East Lansing Police Department


The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) consists of 49 sworn officers and 29 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, 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 

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. ELPD has also implemented a Business Watch Program that works closely with business owners.

Criminal Investigation and Community Engagement Team

ELPD Lt. Scot Sexton and Sgt. Adam Park serve as the supervisors of the newly created Criminal Investigation and Community Engagement Team (CICET). The Community Engagement arm of this team includes non-sworn Police Social Workers and Neighborhood Resource Specialists who are working to connect those in need with social services and resolve quality of life issues within the community. Lt. Sexton can be reached at (517) 319-6916 (Criminal Investigation) and Sgt. Park can be reached at (517) 319-6834 (Community Engagement). 

Featured News & Reports

  • Request for Proposals: ELPD is currently seeking a consulting firm to provide services that ensure the department is using valid, reliable and best practices to ensure fair and impartial promotional procedures when identifying qualified employees who are seeking promotional opportunities into the supervisory ranks within ELPD. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on February 24, 2022. View the RFP.
  • Register Your Party (PDF): Register your party by giving your contact information to the ELPD.
  • Officer-Initiated Contact Reports: View reports of the officer-initiated contacts made by ELPD in 2020 and 2021, including racial data. The current year's report will be updated on a monthly basis.