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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 Captain Retires After 31 Years of Service

Captain William Engle retired from the Lorain Police Department June 4, 2010. He was appointed to the position of police officer on January 27, 1980 and has served for over 30 years. He was promoted to Sergeant on July 26, 1992, Lieutenant on June 26, 1994, and then to Captain on May 20, 2001. Captain Engle was an original member of the Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) Team, and previously served as Commander of the Support Services Division. His last assignment was Commander of the Operations Bureau, overseeing the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions. He did an excellent job as the Project Manager for the recent renovation project for the Lorain Police Headquarters building.

Chief Rivera: "Bill has been an integral part of every major improvement for the Lorain Police Department in the last 15 years; his knowledge and willingness to delve into complicated issues and come up with solutions will be sorely missed, on a personal and professional level. We wish him godspeed and a happy retirement as he begins his new life."

Lorain Police Department | Cel Rivera, Chief | 200 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 | Phone: 440-204-2100