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$ 2,000 REWARD - Mario Whitfield Homicide Please call Detective Chris Kovach at (440) 204-2168 for information on this homicide.
$ 2000 REWARD - Darmis Crawford Homicide Please call Captain Roger Watkins at 440-204-2105 with any information regarding this homicide.
311 Non-Emergency Lorain Police Number Dial 311 from any landline Centurytel phone to be connected directly to our Police Dispatchers
Commend/Complaint If you would like to commend an officer/employee, or if you have a complaint, please call our Office of Professional Standards at 440-204-2116.
Drug Tip Line Drug Tip Line: 440-204-2108
Information on Recent Homicides To provide information on recent homicides or shootings, call Detectives at 440-204-2105.
PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING 21 Overdoses & 3 deaths in 48 hours involving dangerous narcotic being sold as heroin.
Report an Emergency Report an emergency or crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.
Report Non-Emergency To report non-emergency situations or crimes that are not in progress, dial 440-204-2100, or if calling within the City of Lorain on a landline phone, dial 3-1-1
Unsolved Homicide Reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two Lorain teenagers, as well as the city's other unsolved homicides.


Police Officers Honored

The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) honored Puerto Rican and Hispanic/Latino teachers and police officers in Lorain in separate ceremonies on Tuesday, November 30th. full story

Officer Marty Carreon Sworn in as Sergeant

On Monday, April 26, 2004, Officer Marty Carreon was promoted to the position of Sergeant. A swearing in ceremonoy took place on Thursday, April 29th, in Mayor Foltin's Office. Sergeant Carreon is an eleven year veteran officer of of the Lorain Police Department.

Veteran Officers Retire

From left to right: Captain Robert Davey, Chief Cel Rivera, Sergeant James Ryan, Lieutenant Robert Poli
Lieutenant Robert Poli and Sergeant James Ryan recently retired from the Lorain Police Department. Both officers began their careers in 1970 and served with distinction for 34 years. Lieutenant Poli was a longtime criminal investigator and Sergeant Ryan served primarily in the Patrol Operations and Support Services Divisions. Both were well respected and will be missed.

Special Thanks

We would like to extend a most sincere, thank-you to all the assisting agencies who participated in the search and rescue/recovery operation for Officer William Brown who accidentally drowned after a boating accident during the early hours of August 26th. The mission incorporated mutual aide from numerous departments and civilian personnel including, but not limited to: the U.S. Coast Guard, Lorain County Sheriff's Department, Lorain Fire Department, Sheffield Lake Police Department, Avon Lake Police Department, Amherst Police and Fire Departments, Vermilion Harbor Patrol, Rocky River Marine Patrol, Ohio State Patrol, Cleveland Police Department Marine Patrol, American Red Cross, Lorain and Vermilion Police Chaplains, Ohio Search Dog Association, Mr. Herbert Rosenthal of Patriot Aviation, Mr. Russ McNeal of Underwater Dive Center, and Dr. Schaffer, owner of Beaver Park Marina. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation are extended to all individuals and agencies, including our personnel, for their assistance, generosity, and comfort provided to all during this tragic time.

Veteran Officer Retires after 43 Years of Service

Patrolman Richard McCormack, Badge No. 1, can still remember the first shooting he worked as an officer for the Lorain Police Department. full story

Also Inside

Officer Richard Broz on the cover of ''Tactical Edge'' Magazine
Honored by Lorain County Children Services
Ohio Officer Wins Top Award
Lorain Patrolman is 'Ohio's Strongest'
Dispatcher keeps suicidal woman on the phone while police rush to find her