East Lansing Police Department
City of East Lansing offices are currently closed for in-person transactions; however, staff are still available to serve community members. View the City’s COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for departmental service information.The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) consists of 51 sworn officers and 51 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.
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). This team includes non-sworn Police Social Workers and Neighborhood Resource Specialists, with the purpose of connecting those in need with social services and resolving quality of life issues within the community. Lt. Sexton can be reached at (517) 319-6916 and Sgt. Park can be reached at (517) 319-6834.
Featured News & Reports
- City of East Lansing Fair and Impartial Policing Consultation Request for Proposals (PDF): The City of East Lansing is seeking a consultant to conduct an independent analysis providing recommended best practices to ensure fair and impartial policing practices. Proposals are due by March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.
- 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.
- 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.