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Welcome to the Lakeland Police Department’s website.

The Lakeland Police Department is a full service police agency, accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). We have dedicated personnel who are committed to the philosophy of community-oriented policing. Through a partnership with the residents of Lakeland we can work to solve problems and improve the quality of life for the entire community. Part of that partnership is to provide open communications with our public partners.

The Lakeland Police Department has 227 sworn and 117 civilian personnel who work in various functions of the department and are united in our effort to make our City a better place to work, play and live. We are dedicated to promoting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Lakeland through crime prevention and other essential public safety services.

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In partnership with the community, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, our mission is to maintain order and improve the quality of life of the citizens we serve.


Dedicated professionals working together to provide excellent service which enhances the quality of life in Lakeland.


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Our goal is to make the website a center of communications with the community in addition to our social media outlets of Twitter, Facebook, and Nixle. We hope you will take advantage of our new website and keep up with the steady flow of information we offer here. Let us know how we can improve our service to you.

LPD News Blog

  • Missing/Endangered Adult Male Posted 13 hours ago
    The Lakeland Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a Missing/Endangered Adult male. Kenneth Taylor, 44, was last seen at Munn Park (201 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL) at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014.
  • Accident with serious injuries Posted 2 days ago
    Man ejected from vehicle in accident on Kathleen Road
  • Two Arrested in Shooting Posted 2 days ago
    On 7-19-14 at approximately 7:34 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department received a call regarding shots fired into a residence located at 1301 Golconda Rd.
  • Endangered Missing Adult Posted 4 days ago
    On July 17th, 2014, Priscilla Nicole Morales, 30 years old, threatened to do harm to herself and her children.
  • Crime Stoppers Bulletin - Shoplifting/Petit Theft Suspect Posted 5 days ago
    Lakeland Police are attempting to identify an unknown black male who is a suspect in a theft from Dillard’s, 3800 Highway 98 N.

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