Tactical Response

Eastern Lorain County Emergency Response Team

Photo of ELCERT patch

Established in 2023, the Avon Police Department formed a regional tactical response team in partnership with the Avon Lake Police Department and North Ridgeville Police Department. The new team has been designated as the Eastern Lorain County Emergency Response Team, also known as ELCERT.  

The team’s overall mission is to respond and ultimately peacefully resolve critical incidents and high-risk situations with no loss of life when time is of the essence. The team is equipped with the ability to gather crucial intelligence and buy valuable time which will allow for better decision making and tactical planning.