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.
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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.

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

Baker / Donora Neighborhood - Community

  • Boundaries South-Mt. Hope, North-Railroad Tracks, East-Cedar St, West-Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Officer Lance Leiter is assigned to the Baker / Donora Neighborhood

Downtown/Stadium District Community Officer

  • Officer Anthony Rodriguez is the Downtown/Stadium District Community Police Officer

Kalamazoo Street Corridor - Community Officer

  • Officer Corey Campbell is the Kalamazoo Street Corridor Community Police Officer

Jolly/Waverly Corridor-Community Police Officer

  • Officer Kristi Pratl is the Jolly/Waverly Corridor Community Police Officer

Genessee Corridor - Community Officer

  • Sarah Wilson is the Genesee corridor Community Police Officer


Moore's River Corridor - Community Police Officer

  • Jon LaCross is the Moore's River corridor Community Police Officer.

Potter / Walsh Neighborhood - Community Officer

  • Rich Ballor is the Potter / Walsh neighborhood Community Police Officer.

South Washington Corridor - Community Officer

  • Trevor Arnold is the South Washington Community Police Officer.
 REO Road Corridor - Community Officer
  • Officer Adam Booth is the REO Road Corridor community officer

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.
  • Phone: 517-755-2076

Eastern High School

  • Officer Matt Priebe is assigned to Eastern High School.
  • Phone: 517-755-4260

Everett High School

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

Community Officer ​Supervisor
​Sgt. Matthew Kreft is the acting supervisor