Lansing, Illinois, Police Department hiring Probationary Police Officer

Applications available February 20 through March 17, 2018 information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (February 5, 2018) – The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officer. The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department currently consists of 58 sworn officers. Starting salary for the position … Read more

Lansing’s vehicle sticker code—additional information

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2018) – The recent discussion and impending vote on raising the price of vehicle stickers raised questions about motor vehicle policy and enforcement within the village. Lansing’s Municipal Code is available via the Village website—hovering over the About Lansing tab will bring up a menu that includes a … Read more

Opportunities with the Lansing Police Department

Lt. Al Phillips says is LPD’s strongest referral source by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2018) – At the first class in this year’s Citizens Policy Academy course, Recruiting Officer Al Phillips shared information about how the Lansing Police Department recruits new officers. Though the Department invests time and money visiting and advertising … Read more

Illinois State Police prepare for holiday travel

State Troopers will strictly enforce DUI, Speeding, Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving Information provided by the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz is reminding motorists in Lansing and throughout Illinois to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent senseless tragedies during the upcoming Christmas and New … Read more

Legion Riders thank Lansing Police and Fire Departments

Legion Riders

$300 donations are an expression of partnership and appreciation by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2017) – Outside the courtroom, before the Village Board meetings began, representatives of the Legion Riders Edward Schultz Chapter 697 held their own brief meeting with Police Chief Dennis Murrin and Fire Chief Ken Verkaik. They presented each with … Read more

Diversity encouraged in Citizen’s Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy

Lt. Scott Bailey hopes for a variety of ages, races by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2017) – Since the early 2000s, the Lansing Police Department has offered a Citizen’s Police Academy for Lansing residents. Lt. Scott Bailey is organizing the program this year, with help from Sgt. Gabe Barajas. Bailey hopes the Citizen’s … Read more

Lansing criminologist Elvis Slaughter publishes research findings


Preschool to Prison discusses education, environment, and parenting factors by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 21, 2017) – Elvis Slaughter, Lansing resident and current member of the Fire and Police Commission, has released his new book, Preschool to Prison. The book discusses risk factors and problem behavior in children and teenagers, and offers advice for … Read more

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