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The Lakeland Police Department has a tips hotline that is available for our community members to report crime information/criminal activity 24-hours a day/365 days per year. To access the hotline you can contact 863-834-2549, or e-mail us at In addition, residents can also contact Heartland Crime Stoppers to report tips on crimes; 1-800-226-8477.

Information is accepted anonymously, or the caller may leave information to be contacted by an investigator. All information regarding reporting persons is held in strict confidence, and shall not be divulged to any party.

Special Investigations Section

The Special Investigations Section is responsible for addressing street-level crimes, such as, prostitution and drug complaints. The officers in this unit investigate narcotic and vice-related crimes and some members operate in a covert fashion utilizing a variety of investigative techniques.

The Special Investigations Section is utilizes criminal intelligence gathered from many different sources to address law enforcement issues within the community.