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

Prison

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

Lansing Police Department offers “Meetup Spot”

Meetup Spot

Designated area provides safe spot for internet exchanges by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2017) – At the Village Board meeting, as an item of New Business, Lansing Police Chief Dennis Murrin reported that the Police Department has designated an area near the public parking lot to be a “Meetup Spot” for internet purchasers. … Read more

Village Board meeting highlights – 9/19/17

Board meeting highlights

Basketball champs, giant checks, promotions, and more by Melanie Jongsma Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 7:00pm, and typically at that meeting items are brought up for review and discussion among … Read more

Lansing Village Board recognizes Officer Tim Biron’s promotion

Tim Biron promotion

“Promotion has been long overdue, well-earned, and well-deserved,” says Chief Murrin by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 19, 2017) – As part of the Mayor’s Report at the Committee of the Whole meeting, the Village Board recognized Lansing Police Officer Tim Biron, who was recently promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant. The promotion had gone into … Read more

Lansing, Illinois, Police Department is hiring

Employment Opportunities posted information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2017) About the Lansing Police Department The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department consists of 55 sworn officers and 19 support personnel. The Command staff consists of the Chief of Police, two Deputy Chiefs, five Lieutenants, and seven Sergeants. The Patrol Division currently … Read more

Human Relations Commission

Mayor’s office expects to finalize selections by year end by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (August 31) – Mayor Patty Eidam and her staff are in the process of putting together a Human Relations Commission, a campaign promise that was accelerated at the recent Community Meeting to address police/community relations. The Community Meeting was part … Read more

Lansing team wins basketball tournament

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 19, 2017) – “Teens and police play on the same team for the pride of their town,” said the flyer announcing the first-ever Taste of Thornton Basketball Tournament. The five-on-five tournament was held at South Suburban College, and participants from seven different communities within Thornton Township competed. … Read more

Lansing residents, police, and government discuss solutions

LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2017) – An estimated 125 people gathered in the auditorium of T. F. South High School for a Community Meeting to discuss police/community relations in Lansing. Alongside The Lansing Journal, media coverage was provided by Fox 32, WGN, the Northwest Indiana Times, and LNN. The meeting was part of a series … Read more