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Lake Charles Police Department
Donald Dixon(Chief of Police)
830 Enterprise Blvd, PO Box 1564
Lake Charles , LA, 70601

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The city of Lake Charles is also called "The Lake Area". Lake Charles's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Randy Roach (D).

Lake Charles encompasses land area: 40.2 sq mi (104 km2), water area: 2.4 sq mi (6 km2). The elevation is 13 ft (4 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 71,993. This equates to a population density of 1,700/sq mi (650/km2). Anyone living in the city is commonly known as a "Lake Charlesian". The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).

Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.cityoflakecharles.com.

Lake Charles (French: Lac Charles) is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is a major cultural, industrial, and educational center in the southwest region of the state, and one of the most important in Acadiana.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993. Lake Charles is the principal city of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, having a population of 194,138. It is the larger principal city of the Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area, with a population of 225,235. A 2010 population estimate of the five parish area was over 292,619.

It is considered a major center of petrochemical refining, tourism, gaming, and education, being home to McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College. Because of the lakes and waterways throughout the city, metropolitan Lake Charles is often referred to as the Lake Area.