Lawrence Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Police Department
  • Address: 9001 E. 59th St., Lawrence, 46216 IN
  • Chief: Michael L. Walton (Chief of police)
Phone: 317-545-7575
Fax: 317-549-6409

Lawrence Police Department is located at 9001 E. 59th St., Lawrence, 46216 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Michael L. Walton. The Lawrence Police Department phone number is 317-545-7575.

Lawrence Police Department News

Thank you to all US Armed Forces veterans who served, are serving currently, & their families. Freedom isn’t Free.

Thanks to WISH-TV Jenny Dreasler for this timely reminder. PLEASE don't leave cars running and unattended to warm up. #LP56 #NeverForgotten https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/winter-weather-mistake-of-drivers-could-turn-deadly/1580005079

We wanted to share in advance the great news that LPD's Citizens Academy will be returning for 2019! The Academy will be held at the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center, and/or at the LPD Training Center every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning on March 7th. The academy will be open to individuals who reside or work in the City of Lawrence. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1 through February 1, 2019. Beginning January 1st, all interested applicants will need to go to www.cityoflawrence.org to fill out the online application, or you can pick up an application at the City of Lawrence Government Center located at 9001 E. 59th St., Suite 200, Lawrence, IN 46216. These will not be available until January 1st. The Lawrence Police Department's Citizen’s Academy is an educational outreach program designed to provide citizens a greater understanding of the inner-workings of their police department, and of the role that law enforcement plays within the criminal justice system. The academy is designed to fully engage citizens through rigorous training and classroom sessions over the course of 10 weeks. Some of the training in the program will include: • Crime Scene Investigations • Emergency Vehicle Operations • Traffic Enforcement • Ride-Along • Firearms Training/Simulation • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) • Use of Force • Internal Investigations • Communications • K-9 Unit • Crisis Intervention The Citizen’s Police Academy is especially effective in enhancing communication between officers and citizens. In addition to the classroom sessions, participants will also participate in “ride-alongs” with our patrol officers, allowing for a real-life perspective on contemporary policing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 317-549-6404.

We had great weather for trick or treating last night, thank you to all for a safe, fun evening. Shout out also to Robbie Blackwell and mom Steph for bringing cookies and snacks for the officers working yesterday evening, we're grateful for your continuing support of LPD!

We wanted to share a few Halloween Safety Tips with everyone... 1. Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors. Plan your route ahead of time and find the safest, most efficient route to and from Trick or Treating. Carry a flashlight, or lightsticks for increased visibility. 2. Make sure costumes are fire-resistant, and candy bags or pails are reflective. Costumes shouldn’t drag too far on the ground to avoid tripping, and masks, hats, and shoes should be well-fitting. Consider using safe face-paint, instead of masks, to avoid restricted vision. And please, don't wear masks or disguises into businesses (you would be surprised how often this occurs). 3. If you plan to be driving during trick-or-treat hours, watch for children walking in neighborhoods, and across medians & curbs. Be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully. 4. Always use the sidewalk, and do not cut across yards or use alleys.Cross roads at a crosswalk. Adults should accompany young children, or those with special needs. 5. When in doubt, throw the candy out. Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is completely unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade and not factory-wrapped. Watch for candy that could present a choking hazard for smaller children. Extra LPD officers will be out in neighborhoods to help ensure a safe, fun Halloween for all! Don't forget to stop by City of Lawrence Fire Department fire stations also!

Due to the potential of inclement weather Wednesday, to help ensure safe Halloween Trick or Treating, official hours for the City of Lawrence Indiana will now be Tuesday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. We look forward to a safe evening of trick or treating for everyone. Please stop by any City of Lawrence Fire Department fire house, as they will all have treats to hand out! Please help us spread the word by sharing this post.

REMINDER: This important community presentation is this afternoon from 1 pm- 3 pm in the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center Public Assembly Room. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center The Julian Center Register at https://www.juliancenter.org/event/badtothebone/

Great job Officer Hickey, and K9 Axel!

Well done to our friends and colleagues City of Lawrence Fire Department! If anyone has an older smoke alarm that you would like to have checked or replaced, please contact LFD. This program will continue while supplies last. Requests should be made to 317-542-4551.

As cooler weather approaches, it’s a good time to remind everyone to not start and leave their running vehicles unlocked and unattended. Leaving running vehicles unattended with keys in the ignition is an invitation to steal your car. It only takes seconds to steal a vehicle left unlocked, running, & unattended. Here are some good tips… • Install a remote starter so you can warm up your car without unlocking doors • Install an alarm/vehicle tracking system • Remove valuables from your vehicle, or at least hidden from plain view • Park in public, well-lit, security-monitored parking areas • Always lock your vehicle, even in your garage • Keep your vehicle attended/in constant view while warming A minute or two of extra attention can prevent vehicles from being stolen.

Great joining our friends & colleagues with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza Fort Ben/Lawrence today for their community outreach lunch.

Had a great time representing at MSD of Lawrence Township Indian Creek Elementary School Fall Harvest Hoopla Saturday. Fun event!

Thank you to all who participated last Saturday during our City of Lawrence Indiana Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana Community Shred-it & Electronics Recycling Day! We’re grateful for everyone’s continuing generous support for this terrific community service event! 2 Shred-it trucks of documents, 2 Technology Recyclers trucks of electronics, & 12 boxes of unneeded prescription medications were turned in, all for safe disposal. Lawrence Police Explorers AARP Indiana Walgreens

Good preview from WISH-TV of Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana Community Shred-It & Electronics Recycling Day tomorrow, October 20th, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, here at the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center. https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/shred-day-preview/1535572906

LPD Shout Out to our colleagues Beacon of Hope Crisis Center, especially their awesome Director of Victim Advocacy Tiffany Wilson, who joined DC Bigsbee, Captain Cantrell, Det Hinshaw, & Crime Prevention Director James, in conducting a Domestic Violence Awareness presentation at DFAS (Defense Finance & Accounting Service) yesterday! #DVAM #DVAM2018 #TakeAStand

Thank you to RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis) Nicole Griffin- RTV6 for spotlighting this community outreach effort! City of Lawrence Indiana City of Lawrence Fire Department https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/marion-county/city-focused-on-building-stronger-relationships

LPD is honored to continue our great partnership with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana as a host site for Community Shred-It and Electronics Recycling Day, coming up this Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.at the City of Lawrence Indiana Government Center. A $5/per shredding box donation is requested to benefit Crime Stoppers. Recycling personal electronics and computers are free, courtesy of Technology Recyclers. There will be a $10 fee for all TV/Computer monitors due to their materials. This will be a prescription drug take back event, NO NEEDLES OR SHARPS, please. We look forward to seeing you there! AARP Indiana Walgreens

LPD was honored to be a part of the recent collaborative effort between several law enforcement agencies to bring Force Science Institute 3-Day Course to the area! This training, which studies the dynamics and realities of human interaction during high-stress, rapidly unfolding encounters, is among the very best ongoing in the nation for law enforcement and supporting agencies. Great job to our friends and colleagues Cumberland Police Department Indiana for their leadership role in coordinating this collaborative effort. Central Indiana Police Foundation Indianapolis Fop Lodge 86 Greenfield Police Department Fortville Police Department Indianapolis Airport Police Department Carmel Police Department Warren Township School Police Department Hancock County Sheriff's Department

This past Saturday, LPD's Crime Watch program collaborated with several community partners for an outreach event to continue building relationships within the Spanish-speaking community. The department’s crime prevention unit is piloting this program to increase Crime Watch efforts throughout the community, including with Spanish-speaking residents in the City of Lawrence Indiana. The pilot outreach event occured in Oakridge Manor on Pendleton Pike, and was made possible through a creative partnership with the City of Lawrence Fire Department, La Plaza, The Jane Pauley Community Center, Gleaner’s Food Bank, St. Simon the Apostle Catholic School, Anthem, and Alivio Clinic. LPD, asssited by our amazing Lawrence Police Explorers distributed crime watch and crime prevention tips. Each family received referrals for winter coats from La Plaza, St Simons provided children with winter hats and gloves, a Behavioral Health Clinician offered free counseling services in Spanish, Gleaner’s Food Bank provided 150 CARE bags of food, Anthem provided thermometers and other items, and the City of Lawrence Fire Department checked and offered smoke detectors. Thank You one and all who collaborated to continue building relationships throughout the community!

LPD is honored to host statewide Chaplains conference here this week. LE Chaplains from across the state are attending.

Reminder that the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben is this Saturday, Oct 6th, right here in the historic Fort Harrison State Park area, and surrounding neighborhoods. Follow the link below for additional details, including road closure locations and times. http://indyhalfmarathon.com/races/indy-half-marathon-at-fort-ben/

LPD's thoughts are with the Florence Police Dept, the Florence Co Sheriff's Office, South Carolina, and their families. #ThinBlueLine

Special LPD Shout Out to the wonderful staff at Culver's who hosted us for National Coffee with a Cop Day today! We are grateful for all who stopped by to visit and chat. And, ICYMI, LPD's resident rockstar K9 Axel and his human sidekick Officer Hickey attended, where Axel greeted his admiring fans!

Reminder that tomorrow is National Coffee with a Cop Day! Come join us at Culver's from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm to visit & chat. We look forward to seeing everyone there! http://www.cityoflawrence.org/news/2018/09/26/meet-lpd-command-staff-officers-coffee