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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.

NEWS RELEASE: Cop Logic, On-Line Reporting System

The Lorain Police Department is proud to announce it will be providing a new online police reporting option for the public. This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types, (minor theft, vehicle burglary, lost property, harassing telephone calls, crime tips, etc.), over the internet at their convenience. The Lorain Police Department expects this internet based reporting service to be very popular among citizens who have come to expect police services to be provided in a timely manner, and as convenient as possible.

The service will allow the public to file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or call them back. The public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon submitting the report. The report will be reviewed by police personnel and once approved the filing person will receive an email with a copy of the report attached without cost. The report will transfer into the Lorain Police Department's records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as if the report had been filed by a police officer.

The purpose of providing this on-line option is to utilize current technology to meet the reporting requirements of our citizens (when the crime is not in progress and there are no suspects), while at the same time freeing up officers to concentrate on high priority community needs. Given the critical manpower situation that the Police Department finds itself in, it is imperative that we take whatever steps necessary to assure that adequate backup is available to our officers in the field. The Lorain Police Department will be using the Desk Officer Online Reporting System from San Ramon, California based software company, Coplogic, Inc.. The web based crime reporting service will start on Monday, May 23, 2011 and can be accessed through the Lorain Police Department website It is our intent that CopLogic's online reporting system will complement PoliceReportsU.S. and PoliceReports.U.S. allows citizens to go online and print up copies of vehicle accident reports; this reduces the number of people that have to come to the police station for copies and the vast amount of mail and fax requests that we receive. Last month 1800 individuals and insurance companies chose to get their accident reports online. allows the public to get timely reports of crime that has occurred in a specific neighborhood during a specific time. The Lorain Police Department will continue to research alternative technological methods that will improve police service for the citizens of Lorain.