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What is Community Oriented Policing 

Community Oriented Policing - is a value system which permeates a police department, in which the primary organizational goal is working cooperatively with individual citizens, groups of citizens, and both public and private organizations to identify and resolve issues which potentially effect the livability of specific neighborhoods, areas, or the city as a whole.

Initiatives to Achieve Community Oriented Policing

Lancaster Police & Outreach Community (LPOC) - collaborative efforts will set goals to proactively intervene with potential quality of life concerns within the City of Lancaster based on the necessity and/or demand of the community. The Lancaster Police Department has partnered with organizations such as Brighter Tomorrows, ARISE!, MADD, Hickory Trail Hospital, Victim Relief Ministries and Neighbors Keepers, and other intervention programs.

Victim Relief Ministry – community partnership will heighten community neighbor’s keeper’s awareness and education to address crisis incidents, assist victims of crime and critical incident stress management.

Texas Police Chief Association Recognition - The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 164 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual’s rights. This program will effectively enhance the Departments credibility and reduce liability.

Conversation with the Chief – in an effort to continue great community relations Lancaster Police Chief Cheryl Wilson will host quarterly “Meet the Chief for Conversation” events. These events will allow for citizens to discuss neighborhood issues, community service programs and public safety with Chief Wilson. 
 
Crime Prevention Tips for Tax Season!!!!

As it is Tax Season The Lancaster Police Department would like to make our citizens aware of several tools and tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of Fraud. Please view our Safety Tips & Resources Page for further details. 



CRIME MAPPING SYSTEM
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The Lancaster Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Lancaster. The Lancaster Police Department now has an online crime map called
RAIDS Online
that maps and analyzes crime data and alerts Lancaster citizens about crimes in their area.

                    Criminal Investigations Division Facebook page.
 

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The Criminal Investigation Division has started a Facebook page where periodically we will post Cold Cases. We ask that any citizen who has information about these cases that may potentially lead to the capture and arrest of a suspect/suspects to submit an anonymous tip via the Facebook page or our Anonymous tip form.




Lancaster Police Department Webpage Features
The Lancaster Police Department has added several easy to use forms for our Citizens to report concerns about our community. Please view the Community Concerns page which allows you to report traffic concerns or request close patrols, and give anonymous tips concerning our city. These forms can also be completed using a Mobile Electronic Device or Cellular Telephone with ease.



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The Lancaster Police Department and Victim Relief Ministries & Neighbors Keepers has partnered to collaborate efforts to assist victims of crime and the community.  We are currently soliciting volunteers to assist in our efforts to maintain a safe, healthy and vibrant community.




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Lancaster Police Department
1650 N. Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134

Ph: (972) 218-2700
Fx: (972) 218-2790

Emergency: 9-1-1


Non-Emergency Dispatch
Ph: (972) 218-2711

Records Division
Ph:(972) 218-2700

Administrative Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fingerprinting Hours
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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