a state-of-the-art communication system.

The department operates under Poice Chief David Owad and is under the jurisdiction of the mayor, who serves as the Safety Director.