Lawrence Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Police Department
  • Address: 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS
  • Chief: W Ronald Olin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (785) 832-7509

Lawrence Police Department is located at 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is W Ronald Olin. The Lawrence Police Department phone number is (785) 832-7509.

Lawrence Police Department News

UPDATE: Kasold is back open. Traffic Alert: Kasold Drive from 9th Court to Harvard is closed due to a gas leak. We will update you when the road is open.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Trunk-Or-Treat event hosted by the Pinckney and Old West Lawrence neighborhoods. We had a great time and got to see a lot of neat costumes!

Halloween is this Wednesday! Here are a few safety tips for those of you who will be out Trick-Or-Treating.

This week, the Lawrence Police Department and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center partnered together to provide Crises Intervention Team training to our officers.

WIBW featured Officer Mik Shanks on their latest edition of "Salute the Badge". This is a great story covering the 30-plus years Officer Shanks has dedicated to public safety.

Yesterday, the recruits started a 22-week strength and conditioning program with Evolution Athletics. Based on the first session, we expect to see some impressive strides in speed and endurance. No donut-eaters in this bunch! ...Okay, maybe a few donuts will be eaten along the way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We miss the good old days when smashing pumpkins was just the name of a '90s alt-rock band. Be better than this guy! Don't attack the jack (o-lantern) this Halloween season.

Check out the new changes to Massachusetts.

This morning was the start of the 40th Basic Recruit Academy. It began with the swearing in of 6 police officer recruits, 3 lateral hires, and 5 Douglas County Sheriff's Office recruits. Congratulations and good luck!

There's no better time than the present to kick your distracted driving habit to the curb! Tomorrow is International Walk to School Day, and we anticipate an uptick in pedestrian traffic. Please pay attention to the road and yield to pedestrians.

It’s National Coffee With A Cop Day. Come on out to Einstein Bros Bagels (1026 Massachusetts) for coffee and conversation. We’ll be here until 9:30a.m.

UPDATE: The individual has been located and arrested. The individual pictured below was involved in an armed robbery at the BP Gas Station at 23rd and Louisiana on Tuesday, September 25th at approximately 11:40 a.m. If you can identify the individual please contact Detective Hamilton 785-830-7452 or Detective M.T. Brown 785-830-7449. If you prefer to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-TIPS.

Last night, around 12:30 a.m., a female reported she was walking in the 1300 block of Vermont Street when a white male approached her from behind, grabbed her and covered her mouth. The victim was able to scream, and the suspect ran away.The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'9", in his 20s, with brown hair (we don't have additional descriptors). The suspect was not located. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, October 3rd is National Coffee With A Cop Day. We will be at Einstein Bros. Bagels (1026 Massachusetts) from 7:30am-9:30am. Mark it on your calendar!

It's National Cheeseburger Day! We have to give a shout-out to our good boy Cheeseburger. You're the best cheeseburger around!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the family and friends of Deputy Robert Kunze III. His watch has ended, but his memory lives on. We thank you for your service.

Thank you, Bert Nash!

Chief Burns would like to thank the Pinckney Neighborhood Association for inviting him on their walk this past Saturday. Chief Burns got the opportunity to meet a lot of good Pinckney residents despite the weather not wanting to fully cooperate. Way to go Pinckney!

Today, we remember and honor those who lost or willingly risked their lives on that fateful day 17 years ago. Never forget.

Since the last time we posted on our police doggo Deuce’s work, he has helped seize 94 pounds of marijuana and 21 pounds of meth in Douglas County. Oh yeah, and did we mention it's his birthday today? He is 4 years old. Help us wish Deuce a very happy birthday!

Rain is expected in the overnight and through the day tomorrow. Here are some tips to keep you safe while driving: • Give yourself extra time • Use your lights • Maintain a safe distance between vehicles • Ensure your windshield wipers are properly working • Avoid driving into barricades meant to keep you out of flood streets!

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday responsibly! There's no reason anyone else should take an L this weekend. Remember: You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.

Here is your Wednesday warning: Don't zone out in construction zones! Please be attentive and keep your eyes on the road. We are enforcing speed limits and distracted driving in these areas.