Established in 1853, the Lorain Police Department is comprised of 113 Police Officers and 34 civilian employees. Our department patrols the City of Lorain, protecting over 24 square miles and nearly 64,000 residents.

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Lorain PD School Resource Officer Dave Kuzsnir met with students at St. Peter’s School to talk about the dangers of inappropriate cyber behavior and bullying. ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the past few months, a group of students from the Amherst Steele High School Steele New Live program have been working hard making a project on community/police relations. They embedded a team of students with several local police departments, including our own, to produce this feature. We are very proud to share the final product of their work and we thank them for caring enough to draw attention to a very important subject. Great job! ... See MoreSee Less

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The emergency snow ban is canceled today (1/13/18) at 3PM. ... See MoreSee Less

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LORAIN, OH: In anticipation of the extreme amount of snowfall being forecasted for the City of Lorain on Friday evening and into Saturday of this week, advance notice of a citywide emergency snow ban that will be placed effective Noon, Thursday, January 11, 2018 is being provided.

Per Ordinance 02-15, Chapter 357(a) parking is not permitted on any city street, avenue, boulevard, parkway or highway within City limits, with the exceptions of addresses that do not have a dedicated driveway. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

As always, motorists are reminded to use extra caution when driving during winter weather conditions, and are encouraged to stay off the roads if possible. This snow ban will remain in effect until further notice.

For further information please contact the City of Lorain Street Department at 440.244-4294 or 440.258.3510.
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