Programs

Retirement & Recognition Ceremony

Join us Friday, May 19th, 2017, to celebrate and public recognizing the amazing sacrifice, accomplishments and lives of service of our retiring officers. It’s also the time when we’ll name the Officer of the Year, the Civilian Employee of the Year and present multiple Life Saving Awards. Donations to defray the costs of the banquet and support other foundation priorities can be designated to our General Fund. (Read More)

Canine Crime Fighters – A Communities Best Friend

Did you know that the Lafayette Police Department K9 Unit consists of five patrol trained dogs?   Four of the K9 Units are assigned to the Uniform Division and one is assigned to the Street Crimes Unit.  All of the LPD K-9 Units were trained at Von Liche Kennels, located in Denver, Indiana.  The K9s are trained in narcotics detection and handler protection, as well as tracking, obedience, article searches, and area searches. (Read More)

Dare Programs

The DARE program was founded in Los Angeles in 1983, and was created to combat youth substance abuse.  The program quickly spread across the country due to its successes within the school systems.  The Lafayette Police Department adopted this program in the mid-1990s, and for over 20 years, the department has invested resources into the education of our most vulnerable citizens, the children of this community, utilizing this program. (Read More)

Body Worn Camera Project

The adoption and use of Body-Worn Camera systems represents an evolving form of new technology that is significantly affecting the field of policing. Like many police agencies, the Lafayette Police Department will use body-worn cameras for various purposes, to include:   improving evidence collection capabilities, strengthening officer performance and accountability, enhancing agency transparency, documenting encounters between police and the community members, and investigating and resolving complaints and officer involved incidents. (Read More)