Lake Wales Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Wales Police Department
  • Address: 133 East Tillman Avenue, Lake Wales, 33853 FL
  • Chief: Chris Velasquez (Chief of Police)
Phone: 863-678-4223
Fax: 863-678-4298

Lake Wales Police Department is located at 133 East Tillman Avenue, Lake Wales, 33853 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Chris Velasquez. The Lake Wales Police Department phone number is 863-678-4223.

Lake Wales Police Department News

The Lake Wales Police Department Police Chief Chris Velasquez is giving a press conference on an arrest for the January 21, 2018 incident at the Eagle Ridge Mall.

On Saturday, December 9, the Lake Wales Police Department held their annual Christmas Family & Awards Banquet. It was a great time to enjoy our police family and honor those who have went above and beyond. A special thanks to the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales for letting us use your facility and the Olympic Restaurant in Avon Park for the wonderful ribs and chicken! We are proud of each and every one of our members for all they do!

BOLO for Santa's "Rodrudolph"

Michael “MJ” Yodonis attended Shop-With-A-Cop last year with his father, Officer Yodonis, and needless to say, it really touched his heart for the kids. This passion, coupled with a school project that would make a difference in our community, MJ came up with the idea to raise money to help with this year’s Shop-With-A-Cop. As one of MJ’s athletic interest and ability is long-distance running, he wanted to hold a 5k run to raise funds. On Saturday, December 9, 2017, MJ’s dream became reality, and it was a great success, as there were 56 entries in the run, and over $2,500.00 raised! Thank you to MJ for all your efforts, your heart for kids, and for your service this community!

Thank you Florida LEO and Fire/EMS Wives for the wonderful photo and the kinds words. The members of the Lake Wales Police Department work hard each and every day to bring the best service possible to our great community!

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, three new members were sworn into office with the Lake Wales Police Department. We are proud to present to you Officer James Lewis, Officer Russell Klingler, and Officer Colt Black. Welcome aboard gentlemen, and congratulations!

Join the Lake Wales Police Officers Association tomorrow evening at 6:00 at the James P. Austin Center for the dessert auction to raise funds for this year's Shop-With-A-Cop and other LWPOA events!

You will want a piece of this pie! The Lake Wales Police Department members/family are baking!!!! We are welcoming all to come and support this auction to raise money for various community events including this year's Shop-With-A-Cop :)

Here are some Halloween safety tips for a Spooktacular fun time tonight! 1. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 2. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. 3. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. 4. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe 5. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. 6. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. 7. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 8. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 9. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween 10. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. 11. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. 12. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. 13. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 14. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. 15. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

INAUGURAL SHOP with a COP 5K December 9th 2017. All registration fees will go to the Shop with a Cop program this year.

Thank you Jan Ogden for initiating this great program for Lake Wales. Your work and support is very much appreciated.

Associates of the Southgate Publix stopped by to say thank you for the support and assistance during Hurricane Irma. We always stand ready to help our community partners and thank them for all their support #publixgratitude