SEALE: SouthEast Area Law Enforcement
The Southeast Area Law Enforcement Task Force (SEALE) is a collaboration of Police Departments which include Bedford, Bedford Hts, Garfield Hts, Maple Hts, Solon, Oakwood and Walton Hills. Together the police officers, dispatchers and fire/paramedics join togther to form the SWAT Team, Bomb Unit, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Special Communication Unit (SCU), Special Tactical Operations Rescue Medics (STORM), Child Abduction Response Team (CART), and the SEALE Training Academy. In addition, these Departments join together through the SEALE Narcotics Task Force to fight the war on drugs.
SEALE tactical units are funded through contributions of all seven Communities. The SEALE Narcotics is funded through contributions of the seven communities along with state and federal grants. In addition to the community funding, forfieted funds and property received from drug investigations help keep all the Teams equiped to meet the many challenges they face.