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Community Policing

The Lansing police Department has been a long time leader in Community Policing. Our efforts Community Policing have reduced crime and spurred neighborhood and business cooperation. We moved from a specialized programmatic approach to an operational philosophy. As our internal crime information systems change, the availability of data for decision-making allows us to hold ourselves more accountable. We wish to reduce crime and calls for service, while increasing our overall citizen satisfaction levels. As community policing shapes every aspect of our internal decision making process the level of satisfaction within the community also improves. We are committed to providing the best services possible to the residents of Lansing. We continue to look for new and innovative ways to deliver police services and increase our accessibility.

North Town Neighborhood-CPO

Boundaries South-Saginaw Street North-Grand River Avenue East-Cleveland Street and West-Ballard Street

 Officer Robert Forbis is assigned to the North Town area.  


Baker / Donora Neighborhood-CPO

Boundaries South-Mt. Hope, North-Railroad Tracks, East-Cedar St, West-Pennsylvania Avenue

Officer Deb Morrissey 
is assigned to the Baker / Donora Neighborhood.  

Downtown/Stadium District Community Police Officer  

Officer Matthew Salmon is the Downtown/Stadium Dist. Community Police Officer.



Kalamazoo Street Corridor-Community Police Officer

Officer Garrett Hamilton
 is the Kalamazoo St. Corridor Community Police Officer

Jolly/Waverly Corridor-Community Police Officer

Officer Kristi Pratl is the Jolly/Waverly Corridor Community Police Officer


School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers have played an integral role in the school culture.  SRO’s routinely monitor the halls and campus to ensure a safe environment for both students and staff.  SRO’s enforce law, support school security and administration with school code matters and liaison between School, neighborhood and City officials.  SRO’s teach classes, counsel students and most importantly, provide encouragement, motivation and mentoring to many students that truly benefit.  This group of officers has done a remarkable job of building relationships with students which have benefited the school and community by preventing incidents that jeopardize public safety.  All of them have attended Home Land Security training specific to school violence.  Their teachings in the school have included internet safety, bullying prevention, illegal drugs awareness and modified “Scared Straight” type programs.   SRO presence in our schools has improved security and discipline policies and brought a heightened degree of comfort among students and staff who simply want to feel safe in their scholastic environment.  These officers have taken ownership of the assignment, their school, and provide service with a genuine pursuit of making a difference.

Sexton High School 

Officer Ryan Smith is assigned to Sexton High School.  (517) 755-2076

Eastern High School

Officer Matt Priebe is assigned to Eastern High School. (517) 755-4260

Everett High School

Officer Dale Persons is assigned to Everett High School. (517) 755-2086

Michael Yankowski
Chief of Police
120 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Police Headquarters

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 517-483-4680
FAX: 517-483-4688