Lawrence Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Police Department
  • Address: 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS
  • Chief: W Ronald Olin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (785) 832-7509

Lawrence Police Department is located at 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is W Ronald Olin. The Lawrence Police Department phone number is (785) 832-7509.

Lawrence Police Department News

Due to a winter weather advisory in effect from 6pm tonight until noon tomorrow, Thursday's Coffee with A Cop has been cancelled. We are working on rescheduling a new date and time for the event.

From now until March 16th we are hiring LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS with at least 1 year post academy graduation experience. If interested please contact our training unit at 785-830-7410.

So this is what it looks like for a vehicle to be cryogenically frozen 😧❄️ Be safe and stay warm today! And if you have to leave the house, take your time on the roads.

One Male Shot During Robbery On Monday, February 12, 2018 at approximately 12:48 p.m., officers were contacted at Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a 20 year old male. The male victim reported being shot and robbed in an apartment building in the 2300 block of W 26th Street sometime around 12:30 p.m. The victim sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries as the result of a single gunshot wound. At this time no suspects are in custody. The investigation is still ongoing, and we do not have further information to release. Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous. ###

We will be featured again on Monday's episode of COPS. It will air at 10/9c on the Paramount Network.

Come join us on February 22nd from 9-11am at McDonald's (1309 W 6th Street) for Coffee with a Cop. No agendas, just an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your community.

Lawrence Police Arrest One Subject for Attempted Homicide Lawrence Police were dispatched at 2:11am, Monday, February 05, 2018, for a report of shots fired into a vehicle occupied with three people in the area of the 1700 block of Iowa Street. No injuries were reported. 46 year old Alfred D. Sanders of Lawrence was taken into custody. He has been booked in to the Douglas County Correctional Facility on three counts of attempted 2nd degree murder. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at (785)832-7509, or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous.

There has been a little change in plans. The episode of us on COPS will air January 29th at 10/9c on Paramount. Here's a teaser of the episode.

If you plan on heading downtown this afternoon, be prepared for traffic delays between 1-3pm due to an event.

Congratulations to Sgt. Grady for being a recipient of the MLK Champion of Equity Award at yesterday’s One Dream celebration. The award is presented to individuals for their compassionate and courageous efforts to create a diverse community and to bring about systemic change aimed at promoting justice and equity.

If you're checking out a game at Allen Fieldhouse this season, be sure to park your vehicle in designated parking areas or on streets where permitted. No matter how tempting it may be, please do NOT park in yards or unimproved surfaces.

Forecasters are predicting freezing temperatures tomorrow and into the weekend. You may be thinking to yourself it's a good idea to let your car warm up in the morning while you're inside eating your bowl of wheaties, but think again. You won't be feeling like a champion when you come outside to find your car stolen. Please don't leave your vehicle running unattended; it is illegal.

You've begged the we've got your answer. We will be featured on COPS January 29th at 7pm on Paramount (previously Spike TV).

We will NEVER contact you asking for money to pay for a warrant, missing jury duty, or a fallen officer fund. If you receive a phone call and someone requests money from a prepaid card or money wiring service, it is most likely a scam! Please hang up and do not send them any money.

Last night, Willie Kenith Franklin, 27, of Lawrence, was arrested for the shooting death of Lei Ala Turner on Wednesday. Franklin has been booked into jail on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Felon in possession of a Firearm.

Stay warm and be safe tonight! If you're brave enough to venture out this New Year's Eve, plan to have a sober driver. A ride from us is NOT likely to be a great start to your 2018.

Shooting Wednesday Night Leaves One Dead One person is dead after a shooting in the 2300 block of W. 26th Street Wednesday night. At 11:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to an apartment at 2310 W. 26th Street where they located 30 year old Lei Ala A. Turner with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Despite life saving measures attempted at the scene, Ms. Turner died from her injuries. Investigators have identified a suspect in the incident, and are working to locate him. Initial information indicates the shooting may have been accidental. Further information is not available at this time. ###

Thanks to everyone who donated to Blue Santa. This year we were able to deliver gifts to over 225 families in Lawrence!

The Douglas County Emergency Communication Center's non-emergency phone issue has been resolved. You may use the non-emergency number 785-832-7509. If you have an emergency please dial 911.

The Douglas County Emergency Communication Center's non-emergency number is still being worked on. For all non-emergency calls please utilize 785-843-0250. If you have an emergency please dial 911.

The Douglas County Emergency Communication Center's non-emergency number is unavailable until noon on Thursday 12/14. For all non-emergency calls please utilize 785-843-0250. If you have an emergency please dial 911.

Arrest Made Following Standoff with Armed Subject on Stowe Court A Lawrence man was arrested this afternoon following an approximately 4 hour long standoff in the 600 block of Stowe Court. Lawrence police officers were dispatched to the area at 9:08 a.m. after reports were received about a male subject in the street firing rounds into the air from a handgun. Responding officers were able to determine the suspect had returned to a residence on the block. After several hours of intermittent contact with the suspect, he exited his residence and was apprehended by officers on scene. Officers completed a search of the residence and located the firearm believed to have been used during the incident. No injuries were reported. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation. Charges will be determined at a later time in consultation with prosecutors following the resolution of the evaluation process.

This morning we had the pleasure of hanging out with officers from other local agencies and kids from the Ballard Center for the annual Take Our Youth Shopping (T.O.Y.S).