Lansing, Michigan Police Station Information
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Lansing, MI is shown in the table. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 71% higher than the average of crimes committed in Michigan. It is also 43% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Lansing, MI shows a crime rate that is 154% higher than the Michigan average. The crime rate is also 201% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Lansing, MI is shown to be 51% higher than the Michigan average and 18% higher than the national average.
Facts about crime in Lansing, Michigan:
- The overall crime rate in Lansing is 43% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 11.1 daily crimes that occur in Lansing.
- Lansing is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
- In Lansing you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Lansing has decreased by 3%.
The Administrative Services Division is comprised of the Detention Unit, Training Unit (Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and other Employee Training), Police Policy and Procedures, Budget and Payroll, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, and the Gang Resistance, Education and Training (GREAT) Program.
Detention Unit – Processes and maintains care of all individuals lodged at the Lansing Lock-up.
Training Unit – Ensures that all employees, sworn and civilian are trained according to mandated requirements and fair and impartial policing practices.
Policy and Procedures – Responsible for the development of meaningful policies and procedures to help guide employees as they make critical law enforcement decisions.
Budget and Payroll – Maintains fiscal and grant oversight, budget preparation and employee payroll systems. Emergency
Management/Homeland Security Unit – This section is responsible for the planning, directing, coordinating of emergency operations and preparedness efforts.
GREAT Program – An evidence-based gang and violence prevention program built around a school-based, law enforcement officer instructed classroom curriculum. The program is an LPD initiative intended to reduce youth violence and gang membership. (See Programs to find more information about GREAT).
The Investigations Division continually strives to enhance criminal investigation by implementing, proactive, creative and innovative strategies. The Investigations Division promotes investigatory techniques that are based on leading best practices and supported by empirical research. Our employees are true professionals that are committed to the forging of new community partnerships and strategies that effectively respond to crime and quality of life issues.
Violent Crime Initiative
The outstanding under cover work of our Special Operations Section assisted in the creation and implementation of a regional violent crime control effort, synonymously named the Violent Crime Initiative (VCI). The VCI seeks to enhance investigatory initiatives that focus primarily on violence, drugs and guns in our communities. The VCI embraces a host of partnerships (local, State and federal) in order to bring our most dangerous felons to justice.
While the voices of homicide victims may remain silent our Cold Case Homicide Unit serves as a community advocate. The unit’s chief mission is to bring a sense of closure to the family and friends of those tragically killed. The unit enjoins collaborative police strategies which embrace new technologies and strategies in order to solve and prosecute homicide cases.
- Bicycle Unit
- Lansing Police Department Bicycle Unit
- Chaplain Corp.
- LPD Chaplains
Our efforts in community policing have reduced crime and spurred neighborhood and business cooperation.
The Community Services Unit provides support and resources to residents of Lansing.
Crime Scene Investigation
Crime Scene Investigation requires the application of diligent and careful methods by which investigators recognize, identify, preserve and collect evidence.
The Capital Area Dive Team (CADT) responds to all rescue and recovery open water incidents in Lansing, Ingham and Eaton County which involve people and objects.
The Lansing Police Honor Guard is comprised of volunteer officers who have committed themselves to the time and training required for the specialized duties.
The Office of Internal Affairs (OIA) was established under the direction of Mike Yankowski, Chief of Police.
The Lansing Police Department Canine Unit was formed in 1985 with 3 teams. Today we have 10 working teams and is one of the largest Canine Unit Programs in the State of Michigan.
A Neighborhood Watch is an organized effort by concerned citizens to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.
The Special Operations Section is responsible for many tasks that require undercover operations in order to enforce various state and local laws.
The 1973 Crime Control Act enabled federal funding for police tactical units. The Lansing Police Department applied for and received such a grant, allowing the LPD tactical team to be formed.
Traffic Unit / Special Events
The Motorcycle Unit is responsible for promoting traffic safety and coordinating special events such as parades, runs, marches and protests, occurring in the City of Lansing.
Tri-County Metro Narcotics
The Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad (METRO) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force operating in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Staff Services Division
The Staff Services Division’s primary mission is to provide administrative and operational expertise to staff and citizens. The Division manages the following units: Criminal Records, FOIA, Identification unit, Electronic Equipment Maintenance Unit (EEMU), Recruiting and the Property and Supply Unit.
Uniform Patrol Division
The Patrol Division is the largest division of the Department with members. The Division consists of 167 officers from Uniform Patrol, Canine Unit, Community Policing, School Resource, Neighborhood Watch, Special Units, and Traffic Unit.
Lansing Police Department Address:
Michael Yankowski, Chief of Police
120 W Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Address 1: 120 W Michigan Ave 2nd Fl
Zip Code: 48933-1699
County: Ingham County
Phone #: 517-483-4800
Fax #: 517-377-0162
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 118000
Number of Officers: 264
Police Records Request in Lansing, Michigan
All police reports are released through the Freedom of Information Act Requests must be made in writing and are accepted in person, by mail, email or fax. LPD has five business days to provide a response. In cases when more time is needed to provide a complete response, a 10-business-day extension may be necessary. Fees vary based on the amount of information requested and the time to process the information.