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This is the official blog of the City of Lakeland, Florida. Check back frequently to stay up to date with all that going on in our beautiful city!


Thanks to Bent's Cycling and Fitness for fixing the Dobbins Park Fixit Station bike pump!

After the pump failed to work a few months ago, Bent's came forward to offer their services free of charge to fix the bike pump for the neighborhood. The Fixit station was a project that Dixieland Neighborhood Association initiated with grant funding from the City’s Neighborhood Outreach Program.

 

On Friday, July 10 at 3:00 p.m. Heather will be sworn in as LakelandPD's newest officer.

Heather was born in December of 1991 in Lakeland, FL. She grew up in Lakeland and attended Lake Gibson Senior High School where she graduated in 2010. She began her career at the City of Lakeland in the Parks and Recreation Department in 2012. In 2013, she began working at the Lakeland Police Department as a Public Safety Aide. Heathers’ dream was to become a police officer. In 2014 the Lakeland Police Department made her dream come true and sponsored her through the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety. Heather is the oldest child in her family with one sister, Amy (20), and one brother, Garrett (17).

We wish Heather all the best. Thank you for service.

 


Lakeland Police Department Promotion Ceremony

 

LAKELAND, FL (July 8th, 2015)

 

A promotion ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in the First United Methodist Church Wesley Center (new building), located at 72 Lake Morton Dr. Lakeland, Florida 33801. 

 

Captains Ruben Garcia and Victor White will be promoted to Assistant Chief of Police, Lieutenants Hans Lehman and Sammy Taylor will be promoted to Captain, Sergeants Brent Addison and Mark Melius will be promoted to Lieutenant, and Officers Joseph Parker, Richard “Brian” Wallace, and Jasper Yzaguirre will be promoted to Sergeant at this time.

 

 

 

Media inquiries should be directed to 863.583-2357.

 


The City of Lakeland has received funding to provide no-cost landscape and irrigation audits toLakeland Water customers who are using at least 20,000 gal/month of metered drinking water and who have an operable in-ground sprinkler system on a timer. 

 

The no-cost audit includes:

·An sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations

·Landscaping evaluation with planting recommendations

·Help with your irrigation timer

·A water conservation kit

·A free rain sensor if needed

To participate contact Daphne McCann at (863) 834-6193; Daphne.McCann@lakelandgov.net