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.

Chief social picnic

North Town Neighborhood - Community Officer

  • Boundaries South-Saginaw Street North-Grand River Avenue East-Cleveland Street and West-Ballard Street
  • Officer Brent Traskie is the North Town area Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-256-9480
  • About Officer Brent Traskie

Officer Brent Traskie


Baker Street Neighborhood

Community Officer

Officer Jacob Kocan


Downtown/Stadium District Community Officer 

Officer Anthony Rodriguez


Kalamazoo Street Corridor Community Officer

  • Boundaries South-496, North-Michigan Avenue, East-Mifflin, West-Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Officer Kenneth Schafer is the Kalamazoo Street Corridor Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-897-4881
  • About Officer Kenneth Schafer

Officer Kenneth Schafer


Jolly/Waverly Corridor

Community Police Officer

  • Boundaries South-Jolly, North-Sumpter, East-Stillwell, West-Seaway
  • Officer Julie Thomas is the Jolly/Waverly Corridor Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-483-6868-2582
  • About Officer Julie Thomas

Officer Julie Thomas


Genesee Corridor

Community Officer

  • Boundaries South-Ottawa, North-West Saginaw, East-Chestnut, West-North Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Officer Jacob Schmidt is the Genesee Corridor Community Police Officer.

  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-388-7205
  • About Officer Jacob Schmidt

Officer Jacob Schmidt


Moore's River Corridor

Community Police Officer

  • Boundaries South-Mt. Hope, North-Cesar Chavez Avenue, East-Washington Avenue, West-South Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Matthew Danko is the Moore's River Corridor Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-242-3455
  • About Officer Matthew Danko

Officer Matthew Danko


Potter / Walsh Neighborhood Community Officer

  • South-Potter Park, North-East Malcolm X Street, East-Aurelius, West-South Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Officer Richard Ballor is the Potter / Walsh neighborhood Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone:  517-256-4785
  • About Officer Richard Ballor

Officer Richard Ballor


South Washington Corridor Community Officer

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

Officer Jillian Colby

 REO Road Corridor
Community Officer
  • Boundaries South-Jolly, North-Mary / Fielding, East-Christiansen Road, West-Wainwright Avenue
  • Officer Adam Booth is the REO Road Corridor Community Police Officer.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 517-614-4247
  • About Officer Adam Booth

Officer Adam Booth


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 is assigned to Sexton High School.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 517-755-2076

Officer Remson Jack


Eastern High School

  • Officer Damian.Manson is assigned to Eastern High School.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 517-755-4243

Officer Damian Manson


Everett High School

  • Officer Dale Persons is assigned to Everett High School.
  • [email protected]
  • Phone: 517-755-2086

Officer Dale Person


Community Services Unit Supervisor

​Sergeant Eric Pratl

Sergeant Eric Pratl