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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.

Programs & Services

Community Service Programs

Do The Right Thing Program
The Lorain Police Department is proud to announce the beginning of a new program known as the Do The Right Thing Program. Do The Right Thing is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing students within the community who are doing good things. Nowadays, so much emphasis is placed on what kids do wrong, that the Lorain Police Department thought it was time to start acknowledging what kids do right. The program is designed to positively impact the youth of our area by publicly recognizing children who distinguish themselves through their behavior and by establishing them as role models for their peers.

Domestic Violence Victim Rights Information
If a member of your family has caused you or your child(ren) physical harm, you have the right to tell a police officer that you want the person arrested or, based on probable cause, the officer may make an arrest on your behalf. You have the right to sign a complaint against the person who hurt you and/or your child(ren). Your complaint will allow the officer to make an arrest even though the officer did not see the assault take place.

School Resource Officer Program
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program enables the Lorain Police Department and the Lorain City Schools to take a preventive approach to school violence in a proactive manner that stresses the positive relationship with the SRO and builds on the education of students in law related matters. The SRO serves in three main capacities: l) As a law enforcement officer 2) As a law-related counselor 3) As a law-related education teacher. In addition to these three primary roles, the SRO provides a positive role model for students, many of whom have pre-conceived ideas regarding "authority figures" and particularly law-enforcement personnel.

Crime in the Lorain City School District is low. According to arecent study done by a consultant and former FBI agent, Lorain is above average nationwide in terms of security in its schools. The goal of the SRO program is to maintain that position and to continue to ensure the safety and security of students as they complete their education.  Officer Jason Orellano is currently assigned as our School Resource Officer.

Safety Town
Our Safety Town Program is a one week course that is designed to teach your child safe practices both at school and at home. The children are instructed on when, where, and how to cross the street. They are taught school bus safety, fire safety, poison control, and how to handle strangers. Safety Town is conducted Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Click on this link for additional informatoin .  Safety Town Flyer.

Underwater Recovery Team
Click here to view a slideshow demonstrating our Underwater Recovery Team in action.

Lorain Police Explorers
The purpose of the Exploring program is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to explore the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and in their communities. If you have an interest in the career of Law Enforcement, then joining a Police Explorer Post is your first step towards a exciting and fullfilling career in police work. Law Enforcement Exploring is only an introduction to the police profession. Career surveys conducted in high schools throughout the country demonstrate a significant level of student interest in law enforcement and criminal justice.

If you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement and are between the ages of 14 and 18, and of good character, and have no criminal record, and have completed the 8th grade, maintain a C average, why not join the Lorain Police Explorer Post # 911, and be on your way to a career in Law Enforcement. Today, there are more than 33,000 young men and women participating in Law Enforcement Explorer programs in over 1,800 Law Enforcement Explorer Posts organized by local law enforcement agencies.

To download the Lorain Police Explorers Application, click here or email our Explorer Recruitment Officer.