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.

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

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