Specialized Units

The East Lansing Police Department 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.
  1. Arson Investigation Unit

    The East Lansing Police Department Arson Investigation Unit works in close conjunction with the East Lansing Fire Marshall during origin and cause fire investigations.

  2. Commercial Motor Carrier Enforcement

    The Commercial Motor Carrier Officer position enforces all commercial traffic laws, including weight and size violations, taxi laws, vehicle-for-hire laws and other local ordinances throughout the City of East Lansing.

  3. Crime Scene Investigation

    The purpose of the Crime Scene Investigation unit is to have a highly trained unit of officers, who specialize in the detection, collection and preservation of physical evidence at crime scenes.

  4. Honor Guard

    The East Lansing Police Department Honor Guard was created to bestow honor and respect upon fallen members of law enforcement and fire service, honored dignitaries and their immediate families.

  5. K-9 Unit

    The East Lansing Police Department K-9 Unit consists of four teams (one handler and one dog per team).

  6. Police Athletic League

    The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and youth in the community.

  7. School Liaison Officer

    Officer Steven Whelan works in collaboration with the East Lansing Public School District and works in East Lansing High School.

  8. Special Response Team

    The Special Response Team (SRT) assists the City of East Lansing, Meridian Township and Michigan State University police departments.