Leesburg Police Department

  • Agency: Leesburg Police Department
  • Address: 115 East Magnolia Street, Leesburg, 34748 FL
  • Chief: Bill Chrisman (Chief of Police)

Leesburg Police Department is located at 115 East Magnolia Street, Leesburg, 34748 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Bill Chrisman. The Leesburg Police Department phone number is (352)728-9860.

Leesburg Police Department News

If you recognize these individuals, or the vehicle, please contact Senior Detective Gus Escalante @ 352.728.9862...Thank you!

If you recognize these individuals, or the vehicle, please contact Senior Detective Gus Escalante @ 352.728.9862...Thank you!

Nice job by Officers Robert Strack, Mark Johnson and K9 Officer John Scheer in getting this armed violent felon off the street, without incident while recovering his firearm! http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20180315/cops-leesburg-man-arrested-for-threat-with-firearm

Currently accepting applications for School Crossing Guard Type: Part Time Salary/Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour Responsible work facilitating the safe crossing of children at hazardous traffic/pedestrian crossings during school year. This is rewarding part-time work performed ON SCHOOL DAYS ONLY --- NO nights, NO weekends, NO holidays. We are interested in speaking with individuals who are reliable, self-motivated and understand the importance of our work. Work is reviewed by personal inspection. Preference will be given to applicants who possess an active crossing guard certification. Days and Hours: M,T,TH,F 7:30am – 9:30am and 2:45pm – 4:30pm; W 7:30am – 9:00am and 1:45pm – 3:30pm. For questions about the position, please call C.E. Snavely at 728-9892. Applications being accepted at City of Leesburg City Hall located at 501 W. Meadow Street in Leesburg or online at LeesburgFlorida.gov.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Men and Women of the Leesburg Police Department for their diligent work in attaining the agency's first ever accreditation, and for their continued service to the great Citizens of Leesburg!

Chief Hicks welcomed our attendees to the 2018 Citizens Academy Monday evening. We look forward to an engaging, informative, and enjoyable 7 weeks together.

Detective Corporal Robison did a great job today speaking to members of different congregations from around Lake County that attended our Church Safety and Security Seminar.

Congratulations to the back-to-back, 6A Boys Basketball, Florida State Champions...Leesburg Yellow Jackets!!!!

The Leesburg Police Department would like to invite all Worship Leaders, Members of Safety & Security Teams and Administrators of Local Places of Worship to attend this seminar to discuss planning and preparing for individual and organizational safety along with proactively addressing aggressive or armed intruders in the place of worship.

Great work by Sgt Daniels with K9 Ofc Snow, and Ofc Graver with K9 Ofc Foster, who both recovered firearms and narcotics during two separate traffic stops this weekend! Charges included, but were not limited to; Possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon, Possession of a concealed firearm, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Powder Cocaine, Ecstasy/MDMA and Marijuana with intent to sell/distribute. Nice job taking these guns, dangerous narcotics, and convicted felons off our streets!

Congratulations to Motor Officer Kyle Moore, who competed this week in the 1st Annual Gator Challenge Motor Skills Competition and finished in 3rd place in his division. Great job Kyle. You make our department proud!

Leesburg Officers joined children at Leesburg Elementary and Beverly Shores Elementary in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss! "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Another successful Coffee with a Cop! Thank you to Legacy of Leesburg for hosting the event and to the residents that joined Chief Hicks and officers for engaging conversations. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you at the next Coffee with a Cop community event.

Working closely with our local, State and Federal partners to make Leesburg a safer community for all!

Congratulations to Corporal David Robison and Sr. Ofc. Brandon Brinkman on their graduation from the LSSC Criminal Justice Leadership Academy. You are shining examples of the Leesburg Police Department’s commitment to protect and serve with Integrity, Courage, Compassion, and Intelligence.

Regarding the Mote-Morris House fire from early this morning; Our detectives responded last night and are currently working with the State Fire Marshal to determine the origin and cause of the fire. We will provide updates when/if a definitive determination has been made. Until then, the case remains under investigation.

Today, we Remember and Honor our first Chief of Police, James Lee Hux, and Officer Jesse Beerbower, who were both killed in the line of duty on this date, in 1924 and 1944...May their final measure of devotion to service never be forgotten!

The average citizen has an interest in the role of a police officer. The media and entertainment business has exploited this curiosity with movies, television shows and even in the nightly news. While some representations are truthful, some are not. There are many misconceptions about the duties and responsibilities of a police officer. The Leesburg Police Department is inviting our citizens in the community an opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at what their local police do and why. Come meet the officers employed at the Leesburg Police Department in a casual, friendly setting while examining the culture of police work and the organization. Classes begin March 12th. Go to www.leesburgpolice.com and click on "Citizens Academy" or call 352-728-9859 if you would like more information or to sign up.

Nice job by Senior Officer Brinkman and Squad 1, in locating three suspects from an overnight burglary at Murphy USA, and from a vehicle burglary which occurred in Bassville Park late this morning. Property from both cases was recovered inside the vehicle and investigations are being coordinated between LPD and LCSO at this time. Detectives are also conducting interviews and comparing evidence to determine if these suspects have been involved in any other crimes in the area.

Nice work by Sgt Daniels and Squad 2, in the arrest of James Hodge III for resisting arrest, battery on a LEO, possession of drug paraphernalia, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine with intent to distribute! Enhancing Leesburg's quality of life by taking drug dealers off the streets!