Lowell Police Department

  • Agency: Lowell Police Department
  • Address: 1333 E Commercial Ave, Lowell, 46356 IN
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Phone: 219-696-0411
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Lowell Police Department is located at 1333 E Commercial Ave, Lowell, 46356 IN. The Lowell Police Department phone number is 219-696-0411.

Lowell Police Department News

The Lowell Police Department is seeking applicants for Reserve Police Officer positions. Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years of age, be a US citizen, possess a valid Indiana driver's license, have no felony convictions, be of good moral character and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants will need to be able to pass a physical fitness evaluation, written test, and an extensive background investigation. The deadline for turning in applications is Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Applications are available at the Lowell Police Department, 1333 East Commercial Avenue, Lowell, IN, 46356. Applications must be picked up and turned in during the business hours of operation: Mondays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fridays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Those with questions should contact Police Chief Erik Matson at ematson@696cops.com or (219) 696-0411.

In the month of November 2017, the Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement Patrols concentrating on impaired driving. Officers will focus their efforts on and look for indicators generally associated with impaired driving. The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership will be using increased HVE Patrols and media releases to discourage people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and instead find an alternative way home, such as using a designated driver, calling a taxi, or using another transportation service. Also, the Lake County TSP encourages all drivers and passengers to buckle up while a vehicle is operated upon a roadway. Officers will be issuing verbal and written warnings, citations and summonses, and arresting individuals found to be operating while intoxicated. Please exercise care and good judgment when operating a motor vehicle. Sincerely, Sgt. Ronald Russo Coordinator Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership

The Lowell Police Department has recently installed a Watch Guard digital in car camera system that will be utilized in general patrol duties and DUI enforcement for the Lake County DUI Taskforce impaired driving patrols. This camera system will capture footage to aid in the prosecution of operating while intoxicated and drug possession offenders. This system was purchased with 100% of the funds provided by the Lake County Substance Abuse Council Drug Free Community grant.

The Lowell Police Department is seeking sponsors to defray the costs for their squad car decals. The department is seeking $350 individual or business sponsorships. Donors will be acknowledged with a sign on the trunk lid of the squad car they sponsor. Please contact Chief Erik Matson at ematson@696cops.com or (219) 696-0411 for more information.

171st at McConnell Ditch is closed indefinitely due to a washed out culvert. Please adjust your route and schedule accordingly.

On January 12th, 2017, the Lowell Police Department filed Count I-Burglary (Level 4 Felony), and Count II-Residential Entry (Level 6 Felony), with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against Nathan Douglas Knowles, of Lowell. Knowles was apprehended shortly after the reported burglary of a residence during the early afternoon hours of January 11th, 2017. This investigation was greatly assisted by observant neighbors and the assistance of the K-9 Unit of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Knowles is currently incarcerated at the Lake County Jail after his arrest by the Lowell Police Department.

The Lowell Police Department has recently installed a Watch Guard digital in car camera system that will be utilized in general patrol duties and DUI enforcement for the Lake County DUI Taskforce impaired driving patrols. This camera system will capture footage to aid in the prosecution of operating while intoxicated and drug possession offenders. This system was purchased with 80% of the funds provided by the Lake County Substance Abuse Council Drug Free Community grant.

The Lowell Police Department is seeking applicants for full-time police officer positions. Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years of age but less than 36 at the time of appointment, be a US citizen, have no felony or domestic battery convictions, be of good moral character, have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a physical fitness evaluation, written test, polygraph examination and extensive background investigation. Interested applicants must attend the orientation at the Lowell Town Hall, 501 East Main Street on November 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Applications will be handed during the orientation. Those with questions should contact Police Chief Erik Matson at (219) 696-0411 or ematson@696cops.com.

The members of the Lowell Police Department would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Charlie Scott, the Lowell Volunteer Fire Department and the Tri-Creek EMS. Charlie was a great friend and asset to the Lowell Police Department and the Town of Lowell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Lowell Police Department, along with other departments in the area, have received reports of a large number of counterfeit $100 bills that were passed at local businesses. All local businesses and their employees should use extra caution when receiving large bills, especially for small purchases.

PRESS RELEASE On September 4th, 2016, the Lowell Police Department filed Count I-Attempted Murder (Level 1 Felony), Count II-Aggravated Battery (Level 3 Felony), Count III-Intimidation (Level 5 Felony), Count IV-Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon (Level 5 Felony), and Count V-Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 5 Felony) with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against Miranda D. Anozie,42, of Lowell. These charges stemmed from an isolated domestic violence situation that resulted in a shooting. Anozie is currently incarcerated at the Lake County Jail after her arrest by the Lowell Police Department with the assistance of the Crown Point Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

PRESS RELEASE On September 4th, 2016, the Lowell Police Department filed Count I-Burlgary (Level 2 Felony), Count II-Criminal Confinement (Level 3 Felony), Count III-Pointing a Firearm (Level 6 Felony), and Count IV-Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon (Level 5 Felony), with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against Paul Fredrick Reppa, 66, of Lowell. These charges resulted from an investigation involving an attempted robbery while armed committed by Reppa to a victim who was an acquaintance of his. Reppa is currently incarcerated at the Lake County Jail after his arrest by the Lowell Police Department.

Lowell Police Department Seeking Reserve Officer Applicants The Lowell Police Department is seeking applicants for Reserve Police Officer positions. Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years of age, be a US citizen, have no felony convictions, be of good moral character, have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a physical fitness evaluation, written test and extensive background investigation. The deadline for turning in applications is Friday, September 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Applications are available at the Lowell Police Department, 1333 East Commercial Avenue, Lowell, IN, 46356. Applications must be picked up and turned in during the business hours of operation: Mondays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fridays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Those with questions should contact Police Chief Erik Matson at (219) 696-0411 or ematson@696cops.com.

Mr. Felty has been located. Thank you to all the citizens and law enforcement agencies for their assistance.

***DISREGARD MR. FELTY HAS BEEN LOCATED*** The Lowell Police Department is investigating an overdue motorist who left from the Lowell area this morning headed towards St. John, IN. Gerald D. Felty is believed to be driving a hunter green 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis with Indiana disability plate D995BN. Felty is oxygen dependent. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please dial 911 and reference Lowell PD case #16LO0340. Felty is shown on the left.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During Police Week, place a blue light in front of your homes or businesses in support of our fallen heroes. Support our fallen police officers from your homes while they are being honored at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The 2016 National Police week will take place from May 15-May 21. With a generous donation from the Lowell Lions Club, the Lowell Police Department will be giving away blue light bulbs to citizens to show support for National Police Week. Blue light bulbs can be picked up at the Lowell Police Department during business hours (Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) or at Lowell Town Hall (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). Make every home a tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price.

There will be no hours for business transactions on Friday, March 25th. Normal hours will resume on Monday, March 28th.

The downtown area will be closed for all parking starting tonight at 10 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. Saturday morning for snow removal. At 10 p.m. any vehicles left will be removed at the owner's expense if they cannot be located to move the vehicle. No parking signs will be posted later this morning. Anyone traveling in this area tonight are asked to use caution as there will be town employees and heavy equipment in operation.

Due to the winter storm in the area, the Lowell Town Court will be canceled Wednesday, February 24, 2016. All court cases scheduled for this date will be moved to Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Lowell Town Hall, 501 East Main Street. Questions can be directed to the Lowell Town Court at (219) 696-4077.

The Lowell Police Department is seeking sponsors to defray the costs for squad car decals. Donors will be acknowledged with a sign on the trunk lid of the squad car they sponsor. Please contact Chief Erik Matson at (219) 696-0411 or ematson@696cops.com for more information.

The Lowell Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 08:11 am this morning, January 18th, at the intersection of State Road 2 and Burr Street involving a white pickup truck and a white passenger car. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to please call (219) 696-0411 extension #118.

The Lowell Police Department is seeking applicants for full-time police officer positions. Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years of age but less than 36 at the time of appointment, be a US citizen, have no felony convictions, be of good moral character, have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a physical fitness evaluation, written test and extensive background investigation. Interested applicants must attend the orientation at the Lowell Town Hall, 501 East Main Street on February 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

The Lowell Police Department is investigating a vehicle stolen overnight from the 17400 block of Willowbrook Drive. The vehicle is a white "Meyer's" Chevrolet G3500 company work van numbered 52 bearing Indiana registration plate "TK741LEN" The van has a dent on passenger's side rear bumper. If you see this vehicle please do not approach it and call (219) 696-0411.