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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

Auxiliary Police Requirements

The Lorain Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Auxiliary Officers. Individuals are encouraged to apply who have a desire to assist the Police Department and have an interest in police work.

The purpose and objective of The Lorain Police Auxiliary is to supplement the Lorain Police Department in the performance of certain duties as determined by the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Lorain Police Department. Auxiliary officers must volunteer a minimum of 144 hours per year. These are some of the areas where the Auxiliary are currently assisting:

  • City parks and swimming pools
  • Special events such as parades, festivals and marathons
  • The school system during athletic events and school zone traffic control.
  • A road patrol to support the regular officers
  • Respond to emergencies to assist in traffic control and other areas
  • Special assignments as needed.

Auxiliary officers may be called out at a moment’s notice and they respond based on their availability. In 2002 the Auxiliary Police volunteered approximately 18,000 hours in support of the Lorain Police Department.

Applicants must possess a strong desire to serve the community. Prospective applicants must meet the following:

  1. At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or with special permission of the Safety/Service Director a G.E.D.
  2. Physically fit.
  3. Pass a background check.
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license.

Interested individuals should contact Captain Cambarare at 204-2115 or page Auxiliary Chief Malick at (440) 203-2590.