In response to the expected extreme heat, temperatures reaching 90+ degrees, the City of Westland has opened several cooling centers around the City for the entire week of July 15th.  For more information about hours and locations please click here.


Victim Advocacy

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First Step Victim Advocacy 

-  First Step provides crisis counseling, safety planning and support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The advocate will assist with: police reports, personal protection orders, explaining the court process, accompanying victims to court as well as linking victims to other free First Step services including: safe shelter, counseling for both adults and children for domestic and sexual violence, and a host of other services. Please see website for more information. 

The victim's advocate assigned to the Westland Police Department cases is Ms. Alyssa Thatcher and she can be reached at her office at (734)713-0687 or you may send her an email at or contact our Toll Free 24- Hour Line at (888)453-5900 or (734) 722-6800.