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LPD 12th Annual Open House

LPD 12th Annual Open House

The Lakeland Police Department will host their 12th Annual Open House on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This free event gives citizens the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Lakeland’s finest. This year’s event is focused on “See Something. Say Something”.  During this fun-filled family day, you can meet members of the SWAT team, take a peek inside LPD’s mobile command center, see the armored rescue vehicle up close and check out the k-9 team in action!  There will be tours of the police station beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running until 1:30 p.m. These tours include the Crime Lab, Communications Center and the Emergency Operations Center. The Community Services Unit will be doing bicycle helmet fittings and giving away free helmets to the children. Plenty of children’s activities, live entertainment and free hot dogs and popcorn make for a guaranteed good time!  

So gather your family, friends and neighbors and come out and enjoy a day with the Lakeland Police Department.




Register Your Neighborhood for National Night Out 2016 

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. This event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs as well as strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. This is a great opportunity to send a message to criminals letting them know that local neighborhoods are organized and fighting back! This year’s theme is “See Something, Say Something!” Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, your neighborhood can celebrate National Night Out with a variety of activities such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals and visits from local officials and police officers. To ensure that members from the Lakeland Police Department stop by and celebrate with you, register your neighborhood or community group today! It’s free to participate and the benefits your community will receive from this event could extend well beyond this one night. 

Applications are available online at www. lakelandgov.net/lpd. For full details, contact: Cindy Sharp at 863.834.6912 | cynthia.sharp@lakelandgov.net

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM


Dear Property Owner/Manager,

Would you like to see a potential reduction of crime in your property and the City of Lakeland? It is the pleasure of the Lakeland Police Department to invite you to the FREE Seminar of Safe Watchful Active Neighborhoods (S.W.A.N.)

The Lakeland S.W.A.N. program is honest and direct. It is designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing incidents of crime in rental properties. The program utilizes a unique three-part strategy which ensures the crime prevention goal, while maintaining an approach that is tenant-friendly. S.W.A.N. will educate property owners about crime prevention, applicant screening, drug nuisance abatement, along with many other benefits. After completion of the three-part program you will have access to resources and products that would have to be purchased otherwise. 

The first phase of the program is attending the seminar, all that you need to do is fill out and return the registration form.

March 10, 2015 
Lakeland Police Department – 2nd floor Community Room 
219 N. Massachusetts 
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form

If you have any questions feel free to contact 863-834-6912. We hope to see you there!

Thank you, 

Cindy Sharp
Community Services Unit Supervisor



If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, please have a designated driver.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated saint’s days in the world, but all too often it shares that great distinction with a far lesser one—too many people are driving drunk and killing or maiming themselves and others on the road as a result.  Even if you think you’ve had only a few drinks and are just feeling ‘buzzed,’ don’t kid yourself because Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills; it also impairs your judgment.

The Lakeland Police Department recommends the following easy steps, for a safe St. Patrick’s Day.
•  Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin and designate a sober driver.
•  If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement.
•  And remember, if you know people who are about to drive, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.