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.

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North Town Neighborhood - Community Officer


  • Boundaries South-Saginaw Street North-Grand River Avenue East-Cleveland Street and West-Ballard Street
  • Officer Eric Boswell is assigned to the North Town area Community Police Officer.
  • Eric.Boswell@lansingmi.gov
  • Phone:  517-483-6868-2695
  • Cell:  517-388-7035
  • About Eric Boswell
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Baker / Donora Neighborhood - Community


  • Boundaries South-Mt. Hope, North-Railroad Tracks, East-Cedar St, West-Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Officer Lance Leiter is the Baker Street Neighborhood Community Police Officer.
  • Robert.Leiter@lansingmi.gov
  • Phone:  517-483-6868-2686
  • Cell:  517-242-8166
  • About Robert Leiter
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Downtown/Stadium District Community Officer 


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Kalamazoo Street Corridor - Community Officer

 
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Jolly/Waverly Corridor-Community Police Officer

 
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Genesee Corridor - Community Officer

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Moore's River Corridor - Community Police Officer

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Potter / Walsh Neighborhood - Community Officer

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South Washington Corridor - Community Officer

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 REO Road Corridor - Community Officer

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School Resource Officers

 
School Resource Officers have played an integral role in the school culture. SROs routinely monitor the halls and campus to ensure a safe environment for both students and staff. SROs enforce law, support school security and administration with school code matters and liaison between School, neighborhood and City officials. SROs 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.

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Eastern High School

 
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Everett High School

 
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Community Services Unit Supervisor

​Sergeant Eric Pratl

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