The City of Lakeland is centrally located within the state of Florida and is close to several area attractions which include; Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Lego Land. In addition to these vacation destinations, Lakeland is home to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport where the annual Sun N Fun Fly In happens in the spring. Lakeland offers easy access to Tampa or Orlando for those who are flying into the area! We are also the home of the spring training camp for the Detroit Tigers.
The City of Lakeland spans approximately 75 square miles and had a population of 100,008 in 2014.
The Lakeland Police Department is composed of the Administrative Bureau (Chief’s office), the Neighborhood Services Bureau (NSB), the Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) and the Special Services Bureau (SSB). An Assistant Chief oversees NSB, ISB and SSB.
The department has an authorized strength of 227 sworn full-time officers (1 chief, 3 assistant chiefs, 4 captains, 11 lieutenants, 35 sergeants, and 173 officers) and 118 civilian employees.
The department’s annual budget for FY 2013 was approximately $37 million dollars.
Department workload for 2013 included:
• 93,942 computer-generated event numbers
• 24,414 reports
• 11,200 traffic citations
• 205 DUI arrests
• 310,222 total calls to communications
• 774 Domestic violence calls
• 14,846 new pieces of evidence
• 1,334 completed crime lab cases
Mission, Vision and Values
History of LPD
Saluting LPD Military Veterans
Meet the New Employees