Lawrence Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Police Department
  • Address: 9001 E. 59th St., Lawrence, 46216 IN
  • Chief: Michael L. Walton (Chief of police)
Phone: 317-545-7575
Fax: 317-549-6409

Lawrence Police Department is located at 9001 E. 59th St., Lawrence, 46216 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Michael L. Walton. The Lawrence Police Department phone number is 317-545-7575.

Lawrence Police Department News

Excellent story from RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) Kara Kenney - RTV6 focusing on the importance of protecting your identity on electronic devices. These devices, along with paper, and unneeded prescription medications, may all be safely disposed of tomorrow during Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana Community Shred-IT & Electronics Recycling Day. City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center parking lot is one of 5 central Indiana host locations. Join us from 10:00 am-1:00 pm! AARP Indiana Technology Recyclers Shred-it RadioNOW 100.9 Alex On-Air

LPD continues our great partnership with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana as a host site for Community Shred-It and Electronics Recycling Day, scheduled for this Saturday, April 21st from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center, 9001 E 59th St, Lawrence. A $5/per shredding box donation is requested to benefit Crime Stoppers. Recycling personal electronics and computers are free, courtesy of Technology Recyclers. There will be a $10 fee for all TV/Computer monitors due to their materials. We're super-excited that RadioNOW 100.9 will be joining us and broadcasting live from our location Saturday! This will be a DEA pharmaceutical drug take back event, NO NEEDLES OR SHARPS, please. We look forward to seeing you there!

Did we mention we LOVE our Telecommunicators? Here, the amazing Staff of the Lawrence 911 Center are joined by City of Lawrence Indiana Mayor Collier, and Command Staff members from LPD & City of Lawrence Fire Department, in recognition of National Public Safety Telcommunicators Week! We cannot say Thank You enough to our Telecommunicators for all you do to keep everyone in the community safe.

Yesterday, City of Lawrence Indiana Mayor Collier, City of Lawrence Fire Department Chief Batalis, Chief Hofmann, and Lawrence 911 Center Director LiAnn Wolfe, recognized Senior Supervisor Mary Parish as the 2017 Telecommunicator of the Year! Throughout Mary’s career, her years of service have helped form the very foundation of the 911 Center in Lawrence. Her experience and knowledge over the past 3 decades are an irreplaceable asset to the 911 Center. Mary's soothing voice on the radio, calm demeanor under pressure, and refined approach to supervising are invaluable traits to everyone who has worked with Mary, especially as a mentor to the entire 911 Center staff. During Mary’s 28 years of dedicated service she has held the positions of telecommunicator, 911 Center Director, and shift supervisor. Mary has also served as our Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS) Coordinator, which is a massive undertaking. She has spent countless hours ensuring our 911 Center remains in compliance with Federal and State communications systems regulations and standards. She was nominated by her peers to receive the Telecommunicator of the Year award. Please join us in recognizing and thanking Mary for her career of service to the citizens and public safety officials in Lawrence!

311 service has been implemented as a non-emergency contact line throughout Marion County, including here in Lawrence! This service is only available for cell phones, but is much easier to remember than dialing 317-545-7575 for non-emergency contact to our Communications Center. Thank you to our friends and colleagues Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN) for including us in this countywide service! City of Lawrence Fire Department City of Lawrence Indiana

THANK YOU to Ashton with Emergency Radio Service, Inc. who delivered an amazing Qdoba spread to our Communications Center for yesterday afternoon's shift change, bringing enough for the Late Shift telecommunicators to enjoy as well! City of Lawrence Fire Department City of Lawrence Indiana


Please join City of Lawrence Indiana, City of Lawrence Fire Department, and LPD in recognizing this week as National Public SafetyTelecommuncators Week! During the week of April 8 – 14, 2018, emergency communications centers around the country will be celebrating the professional public safety telecommunicators in a variety of ways, including our very own here in Lawrence. Among the simplest and easiest ways to celebrate these professionals is through recognition of what they do every day, answering calls from citizens during times of distress and emergency situations that are sometimes unimaginable. These professional Public Safety Telecommunicators do a thankless job with grace and compassion. Not only do they answer the call each and every time, they also provide public safety officials, including firefighters, EMT's, police officers, and others, support as our lifeline, the voice on the radio or behind a computer screen, to the thousands of men and women who serve as first responders, as they provide law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire protection services across our City, County, State, and Nation. This is their week, we invite everyone to share and recognize the efforts of Public Safety Telecommunicators, the silent professionals who stand ready to answer the call, every time!

Thanks also to IndyStar Holly Hays for sharing this story with the public as well.

LPD officers are conducting a pilot project of a new automated activation system for officers body worn camera systems. A small device attached to the officers holster automatically activates the officers body worn camera when the officers handgun is removed from the holster. This hands-free activation technology ensures an officer can focus on managing a potential threat to themselves or another, without concern of activating their body worn camera. 5 LPD officers are participating in the pilot project, which if successful, will result in every LPD officer outfitted with a body worn camera receiving these devices. There is no additional cost for these devices. LPD is among the first agencies, if not the first department, to receive these new devices, according to our body worn camera system vendor. Thanks to CBS4 Indy FOX59 News Shannon Houser for helping inform the public about this project.

During Monday evening's City of Lawrence Indiana Common Council meeting, LPD Officer Jeff Gray, who is also a member of the Indiana National Guard recently returning after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan, presented Sergeant Tim Christie and Captain Tracey Cantrell with US Army Patriot Awards. These are awarded to those who provided significant assistance and support to US Armed Forces members and their families while serving overseas deployments. We're particularly proud of the long standing tradition of service in the US Armed Forces by many LPD members. Special thank you to Common Council President Lisa Chavis and the members of the Lawrence Common Council for recognizing these LPD officers, and allowing the awards to be presented during the Council meeting.

LPD was honored to partner with City of Lawrence Fire Department yesterday morning in paying our collective respect and supporting the funeral of retired MG Ronald Brooks.

We cannot begin to say how critical the City of Lawrence Fire Department Medics who serve on LPD's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team are to the continuing success of the public safety service the Team provides. The Team is incomplete without the specially selected and trained Medics who cross-train, operate with, and contribute their unique, essential skillset, to the continuing success of this elite unit. Simply stated, the Team will not operate without our Team Medics. That said, every current and former member of the Team who served side by side with Ron Marks will recount similar feelings...we all felt safer when Ron was with us. His contributions to public safety, and his intense commitment to LPD's SWAT Team, can't be quantified. We are grateful to Ron, and every member of the City of Lawrence Fire Department who has served, and are currently serving, as tactical Medics. They each represent the best of the best, the behind-the-scenes Servant Leaders who do what they do because they care deeply for their brothers and sisters in public safety service. All are exceptional in their commitment to the community we all serve.

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ICYMI... Here is a link to our Citizens Academy Law Enforcement Leaders Panel Discussion. Marion County Prosecutor's Office Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN) IMPD News Indiana State Police - Public Information Office FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation Indianapolis.

Reminder to come see us at Culver’s 5525 N Post Rd from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm today for our first evening Coffee With a Cop event!

Sincere Thank You to all who participated in City of Lawrence Indiana 2018 Citizens Academy Law Enforcement Leaders Panel Discussion! About 70 total attendees heard the panelists answer questions from Citizens Academy students, on a variety of topics of interest. Video from the event will be posted soon. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation SAC Grant Mendenhall, US Attorney Josh Minkler, Marion County Prosecutor's Office Prosecuting Attorney Terry Curry, Indiana State Police - Public Information Office Col Mark French, Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN) Lt Col Kerry Forestal, IMPD News Chief Bryan Roach, and LPD Chief David Hofmann, served as panelists. LPD DC Curtis Bigsbee moderated the discussion.

Lawrence Police Hosting Law Enforcement Leaders Panel Discussion This Tuesday, March 13th, at 6:00 pm in the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center Public Assembly Room, the Lawrence Police Department is hosting a Law Enforcement Leaders Panel Discussion as a part of our 2018 Citizens Academy. The Panel Discussion is open to the public to attend. Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Leaders will discuss their agencies roles, responsibilities, and answer questions from Academy attendees. Panelists include Lawrence Police Chief David Hofmann, IMPD News Chief Bryan Roach, Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN) Sheriff John Layton, Indiana State Police - Public Information Office Superintendent Doug Carter, Marion County Prosecutor's Office Prosecuting Attorney Terry Curry, US Attorney Josh Minkler, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Grant Mendenhall, with LPD Deputy Chief Curtis Bigsbee moderating. “This is a unique opportunity for the public to hear from a Blue-Ribbon panel of law enforcement leaders in the community,” said Deputy Chief Bigsbee. “We are honored to host this panel discussion, inviting the public to attend as a part of our Citizens Academy.”

We were honored to be invited to attend this wonderful act of kindness and support for our friends and colleagues Boone County Indiana Sheriff's Office, in memory of Deputy Pickett, and LEO's everywhere.

Well done CBS4 Indy FOX59 News Shannon Houser Olivia McClellan, Officer Hickey, and K9 partner Axel, for helping tell this part of the story. Boone County Indiana Sheriff's Office #ThinBlueLine #Respect #JakeStrong

LPD is hiring for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator. To learn more, follow the link below, and find the tab for Telecommunicator Position available. Applicants may submit the application electronically by email to or in person at the City of Lawrence Government Center, 9001 E. 59th St. Suite 300, Lawrence, IN 46216.

13 years ago tonight, Officer Craig Herbert started his final tour of duty. While we yet Mourn his death, we also Celebrate his life, and legacy. Craig's fraternal brothers and sisters at LPD join his wonderful family as we remember the son, husband, father, sibling, grandson, uncle, friend, co-worker, colleague, teammate, public servant, and so much more, that Craig was. Craig was born November 4, 1970 in Rushville, Indiana. Craig was a Police Officer with the Lawrence Police Department five years and a member of the LPD SWAT Team. He was a 12-year US Army veteran. He previously was a member of the Fortville Police Department. Craig was a member of Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #159 and American Legion Post #115, Rushville, Indiana. Officer Craig Herbert, Lawrence 56, End of Watch: March 6th, 2005.

City of Lawrence Indiana Mayor Collier directed flags at the Lawrence Government Center lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy Jacob Pickett, and the Boone County Indiana Sheriff's Office. Thank You to LPD's Lawrence Police Explorers, who lowered the flags.