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.

2019 CPO Area Map Contact List

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North Town Neighborhood - Community Officer


Officer Brent Traskie

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Baker Street Neighborhood

Community Officer


Officer Jacob Kocan

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Downtown/Stadium District Community Officer 


Officer Dillon Reust

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Kalamazoo Street Corridor Community Officer

 

Officer Kenneth Schafer

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Jolly/Waverly Corridor

Community Police Officer

 

Officer Michael VanBeek

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Genesee Corridor

Community Officer

Officer Jacob Schmidt

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Moore's River Corridor

Community Police Officer

Officer Matthew Danko

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Potter / Walsh Neighborhood Community Officer

Officer Alina Harrington

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South Washington Corridor Community Officer

  • South-Legrand, North-Loa,  East-Burchfield / South Washington Avenue, West-South Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Jillian.Colby@lansingmi.gov
  • Officer Jillian Colby is the South Washington Community Police Officer.
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  • Phone:  517-512-3609
  • About Officer Jillian Colby

Officer Jillian Colby

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 REO Road Corridor
Community Officer

Officer Adam Booth

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Old Town Neighborhood
Community Officer
  • Boundaries South-Cedar St., North-Christopher St. , East-North St., West-Maple St.
  • Officer Joseph Bacigal is the Old Town Neighborhood Community Police Officer.
  • Joseph.Bacigal@lansingmi.gov
  • Phone: 517-256-9013
  • About Officer Joseph Bacigal

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.

Sexton High School 

 

Officer Remson Jack

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Eastern High School

 

Officer Damian Manson

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Everett High School

 

Officer Dale Person

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Community Services Unit Supervisor


​Sergeant Eric Pratl

Sergeant Eric Pratl

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