OTFCA: Cuyahoga County

SEALE Narcotics Task Force

The SEALE Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that consists of 7 cities within southeast Cuyahoga County. This includes Maple Hts, Garfield Hts, Bedford Hts, Bedford, Solon, Walton Hills and Oakwood. The SNTF focuses on the identification, arrest and prosecution of street to mid-level traffickers, and on occasion, upper-level drug trafficking operations.

WEB Drug Task Force

The Westshore Enforcement Bureau Drug Task Force (WEBDTF) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that serves a population of 192,000 people in 6 cities within the westshore area of Cuyahoga County. The westshore cities includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.  The foundation of the WEBDTF organization is a three-pronged approach of Enforcement, Education-Prevention, and Treatment. The main mission of the WEBDTF is to aggressively pursue, identify, apprehend, and prosecute street to mid-level narcotic drug traffickers, including the dismantling of upper tier drug trafficking organizations. The WEBDTF also partners with westshore city students from the 7th through 12th grades through its Westshore Young Leaders program promoting leadership values to make healthier life choices and live a substance free lifestyle. The WEBDTF’s outreach program is a community-based partnership between law enforcement, courts, treatment providers, and social services to provide treatment to those and the families of those battling substance abuse disorder.

Matthew Vanyo bio
Matthew Vanyo, Director
A 30-year veteran of Law Enforcement, Matthew was sworn in as the Director of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB) Drug Task Force in June of 2021. Matt retired as Chief of Police from the Olmsted Township Police Department in Cuyahoga County in March of 2021 where he was employed for 27 years. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from David N. Myers University and holds a master’s degree in legal studies from California University of Pennsylvania. Matt is a graduate of the 255th session of the FBI National Academy.

Matt is an OPOTA credentialed law enforcement instructor, was an Associate Commander for the Polaris Police Academy for three years and continues to instruct Subject Control / Use of Force for the police academy.
Cuyahoga County

Mike Griffis

Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Matthew Vanyo