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.

Common Questions


Written directions to the Lorain Police Department are below the map.

Direction to the Lorain Police Department

From South Rt. 58
Take Rt. 58 north to Rt. 6 (West Erie Ave). Turn right on Rt. 6 approximately 1 mile to Broadway. City Hall/Police Department is located on the left.

From I-90/Ohio Rt. 2 Eastbound & Westbound
Get off at the Middle Ridge/South Broadway exit. If coming from eastbound direction, turn right off exit ramp; if coming from westbound, turn left off exit ramp. Proceed north approximately 4 miles on Broadway Avenue until you have reached West Erie Avenue (you will come up almost to the lake can can go north no further). Turn left onto West Erie Avenue. The Police Station is located on the northwest corner of Broadway Avenue and West Erie Avenue. It is within the City Hall Building at 100 West Erie Avenue, located on the first floor.

From I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)
Take Exit #145. After tollbooth, bear right to Rt. 57 north toward Lorain. Go one mile north on Rt. 57 to I-90/Route 2. Turn left (west toward Toledo) on I-90/Route 2 and proceed to Broadway/Middle Ridge exit. Follow above directions for I-90/Ohio Route 2 eastbound/westbound.

From I-480 Westbound via Ohio Turnpike
Go west on I-480 until it connects with Ohio Turnpike (I-80) at the Lorain County line in North Ridgeville/North Olmsted. Go west on Ohio Turnpike to Exit #145. Follow above directions for Ohio Turnpike.

I-71 Northbound
Traveling north from Columbus on I-71, get on Ohio Turnpike (I-80) at Ohio Turnpike Exit #161 in Strongsville. Take Ohio Turnpike west toward Toledo to Exit #145. Follow above directions for Ohio Turnpike.