Lake Station Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Station Police Department
  • Address: 1969 Central Avenue, Lake Station, 46405 IN
  • Chief: Michael L Stills (Chief of police)
Phone: (219) 660-0001
Fax: (219) 962-8023

Lake Station Police Department is located at 1969 Central Avenue, Lake Station, 46405 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Michael L Stills. The Lake Station Police Department phone number is (219) 660-0001.

Lake Station Police Department News

The Lake Station Police Department is warning residents to take steps to minimize the risk of criminals getting into their parked vehicles. The police department took several reports of subjects getting into parked vehicles and taking loose change and other items over the past couple of weeks. Residents are encouraged to lock their doors, park in well lit areas if possible, remove all valuables, and set their car alarms. Almost all of the incidents in these past weeks were reported to have involved unlocked vehicles. Many people subscribe to the theory that if the vehicle is left un-locked, the suspect will not have to break the window to get in. However, it should be noted that no vehicles that were known to have been left locked in the areas of these thefts were found to have been damaged. The Lake Station Police are working on leads and taking active steps to combat this recent rash of thefts. Please be aware of things in your neighborhood and call 911 immediately if you see anything suspicious.

Seeking the public's assistance in identifying the subject in the picture. This subject is a suspect in at least one theft and possible several others. If anybody has information on this subject please contact the Lake Station Police Department at 219-962-1186 or e-mail Capt. Brian Williams at the following address Thank you!

On September 5, 2018 at approximately 8:31 PM, Lake Station Police Officers were dispatched to 2800 Colorado Street (Three Rivers Park Lake) for a possible drowning victim. Upon arrival Officers were met by a male witness who stated that a female jumped into the lake from a pier and did not come back up. A dive team was requested on scene and Indiana Conservation Police responded. A 27 year female was recovered from the lake near where she was seen jumping in. The incident is under investigation. **************************************UPDATE*************************************************** At this point in the investigation no signs of foul play have been identified. Anybody that may have information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Captain Brian Williams of the Lake Station Police Department. Captain Brian Williams 219-850-1353

Hamilton and Bailey Elementary Schools will release @12:30 PM tomorrow 09/04/2018 due to projected heat index.

Traffic Affect: Due to an accident on Central Ave that left a communication pole leaning into the roadway, Central Ave between Ripley Street and Putman has been shut down for safety concerns. Verizon Services has been contacted and they are getting crews together to replace the damaged pole. However, there is no time frame as to when the crews will arrive. Please adjust your travel routes due to the affect area.

Thanks to all who came out to help make our Public Safety Community Day a success! It is an honor to serve our community! With the help of our local churches and other non-profit organizations we were able to bring school supplies to many people in need. We also partnered with local businesses who were able to provide services such as hair cuts or donated so we could provide food. Because of our partners we were able to provide food for approximately 500 people. Thanks to our partners; Lake Station Fire Department Lake County Sheriff's Department Indiana State Police - Public Information Office Indiana State Police Lake County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency CSX All Starz Barber Shop Latin Media Case Files Chicago Lake Station Ace Hardware Lake Station Lions Club FIGHT - Lake Station Dj NickTuneZ

Lake Station Public Safety Community Day

Getting Prepared for the Public Safety Day Community event! With Lake Station Fire Department Latin Media Defenders Faith Center Lake Station Community Schools River Forest High School Lake Station Lions Club FIGHT - Lake Station Liverpool Baptist Church Case Files Chicago Lake Station Lake Station Riverview PARK and POOL Indiana State Police Indiana DNR Law District 10 Lake County Sheriff's Department CSX St. Francis Xavier Parish #giveback #relationships #backtoschool

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday.

Lake Station Police Department is Accepting Applications for Probationary Patrol Officers and Lateral Hires. The Lake Station Police Department has initiated its hiring process for the position of full-time Probationary Patrol Officer. Eligible candidates must be in good physical condition, high school graduate (or equivalent degree) and at least 21 years of age but less than 36 years of age at time of appointment. If the candidate is 36 years of age or older, the candidate must be a current member of the Indiana Municipal Police & Firefighters Pension Fund or meet the waiver requirements set forth in IC 36-8-4.7-5. Applications are available now at the Lake Station Police Department (1969 Central Avenue) with a deadline for completion of September 3, 2018, at 4:00 pm. . A $25.00 Administrative fee shall be paid when dropping off the police officer application. Lateral Entry The Lake Station Police Department recognizes the value of experienced law enforcement officers. To benefit from the experience of those applicants, the Lake Station Police Department is providing starting salary/benefit incentives commensurate with an applicant's law enforcement officer experience. About the Lateral Entry Program The Lateral Entry Program will provide accelerated salary/benefit incentives for qualified candidates up to Master patrol officer. The Lateral Entry Program does not recognize merit rank or seniority rights from the officer's prior employment. Salary ranges from $37,700.00 to $54,982.20 depending on experience. Law enforcement experience is defined as: employment as sworn officer with full arrest powers with a local, county, state or federal agency that has completed an approved police academy. Lake Station 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. Lake Station 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. Lake Station Police Department conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of this hiring process is to create a list for hiring police officers. This list will be good for 1 year or until it is exhausted.

Do you want to contribute to school supplies for students in need? Below is a list of partners we have so far in helping do just that. Please contact their organization for further information on the impact they are making on the community if you would like to contribute! FIGHT - Lake Station, @lake station lions club, Defenders Faith Center, St. Francis Xavier Parish

The City of Lake Station Public Safety and Community Day is an annual interactive public safety event aimed toward public education and awareness. This day gives the public a chance to interact with first responders on a level that does not involve an emergency situation and to learn about what they do and the tools and resources they use to keep you, your family and your pets safe. There will be different activities for the children throughout this event. In addition to public safety exhibitions, our community partners; such as churches, other non-profit organizations, and for profit businesses are here building relationships and providing services to the community for those who may not have the means to provide for themselves. These organizations, are partnering with the community to provide back to school services, such as haircuts, school supplies and other materials needed in the homes of our community. The event will be held on August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at Riverview Park (2701 Ripley Street, Lake Station, IN 46405) If you would like to be a part of this and volunteer to make this event successful, please contact the office of the Chief, Dave Johnson at 219-850-1352 If you would like to support the police department in providing services such as this, please make checks payable to “Lake Station Police Department” and forward donations to: 1969 Central Avenue Lake Station, IN 46405 Sincerely, Dave Johnson Chief of Police

Lake Station Fireworks show has been rescheduled for tonight (07/05/2018) at approximately 9:15 PM.

Lake Station Police officers have been a part of saving many lives over the years. This was good work by all involved.

Today, at approximately 3:01 PM, The Lake Station Police Department was dispatched to Evans Elementary School (2915 E 35th Avenue). Dispatch advised that they received a 911 call stating that a male juvenile was seen carrying a gun in front of the school. The Lake Station Police immediately advised dispatch to make contact with the school and place the school on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Officers from the Lake Station Police Department, New Chicago Police Department, and Hobart Police Department arrived on scene and began to secure the area by setting up a perimeter and searching the area for the suspect. It was later found that a juvenile exited a vehicle that was in the child pickup line with a bb gun and walked home at a nearby residence. The juvenile was subsequently located near his residence along with the bb gun. The Lake Station Police Department will continue the investigation to see if charges are applicable in this incident.

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 8:57 AM, Rich’s Gas Station (4301 Central Avenue Lake Station) was robbed. Thanks to the help from the public a suspect was identified and subsequently taken into custody. The following charges were filed with the Lake County Prosecutors Office. Williams Evans - Armed Robbery Level 3 Felony Christina Harris - Assisting a Criminal Class A Misdemeanor Patricia Williams - Assisting a Criminal Class A Misdemeanor

Today April 20, 2018 at approximately 8:57 AM, Rich’s Gas Station (4301 Central Avenue Lake Station) was robbed. We are trying to identify the subject in the picture below in connection to this robbery. Possibly fleeing the area in a white Chevrolet Camaro. Please call the Lake Station Police Department if you have information at 219-962-1186 and ask for Detective Sergeant Glenn Gulley or email him at

Today April 20, 2018 at approximately 8:57 AM, Rich’s Gas Station (4301 Central Avenue Lake Station) was robbed. We are trying to identify the subject in the picture below in connection to this robbery. Possibly fleeing the area in a white Chevrolet Camaro. Please call the Lake Station Police Department if you have information at 219-962-1186 and ask for Detective Sergeant Glenn Gulley or email him at

State Assistance Centers Opening in Northern Indiana to Assist Flood-Impacted Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers affected by severe weather and flooding in Indiana will have convenient access to assistance, as the State of Indiana opens three state assistance centers in Northern Indiana. Governor Eric J. Holcomb declared a disaster emergency, which currently includes 22 counties—Benton, Carroll, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall, Ohio, Perry, Pulaski, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland, Warrick and White counties. Three one-stop disaster centers will open the week of Monday, March 5. Lake County: 2460 Vermillion Street, Lake Station Indiana 46405 (Polk Elementary School, in the gymnasium.) Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jasper County: 112 Carnation Street SE, Demotte Indiana 46310 (Demotte Town Hall) Open Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Open Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The American Red Cross (ARC) and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will be on site to deliver basic necessities for those needing food, water or clothing and other essential items. State agencies will have representatives on site to provide immediate assistance and answer questions for those who have suffered a loss, including the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Department of Insurance (DOI), Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) and the Indiana State Police (ISP) will be providing additional support. These state services will be available: Housing Support – Listing of emergency shelters; listing of temporary housing; emergency housing and short-term rental assistance. Social Services – Replacement and emergency food stamps; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit cards; listing of available child care providers; mental health service referrals; mobile feeding; Red Cross and Salvation Army case work; health coverage application assistance. Unemployment Insurance – Apply for state unemployment benefits or Disaster Unemployment Insurance. Insurance Information – Interpretation of insurance policies by staff of the Indiana Department of Insurance; information on lost or damaged policies; information on obtaining copies of insurance policies; general insurance navigation advice and complaint resolution; car insurance assistance. Public Health Information – Clean up advice and education including mold removal and prevention; vaccination information, including tetanus shots; information regarding free well water testing; access and information to vital records such as birth and death certificates. Transportation Assistance – Vehicle title and registration replacement or apply for a salvage vehicle title via the BMV; replacement of driver licenses and identification cards. Agriculture – Representatives will be available to connect land owners and farmers to various local, State and federal assistance programs; erosion control mitigation and assistance-technical and possible financial assistance form BMP installation; logjam and agricultural field debris removal assistance; documentation and repair of damaged, existing conservation practices/structures; mapping/GIS support; damage surveys and documentation; support for animal and livestock issues. Please note that some services and resources may be limited and may not always be available at all sites. As water continues to recede in the southern portion of the state, the need for additional state assistance centers will be assessed. For more information about relief and recovery visit -30- Media Contact: State Joint Information Center – 317-238-1784

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT! Please be aware of possible distraction robberies. The suspects will distract the victim while others involved will burglarize the home. We have had recent reporting's in Lake Station of this type of incident. If you have elderly family members or neighbors, be sure to talk to them about this type of crime.