City Home  > Lakeland Police Department >LPD Blog
  Search

LPD News Blog

rss

Stay informed with the Lakeland Police Department News Blog.


Help us Find Kids Who "Do The Right Thing"

We need your help.

Bi-annually the City of Lakeland Police Department honors children in our community who distinguish themselves by exhibiting exemplary behavior. If you know a child whose accomplishment, attitude, or outstanding effort make them a positive role model for their peers, please nominate them for this special award.

To submit a nomination, download and complete an application form found on our website and return it to Officer Lori Edwards via email at Lori.Edwards@polk-fl.net, or via PCSB courier at Rochelle School of the Arts or mail to the address below:

DO THE RIGHT THING PROGRAM
Lakeland Police Department
ATTN: Officer Lori Edwards
219 N Massachusetts Av
Lakeland, FL 33801

Nominations for the award ceremony in April are due by March 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.


Monthly Video Series - LakelandPD "Up Close"

In an effort to better serve our community, the Lakeland Police Department is creating a video series to take you “Up Close” into the lives of the men and women who serve and protect. The members of the Lakeland Police Department take pride in the work they do and continue to serve with a Commitment to Excellence. The video series is designed to give the community a “behind the scenes” look into how LPD does business.

Each month the video will highlight a component of the department, giving insight into the operations of that unit. The video will first be shown during the monthly Chiefs Chat, which is held on the first Monday of the month. In addition, the monthly topic of the Chief’s Chat will coincide with the video.

The video is written and directed by Sgt. Gary B. Gross, filmed and edited by City’s Communications Department. The videos will be available on:

•        YouTube 
•        Lakeland Police Department web site:  www.lakelandgov.net/lpd
•        Lakeland Police Department Facebook:  LakelandPD 
•        City of Lakeland web site:  www.lakelandgov.net

Click the link to view this month’s video on the SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle’s): http://youtu.be/4PuDMG4mwTQ


March Chief's Chat

Lakeland Police Department’s next Chief’s Chat will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department, located at 219 N Massachusetts Avenue. This month attendees will hear a presentation about the function of public information and community relations.


Volunteers Needed for Sun N Fun

The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League (PAL) need volunteers for this year’s Annual Sun n Fun Fly-In Convention scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Anyone who would like to help and/or have middle and high-school age children who need community service hours are encouraged to participate.  You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer. Volunteers 13 through 17 must have the approval of your parent or legal guardian. 

Volunteers will receive free Fly-In Day Pass, a T-Shirt, free lunch daily, and free drinks during the work shift.

There are two daily volunteer shifts at the Fly-In: 6:45 am to 11:00 am and 10:45 am to 3:00 pm.

To volunteer, contact PAL Executive Director Tim Abram at 863.834.8970.