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    If you are a motivated person who is interested in a career in law enforcement, then the Lakeland Police Department is for you! LPD is a CALEA and CFA accredited agency that has a tradition of excellence and is committed to providing exceptional public safety services to our community. More Information

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    The Lakeland Police Department would like to invite you to participate in the 33rd Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. National Night Out is an event where neighborhoods, businesses, churches and law enforcement come together to show solidarity in the ongoing fight against crime and drugs.   More Information

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    • Police K9 Hyde Stabbed During Apprehension of Suspect Posted 37 minutes ago
      The Lakeland Police department responded to a report of an aggravated assault at the Crestwood Hotel, 4360 Lakeland Park Drive, at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016. Upon arrival, officers interviewed a female victim, Raquel Rios, that had been strangled with a dog leash.
    • UPDATE: Retail Theft Suspect Dies After Being Detained Posted 1 days ago
      Based on the investigation conducted by the Lakeland Police Department, State Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office, the listed below individuals have been charged with Manslaughter (F2). Warrants for their arrest were signed on July 27th and they were all taken into custody on July 28th.
    • Indictment on 1998 Cold Case Posted 1 days ago
      On November 12, 1998, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to an apartment at 512 W. Magnolia Street in reference to the shooting of Carter Lee Evans, 48 years old. Mr. Evans was sitting on a bucket outside of the residence. Two black male subjects approached Mr. Evans and another victim, Mirabeau Hyacinth with a firearm to commit a robbery. Mr. Evans jumped up to flee and at that time, was shot once in the side. Mr. Evans was able to run to 607 N. Virginia Avenue where he collapsed at that residence and was later pronounced deceased.
    • Homicide Investigation at Castle Way Posted 4 days ago
      The Lakeland Police department responded to a report of a shooting at 940 Castle Way at 10:55 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016. Officers found Johnathan “Jay” Charles-Pierre, age 35, deceased inside the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest.
    • Twelve Hour Stand-Off Ends with Suspect’s Arrest Posted last week
      The Lakeland Police department responded to a report of a domestic aggravated assault at 1616 Hollingsworth Creek at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The victim advised officers that his brother, Guerry Jason Wardell, age 48, threatened him with a baseball bat and was still somewhere inside the house they shared. The victim also advised that guns were in the house in various locations.

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