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Meet the Newest and Nosiest LPD Team Member

 

Say hello to DYNA, the newest recruit for our Nationally ranked K9 unit. Dyna, however, is very different from the other “boys” on the team. First, she’s a female. Secondly, she is specially trained to detect explosive materials. Her skills will be used to search locations where bomb threats are called in and at large public events. Even at the mature age of two, Dyna still has to prove that she has what it takes to be a member of the elite LPD K9 team. Currently she’s proving her skills under the guidance of Sergeant Aaron Peterman. "So far, she’s doing very well, said Peterman. She’s a very sweet dog with a gifted nose and we hope she has a long career with our unit."

This beautiful Golden Labrador was donated to the department bySoutheastern Guide Dogs. If you haven’t heard of the organization, you need to check them out at www.guidedogs.org This extraordinary group uses the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. They place more over 100 dogs each year into careers benefitting people with visual impairments, and veterans at NO CHARGE.


Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

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.

POLICE OFFICER F/T – FLORIDA EXPERIENCED (CURRENTLY EMPLOYED) – JOB POSTING WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 1 – JULY 15, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Job Description: http://tinyurl.com/zqxea69

POLICE OFFICER – JOB POSTING WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 1 – JULY 30, 2016 @ 4:00 PM 
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June 29, 2016                                                              Contact:  Sgt. Gary Gross                  

Immediate Release                                                    Phone #:  863-834-6949

 

 

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

 (Lakeland, FL):  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 13, 2016, to examine all aspects of Lakeland Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Larry Giddens announced today.  The Lakeland Police Department has to comply with approximately 87 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through the Lakeland Police Department Public Information Officer at 863-834-6949.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Lakeland Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for Lakeland Police Department is Caroline Renew.  She said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Sgt. Nicole Minick of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  Other team members are Lt. Rick Mohaupt of the Punta Gorda Police Department and Lt. Mike Sheelar of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. 

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.  Lakeland Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that the Lakeland Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief Larry Giddens said.