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

Our thoughts and prayers are with OPD Officer of Orlando Police Department and praying for speedy recovery.

Signing up volunteers to train with Thor ! ( j/k ) Officer Viera was feelin the force of Thor this morning!

Shout out and thank you to Joshua Richardson for capturing this moment in time of Officer Colt Black playing kickball with some children and for sending the video and an encouraging message to us. We are proud of Colt and all of our officers for all they do for the citizens of our great community. Thank you again Mr. Richardson for sharing!

In order to ensure the safety of our students in Lake Wales, our police department has provided increased presence this week at all of our schools. Next week, we will assign a police officer at every public and charter school within our city limits as the school year comes to an end. We look forward to spending the additional time with our children and will work hard to ensure their safety and security.

Thank you Central Florida LEO Wives for the wonderful gifts and treating D Shift to a great evening meal. We appreciate and thank you very much for all you do for the women and men in blue. Your support means everything to us!

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, a new member was sworn into office with the Lake Wales Police Department. We are proud to present to you Officer Rocky Meyers. Welcome aboard Rocky, and congratulations!

Thank you all for coming out and honoring Deputy Gentry on his way home. Always in our hearts dear Brother.

Re-posting this message from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office regarding Deputy Gentry being brought home. Join us on Highway 27 to honor Deputy Gentry: Deputy William Gentry will be brought home Thursday, May 10. The procession will be coming from Polk County and is scheduled to be at the county line at 10 am and proceed down US 27 to Stephenson-Nelson on the Sebring Parkway. Come out and welcome him home.

The Lake Wales Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office were honored to serve our educators this morning at the Teachers Appreciation Breakfast. We greatly appreciate all of our teachers!

We are saddened and our hearts are heavy this day from the passing of Deputy William Gentry of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Join us in praying for Deputy Gentry's family and all the members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office during this very difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy William Gentry, his family, and the members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office

The Lake Wales Police Officers will be at Chili's April 11 & 12 from 5pm-9pm raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Florida. Come show your support for the Athletes! Print a copy of the coupon and present it at Chili's and they will donate 10% of your sale to Special Olympics!

A 40 lb. docile female pit bull, ears trimmed with some training has been found. Please contact the Lake Wales Police Department with information of the owner. To claim her, please provide a photograph.

THIS TEAM..oh my goodness are our uniform buttons poppin!!!!! Congratulations Hampton/Badge on an amazing week at USPCA Regionals, and we are SO proud of you! This Team accomplished what they set out to do and MORE, as Hampton said on the first day "I am going to represent our agency and the citizens of Lake Wales with all we have." Among these incredible awards, they have qualified for the Sponsorship of The Narcotic and Patrol Competition Trials being held in both Alabama and New Jersey! 1st place Obedience 1st place Narcotic Detection Indoor 1st place 2-Man Narcotic Detection Team 1st place TOPDOG Narcotic Search 1st place Dual-Patrol & Narcotics Combined 1st place Inter Dept Patrol Team (with LPD) 3rd place Narcotic Detection Outdoor 3rd place Evidence & Suspect Search 4th place Suspect Apprehension 3rd place OVERALL For The Region Thank you Dale for ALWAYS giving your all in everything you do!!!!

Today is suspect apprehension with gunfire and handler assault. Check out our boy Badge's speed and obedience! We are so proud of our Team! BRING HOME THE TROPHIES BOYS!!!!!!

Hampton and Badge are doing great at Regionals in Gulf Breeze, and thank you everyone for your support! Here is a video from today's competition of the 2nd part of Narcotics. 1 minute, 40 seconds, 5 cars. Only the judges know where the drugs are. Hampton said it went perfect! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK HAMPTON/BADGE TEAM!!!