Cedar Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Cedar Lake Police Department
  • Address: 7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, 46303 IN
  • Chief: Randall J. Mayersky (Chief of police)
Phone: (219) 374-5416
Fax: 219-374-9231

Cedar Lake Police Department is located at 7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, 46303 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Randall J. Mayersky. The Cedar Lake Police Department phone number is (219) 374-5416.

Cedar Lake Police Department News

Trick or Treat hours in Cedar Lake are from 5 - 7 PM. Extra patrols will be out.

Today Officer Doug Machalk and Officer Allen Sulski conducted their first child seat fitting station. Both Officers were recently certified to instruct Parents/Caregivers on how to install and properly fit a Child Seat/s in their vehicle.

The Cedar Lake Police Department participated in several Trunk or Treat events, to include last Saturday at the Town Grounds and tonight at Jane Ball. Thank you Officer Doug Machalk and Officer Allen Sulski.

TRUNK or TREAT Join us on Saturday, October 20th at the Town Grounds, 7408 Constitution Avenue from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their costumes to visit different vehicles that will be full of treats. All children participating will receive a goody bag. Stop by our welcome booth and enter for a chance to win (4) general admission tickets to Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium! Interested in decorating a trunk or making a donation? Contact Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Sandberg at 219-374-7000 ext. 105 or jennifer.sandberg@cedarlakein.org.

Join the members of the Cedar Lake Police Department, partnered with St. Jude Children's Hospital, in this yearly event helping children battling cancer. From November 1st, 2018 through December 31st, 2018 participating officers will be growing out their beards for Beards Battling Cancer. Donate in memory of a loved one or in Honor of a loved one Still fighting. You can choose to give your name or remain anonymous. All donations will be tracked through the website. http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Events/Events?fr_id=101435&pg=entry

The Cedar Lake Police Department will be hosting a Child Seat Fitting Station for Cedar Lake Residents, Officers Machalk and Sulski will be instructing Parents/Caregivers on how to install and properly fit a Child Seat/s in their vehicle. Please make an appointment by Friday, October 26th by contacting the Cedar Lake Police Department Records Office at 219-374-5416 ext. 4. (M-F 8-4 and Sat 7-3) Appointments should take around 30 minutes and Parents/Caregivers must demonstrate what they learned prior to leaving the Fitting Station. Parents/Caregivers should also bring their Vehicles Owner’s Manual and Child Seat Owner’s Manual with them to the appointment.

The Town Council approved changing the garbage and recycling services to 2 days instead of 1 to better serve the residents! Beginning Monday, October 1st, 2018, garbage and recycling services provided by GMI will be as follows: Monday’s service will be for properties located WEST of Cline Avenue as well as South Shore Subdivision. Tuesday’s service will be for properties EAST of Cline Avenue. Please refer to the map distinguishing your day of services. Contact the Town Hall with any questions at (219) 374-7000. Do not call the Police or 911 Dispatch Center for questions regarding your trash services.

Trains Blocking Railroad Crossings: The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Indiana Police Departments can no longer issue citations to railroad companies due to trains blocking railroad crossings for longer than 10 minutes. The court ruled that due to a 1995 Federal Statute, states are prohibited from enacting any regulations that govern railroads. What this ruling means is that Police Departments can no longer cite the railroads for blocking railroad crossings. Cedar Lake does have a number of crossing, however, we have not had notable issues with crossings being blocked or the trains stopping in our area. This rule, however, impacts all of Indiana, so keep this in mind while traveling through the northern part of the state, where blocked crossing are more of an issue. Should you have any complaints or questions regarding this ruling, we suggest you contact the USDOT Federal Railroad Administration Region #4 office at 1-800-724-5040 to voice your concerns. – C. Brittingham Deputy Chief

We have not forgotten the loss of lives 17 years ago on 9-11. Families continue to suffer the loss of loved ones as a result of these attacks through illnesses. Many heroes were lost on this day and days since paying the ultimate sacrifice. – C. Brittingham Deputy Chief https://youtu.be/3iy2L9VeUfc

Cedar Lake Police Press Release Date: 08/23/2018 Ref: Motor Vehicle Crash On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at approximately 11:23 am Cedar Lake Police and Cedar Lake Fire were dispatched to the BP gas station located at the intersection of US 41 (Wicker Ave.) and W. 133rd Ave for a vehicle that had crashed into the building. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2006 Chevy SUV driven by Robert Pilkin 71 out of Grant Park, IL who had crashed into the front of the gas station building. Robert was treated and transported to an area hospital by Cedar Lake Fire with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. The building suffered extensive damage, however, was structurally safe. Also involved in the crash were propane tanks, stored in front of the building used for exchange. The propane tanks were not damaged in the crash and there were no leaks as a result. The area was evacuated until the vehicle was removed and the scene was deemed safe. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Cedar Lake Police Department. BP was able to provide video of the incident to assist in determining the cause. Carl Brittingham (Deputy Chief) 219-374-5416 ext. 118 carl.brittingham@cearlakein.org

As school is starting this week please be aware of the school bus stop arm laws. US 41 (Wicker Ave) where there is no divider or median requires both directions of traffic to stop for the school bus. In addition please pay attention to the school zone speed limits, as posted. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe. - C. Brittingham Deputy Chief

July 27th, 2018 TO: News Media Outlets FROM: David D. Coulson, Chief of Police FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE “Emergency Hire” The Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Commission has approved to create a list for an emergency hire. The Police Department is now taking applications until Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. -Applicants must be certified from an Indiana state accredited police academy. -Candidates must be at least 21 years old. Applicants must already be in the Public Employment -Retirement Fund (PERF) or be able to pass all physical requirements to enter into PERF. - A high School diploma or GED equivalent is required. An associate or bachelor’s degree is desired but not required. - Candidates can pick up applications at the Cedar Lake Police Department located at 7408 Constitution, Cedar Lake, IN, 46303 or download them from our website www.cedarlakein.org - Applications must either be hand delivered to the Police Department or mailed/received by Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. - Depending on experience, training, and education there is a potential for a lateral transfer with the starting salary up to $50,795.16 in addition to benefits. - The Cedar Lake Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. The Cedar Lake Police Department prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. - The Cedar Lake Police Department conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. - For more information, you may call The Cedar Lake Police Department at (219) 374-5416 Ext. 118 or email Deputy Chief Carl Brittingham at carl.brittingham@cedarlakein.org David D. Coulson Chief of Police

Happy Independence Day! Please be respectful of others while celebrating the 4th of July. Keep in mind that others may suffer from exposure to loud fireworks, which includes pets. The fireworks ordinance is posted here on our site.

The Town of Cedar Lake is using CodeRED to send EMERGENCY notifications by phone, email, text and social media to keep citizens informed of emergencies. Click here to learn more and see how you can download the app and sign up. http://cedarlakein.org/codered-notification-service/

Parrish Ave road closure 6-15-2018

In observation of Memorial Day, the Cedar Lake Police Department records window will be close.

As we approach summer please be aware of the Cedar Lake Town Ordinance regulating the use of fireworks.

Congratulations to Lt. Randy Mayersky. After 25 years Lt. Mayersky has decided to retire. Today was his last working day on the road and his last 10-42 with the Cedar Lake Police Department. We wish you the best and you will be missed.

May 16, 2018 TO: News Media Outlets FROM: David D. Coulson, Chief of Police FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE “Emergency Hire” The Cedar Lake Metropolitan Police Commission has approved to create a list for an emergency hire. The Police Department is now taking applications until Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. -Applicants must be certified by an Indiana state accredited police academy. -Candidates must be at least 21 years old. Applicants must already be in the Public Employment -Retirement Fund (PERF) or be able to pass all physical requirements to enter into PERF. - A high School diploma or GED equivalent is required. An associate or bachelor’s degree is desired but not required. - Candidates can pick up applications at the Cedar Lake Police Department located at 7408 Constitution, Cedar Lake, IN, 46303 or download them from our website www.cedarlakein.org - Applications must either be hand delivered to the Police Department or mailed/received by Friday June 1st, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. - Depending on experience, training, and education there is a potential for a lateral transfer with the starting salary up to $50,795.16 in addition to benefits. - The Cedar Lake Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. The Cedar Lake Police Department prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. - The Cedar Lake Police Department conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. - For more information, you may call The Cedar Lake Police Department at (219) 374-5416 Ext. 118 or email Deputy Chief Carl Brittingham at carl.brittingham@cedarlakein.org David D. Coulson Chief of Police

Congratulations and welcome Officer Eric Godoy #50, who was sworn in as our newest officer. Eric came to the Cedar Lake Police Department as a sworn officer from East Chicago PD. Have an honorable and safe career.