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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.

Crime Prevention

Going on Vacation?

We believe your vacation is important quality family time, and you shouldn’t have to worry about the security of your home while you’re away. Let us know when you’re leaving, and the Lorain Police Department will perform daily (exterior) security inspections of your home while you are on vacation. You may accomplish this by one of two ways; whichever is most convenient for you. These options are as follows:

  1. Notify us by phone at (440) 204-2100
  2. Come to the police department in person at 100 West Erie Avenue and complete a vacation home report before leaving on vacation.

The Lorain Police Department will need the following information to complete a vacation/unoccupied home report:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Date of Departure
  • Date of Return
  • Local Emergency Contact(s) (name, address, phone)
  • Deliveries discontinued (mail, paper- recommended) ?
  • Location of night-lights
  • Persons authorized on property (name, relationship)
  • Any pets on property?

NOTE: We will discontinue the vacation check as per your return date listed. If for any reason you return early or stay longer, it will be necessary to call us at (440) 204-2100 to continue/discontinue the watch.