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THANK YOU to everyone who participated in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th. We enjoyed meeting many of you and participating in the wonderful activities you prepared. With over 170 organizations participating YOU made this annual event a success! 


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

  • Citizens Bank & Trust Robbery Suspect Arrested Posted 1 days ago
    On August 27, 2014, at approximately 5:33 p.m. the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (F.R.F.T.F.) members apprehended Darryl Robinson in a mobile home park in Hillsborough County.
  • Cyberbullying Posted last week
    "Cyberbullying" is simply the use of information technology to do the same thing and it’s a first degree misdemeanor punishable by 12 months in the county jail, and a $1,000.00 fine for each alleged act.
  • Mark Twain Smoke Shop Strong Armed Robbery - UPDATE Posted last week
    An Arrest Warrant for Strong-Armed Robbery and Battery upon a Person 65 yoa or older has been signed for 28 year old, Angel Miguel Molina, H/M.
  • Strong Arm Robbery - Mark Twain Smoke Shop Posted 2 weeks ago
    On Thursday, August 14, 2014, at approximately 2:37 p.m., two individuals entered the Mark Twain Smoke Shop, 124 West Main Street, and committed a strong arm robbery.
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Robbery - UPDATE Posted 2 weeks ago
    On August 14, 2014 Crime Scene Technicians developed latent prints from yesterday’s bank robbery at Citizens Bank & Trust, 1985 East Edgewood. Darryl Robinson, B/M, 54, was identified in our Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

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