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NOW HIRING: Public Safety Aides

The Lakeland Police Department is currently accepting applications for Public Safety Aide. This is a non-sworn law enforcement position that handles non-confrontational, non-emergency criminal incidents and police calls where there is no suspect and a written police report is necessary.

Click here to apply.



Apply TODAY for the 2022 Citizens Police Academy! Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/3n4je7n2

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is designed for selected community-oriented citizens. The CPA includes detailed information on police topics such as uniformed patrol, special investigations (i.e., vice and narcotics), crime scene investigation, SWAT, K9, and many other areas of interest. Also included in the curriculum is a tour of the police station and communications center. A firearms familiarization course is also covered one Saturday where participants will be given a chance to test their skills at the firing range. This in-depth academy runs for fifteen (15) consecutive weeks with classes meeting every Thursday night from 6:30PM - 9:30PM.
Classes will begin on January 13, 2022, and conclude on April 21, 2022, with a graduation ceremony.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. You do not have to reside within the city of Lakeland to be accepted.



Looking to share some good will and cheer this coming holiday season? Donate to our Cops For Kids Toy Drive! 

You can drop off NEW, UNWRAPPED toy from October 18 to December 3 at any of the below locations:

- Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Avenue

- City Hall, 228 S Massachusetts Avenue

- Lakeland Public Libraries (100 Lake Morton Drive, 1700 N Florida Avenue, 4740 S Florida Avenue)

- Lakeland Electric, 501 E Lemon Street

- Kelly Recreation Complex, 404 Imperial Boulevard

For additional information, call 863.834.6912.



Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.