East Lansing Police Department

Police Officer with CRC internThe East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) consists of 54 sworn officers and 61 non-sworn personnel. It is committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, preservation of peace, order and safety, enforcement of laws and ordinances and safeguarding constitutional guarantees. 

The ELPD engages in a number of community outreach activities, including an active Neighborhood Watch program, National Night Out, Shop with a Cop, Taste of East Lansing, Ingham County TRIAD Senior Prom, Haven House Christmas, the Police Athletic League (PAL) and more.

Registration and Documentation Services

Police Records offers a number of registration and documentation services, including police incident reports, accident reports, gun permits, record checks, security clearance letters, notary public service, in-car video, all other video and audio, sex offender registry and background checks. The Police Desk, located next to Police Records, offers PBT and fingerprinting. Learn more.

Neighborhood Watch & Community Outreach

The ELPD works closely with residents and has recently expanded its Neighborhood Watch Program. The program consists of 26 assigned neighborhood resource officers who work closely with community members to keep neighborhoods safe.The ELPD has also implemented a Business Watch Program that works closely with business owners.

ELPD Sgt. James Campbell serves as the Neighborhood Watch Supervisor, Community Outreach Coordinator and LGBTQ Liaison for the East Lansing Police Department. Community members can contact Sgt. Campbell by email or by calling (517) 319-6897 ext. 6467.

Featured News

  • Tips and Suggestions on Alcohol and Parties: Learn how to have a party without antagonizing neighbors or breaking the law.
  • Register Your Party (PDF): Register your party by giving your contact information to the ELPD.
  • Police Community Forum (VIDEO): The East Lansing Police Department hosted a community forum on police relations on October 19, 2016. The forum was recorded and is available online for those who were unable to attend. The recording will also be played on Channel 22 on Sundays and Mondays at noon and 8 p.m. beginning October 30, 2016.