Welcome to the Lake Park Police Department’s web page. Our Mission is to gain, and the ability to maintain the trust and the support of this community and maintain a great working relationship by building communication and trust between the citizens of Lake Park, and the Police Department.
We work closely with the Harris-Lake Park School District to assist in providing a safe atmosphere for our kids to go to school without additional concerns for their safety. We provide walk-through patrol as well as vehicle patrol during school hours and also for special events that occur at the school or school grounds. At the schools request, we can also provide presentations to both the staff and students on a variety of topics to help educate our community.
We also periodically attend the Seniors Dinner Date to keep our older citizens in the loop of what is going on in our community and be able to address any concerns or needs that they have. If requested we can provide education on a variety of topics to assist the protection of our citizens and their property.
This department will now utilize the vast resources of other law enforcement agencies personnel, databases, and equipment to assist our citizens to provide the best protection as possible for our citizens.
The Lake Park Police Department participates in Iowa's Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). sTEP is a cooperative law enforcement effort coordinated around a holiday and in conjunction with a national safety campaign. sTEP is a program funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. These events call for heightened traffic enforcement for all traffic violations with special attention Drunk/Drugged Driving, Speeding, and Seatbelt usage. The main focus to raise awareness in safety belt use as the best means of protection in the case of a motor vehicle collision. These enforcement projects are conducted as a proactive approach to enhance safety for all motorists who use our roads in the State of Iowa.
From May 19th-June 1st, 2014 a sTEP traffic enforcement program was conducted by the L.P.P.D. Part of the program involved conducting a seatbelt survey before and after the project. The survey showed 83% of motorists wore seat belts prior to the campaign. Afterward, that number had risen to 85%.
For information on Dickinson County Crime Stoppers, visit the Dickinson County Sheriff's Crime Stoppers page.