6/27/16: Effective immediately, a ban on open burning in the City of Lansing has been enacted by the Lansing Fire Department until further notice.

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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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The 1973 Crime Control Act enabled federal funding for police tactical units. The Lansing Police Department applied for and received such a grant, allowing the LPD tactical team to be formed. From the beginning, the team was given the designation as the "Special Tactics and Rescue Team" (S.T.A.R.T.) The mission of the team is to save lives. Since the teams inception, that mission has never changed. It is accomplished by the application of specialized training, superior logistical support, and team member dedication.

City residents, the Department, and team members are proud of the job START does on an ongoing basis. When the citizens of Lansing need help, they call the police. When the police need help, they call START.

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