City Home  > Lakeland Police Department >LPD Home

Welcome from
Chief Larry Giddens

Stay Connected


  • Join LPD
  • Public Records Request
  • Report A Crime
  • Forensic Artist


    Chief Giddens and LPD Team participating in 22 Push Up Challenge

    Help Us Solve The Homicide Case of Jonathan Charles-Pierre

    Johnathan "Jay" Charles was murdered on Monday, July 25, 2016 at his residence of 940 Castle Way. A witness reported seeing a suspect jump into a vehicle with possibly two other males inside. The vehicle has been described as green, with four doors and a folded temporary license tag.  More Information

    Crime Stoppers has authorized a reward of $8000.00 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

    One of the most important projects the Lakeland Police Department Foundation is currently working on is the construction of a Lakeland Police Department Fallen Heroes Memorial to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Find out how you can be a part of this meaningful project. Visit

    LPD News Blog

    • Wanted Suspect BRIAN BENDER Arrested Posted last month
      On August 22, at around 3:00 p.m., BRIAN BENDER, who was wanted for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Domestic Violence Aggravated Battery and Domestic Violence Simple Battery was arrested by members of our Street Crimes Unit.
    • Homicide of Jonathan Charles-Pierre Posted last month
      A press conference will be held at the Lakeland Police Department on August 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the 3rd floor conference room. Members of the Violent Crimes Unit will be present, along with family members of the victim Jonathan “Jay” Charles-Pierre, to speak to the media. Charles-Pierre, age 35, was shot to death inside the residence of 940 Castle way on July 25th. Please keep in mind that this is still very much an active criminal investigation and we will be limited as to what information we can release.
    • Two Fatalities in Memorial Boulevard Accident Posted last month
      The Lakeland Police department responded to a traffic accident with multiple injuries and two fatalities on August 7, 2016 at approximately 12:18 p.m. According to reports, Alexas A. Moore, age 20, was traveling westbound on US 92 West with passenger Armani T. Evans, age 22, in a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. At the same time a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Charles R. Harrelson, age 68, was traveling eastbound with two passengers; Rita E. Harrelson, age 67 and Blannie Denmark age 86. As the vehicles were approaching each other, the Chevrolet left its lane of travel, crossed over the raised concrete median and into the path of the Jeep. The Jeep impacted passenger side of the Chevrolet causing the car to flip and both the driver and passenger were ejected.
    • Lakeland Police Department Retains Two National CALEA® Accreditations  Posted last month
      The Lakeland Police Department is proud to announce that it has successful retained two national accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®). On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Chief Larry Giddens and senior staff accepted the reaccreditations for department’s overall standards of performance and for their Public Safety Communications operation at the summer conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Police K9 Hyde Stabbed During Apprehension of Suspect Posted last month
      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.

    Read More »