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Lansing Police investigating armed vehicle hijacking at Walmart

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 8, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department is continuing to investigate an armed vehicle hijacking near Walmart in the...

Lansing Police swear in four officers

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 20, 2021) – Four future police officers swore an oath to protect and serve the Lansing community on Monday...

Deputy Chief Rick Slough recognized for service as interim police chief

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 8, 2021) – Lansing Police Department Deputy Chief Rick Slough received an award in recognition of his service as...

Three arrested after crashing stolen vehicle on Burnham Avenue

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2021) — The Lansing Police Department arrested three individuals Tuesday afternoon after a stolen vehicle was crashed into...

Lansing’s new animal wrangler–Vanessa Kincaid–recognized at Village Board Meeting

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department hired a new animal control officer in July, and recognized her at...

Lansing Community Coalition planning workshops to offer tips for interacting with law enforcement

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2021) - The Lansing Community Coalition (LCC) will offer a workshop to the community to give helpful tips...

IL passes legislation reducing mandatory minimums in juvenile justice system

Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 16, 2021) — Governor JB Pritzker signed the Procedural Justice for Youth Act on Friday, August...

Restorative justice, diversity scholarship, community policing: New LPD Chief Al Phillips shares his vision

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 12, 2021) – Lansing's new police chief Al Phillips took the oath of office on June 15, making him...

Lansing Police thwart potential burglary at Pelcher’s Shooter Supply

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department helped prevent a potential burglary from occurring at Pelcher's Shooter Supply on...

Lansing Police and residents unite for National Night Out

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 4, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department hosted a well-attended “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 3, from 5...

Lansing Police to host National Night Out August 3 at Fox Pointe

Tuesday, August 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Fox Pointe By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 1, 2021) – In a continuation of a nationwide...

Six new Lansing Police officers sworn in

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 27, 2021) – Amid a slew of retirements, the Lansing Police Department is now much closer to being fully...

20-year veteran David Bell to retire from Lansing Police Department in August

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (July 24, 2021) – Detective David Bell, a trained crisis negotiator who served 20 years at the Lansing Police Department,...

Lansing woman to face charges after crashing car into Little Calumet River

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 23, 2021) – A Lansing woman crashed her car into the Little Calumet River on Monday, and will face...

Lansing Police investigate burglaries at Pep Boys and Firestone

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 22, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department is investigating two auto shop burglaries that occurred in Lansing this week. Pep...