Lake Placid Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Placid Police Department
  • Address: 8 North Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, 33852 FL
  • Chief: Phil Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 863-699-3757

Lake Placid Police Department is located at 8 North Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, 33852 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Phil Williams. The Lake Placid Police Department phone number is 863-699-3757.

Lake Placid Police Department News

During the month of October your Lake Placid Police Department had 121 traffic contacts. Of those 121 contacts: 40 citations issued 81 warnings Of the 40 citations: 2 - Speeding 20 - Other Moving (eaxamples: Careless Driving, Improper Backing, Learner permit violations, etc) 7 - Non-moving 8 - Criminal infractions 2 - DUI's 1 - Seat Belt Officers responded to 22 traffic crashes.

I wanted to thank the community for attending our annual Community Halloween Event last night. I was excited to see so many families having a great time. I saw a number of great original idea costumes. I love to see thought put into the costume. I am thankful to each of the participants who signed up and handed out candy or put together a fun event for the children (and some adults) to enjoy. Thank you to all who reached out to me last night to say how much you enjoyed the event. It means a lot to know you came and had fun and felt safe. Very thankful to have a wife who loves Halloween and helped me put the event together. Thankful to my officers who attended and stood guard so this community was assured of a safe, fun family event. I look forward to next year. Consider participating next year. You wont regret it. The looks on the faces of people having fun is quite rewarding. If you have feedback you'd like to leave, please do so. But, for those who are going to recommend I move Halloween to a Saturday or hold it on any day except HALLOWEEN, not gonna happen. Halloween occurs on Halloween, Thanksgiving is on Thanksgiving, Christmas on Christmas, and so on. But for all others, leave the good, bad, whatever. Thank you Lake Placid. Happy November. We are officially in the holiday season.

2018 Halloween event

Tonight at 6pm begins the annual Halloween event in the downtown area of Lake Placid. Visitors have the opportunity to make their way around Interlake to Main ave where there are over 50 different locations to enjoy a fun family atmosphere while receiving a trick or treat. Once you navigate the event, you can then enjoy Hotel Transylvania at 7pm in the Journal Plaza located at Main and Dal Hall. Come and enjoy the evening with us. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

In the early morning hours of October 30th, officers responded to 205 Oak Ave in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had sustained several stab wounds to the back of the neck and head area. Evidence suggests the victim and defendant, Benjamin Gonzalez-Rosario (29 of Lake Placid) were drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs at the residence. The victim states Gonzalez-Rosario left the room for a short time and returned with a knife and began to stab him. Gonzalez-Rosario stated the victim had broken into his home through a window, although evidence contradicts his statements. Through the investigative process, officers determined the victim was subjected to an unprovoked attack by Gonzalez-Rosario. Benjamin Gonzalez-Rosario was arrested and charged with attempted homicide. He was transported to the Highlands Co jail. **All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Come join us on November 3rd from 9-1p as we host our annual Bike Rode - bicycle safety clinic. Have a chance to win prizes and have lunch on us. Event begins at 9am at the Lake Placid Police Department located at 8 N Oak Ave in downtown Lake Placid.

The police department is hosting a Halloween movie set to begin Wednesday night at 7pm at Journal Plaza. Come and enjoy the Halloween event along Interlake and Main, then head down to Journal Plaza located at Dal Hall and Main Ave.

Still on the fence about whether or not to buy a dash camera?

We cannot thank the community enough for the outpouring of donations to the victims of hurricane Michael. Our good friend Mike Souther has made several trips to drop off to those in need. He has one more trip in him before he rolls over his odometer I believe. Therefore, we are concluding the donations at this time. If we learn of another source for you to give to, we will quickly forward that info to you. Again, thank you all very much!! God bless each of you and God bless those in the devastated areas.

If you are interested in the Crossing Guard position, please stop by LPPD for an application. Thank you

You will need to complete this form prior to attending the class. You can either turn it in when you sign up, or bring to class.

The Lake Placid Police Department's first Concealed Weapon Carry Class When: November 10th beginning at 9am (lasting approx 3 hours) Where: LP Town Hall - 311 W. Interlake Blvd (on the circle) Cost: $50 donation per student is requested. How to sign up: Come by LPPD Mon-Fri 8a-5p. There is a little bit of paperwork to complete prior to the course. It will be provided to you upon signing up. This class is just one step in the process of acquiring your Florida Concealed Weapon Permit. You can easily apply for the state required forms by going to the Florida Department of Agriculture's website at: Also, Our friends at the Highlands Co Tax Collectors Office (Sebring office only) has a one-stop capability for application processing. They can help you submit your application, fingerprint, and photograph all in one place. See link for more information: We look forward to seeing you soon. (NO WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED-DO NOT BRING YOUR WEAPON TO THIS CLASS)

Have you learned to save a life? Our next CPR class is set for November 6th at 5:30pm. It is $30 per student. The class is approximately 3 hours of great life saving information. It is an American Heart Association presentation. You receive a certificate good for two years. Topics covered are adult, child, and infant CPR. Choking. AED. To sign up, stop by the LPPD or call 863-699-3757. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you LP for consistently showing how big your heart for others is. Our lobby is bursting at the seems with donations for victims of Hurricane Michael.

Taking on the tough jobs is what its all about! Thank you for inviting me to take part in this event.

46 applications were submitted to attend the LP Community Halloween event. This is in addition to a haunted house hosted by Michael Rios of LP Renshinkan Karate (in the Heyman's Martial Arts studio) signs will guide you. Also, Ken LeBlanc of the Cottage Company will be showing Hotel Transylvania in the Journal Plaza beginning at 8pm. So come out, bring your family and have a great time with us on October 31st from 6-9pm. **Reminder to those wishing to neighborhood trick-or-treat, have a great time, be safe, wear highly visible/reflective clothing. If you are a neighborhood, know of one, or find a neighborhood still participating in trick-or-treating, let me know and I will share your location for all to come and enjoy.

Fun fact Friday: Don’t text and drive.

Saturday night will be the 10th anniversary of the Mason G Smoak Family Festival, BBQ. There will be a sunset 5K beginning at 6pm. The race route begins and ends on the circle at DeVane Park where the festival is held. While runners are on the route, you may experience minor slow downs or delays as we allow the runners to pass safely. If you are in a hurry, please avoid the downtown area. The route will follow along from the circle to Hickory Rd to Hibiscus Ave, crossing S Main Ave to Spruce around to Eucalyptus, crossing Interlake onto Waldo Aliff. Over to Dal Hall turning onto Hillcrest towards the post office. Turning onto Heartland and heading towards the ball fields. Around the round-about and south on Tangerine to Ohio where runners will make their way back to the circle by way of Lake Rachard Dr to Interlake . PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR RUNNERS!! Thank you.