Police Deparment
$ 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 Detective Steve Curry at 204-2166 with any information regarding this homicide.
$ 500 Reward - Missing Peson Kathleena "Kat" Burke Contact Lorain Police Detective Bureau at 440-204-2105 with any information.
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.

Officer Richard Broz on the cover of ''Tactical Edge'' Magazine

Lorain Police Officer Richard Broz is featured on the cover of "The Tactical Edge" magazine for his gallant efforts in trying to save a CHILD'S life. the tactical edge is a Well-known nationally recognized law enforcement publication.

On March 19, 1999, a narcotics search warrant was executed on East 21st Street by the SWAT Team and Narcotics Bureau. During the raid, Officer Steve Schmittle discovered a two-year old boy, who looked pale and had not been awakened during the commotion of the raid.

Suspecting something was wrong with the child, Officer Schmittle called for the SWAT Team's tactical paramedic. When I examined the child, he was unconscious and unresponsive and showed signs of hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen to the body and brain. This is a condition associated with the prolonged exposure to crack cocaine. It appeared that the child, who was lying on a bed littered with cocaine residue and paraphernalia in a bedroom next to the room where most of the crack smoking took place, had ingested cocaine or succumbed to the second-hand smoke of the drug abusers. After administering emergency medical treatment to the child, he was revived enough to transport to the hospital by ambulance where laboratory tests revealed the presence of cocaine in his body. He seems to have recovered completely. The criminal trial of his mother is still pending as of this date.