The victim was a longtime resident of Lighthouse Ministries. The accident occurred in the pre-dawn hours on Thursday.
Category: Public Safety
LPD, LFD Work to End Stigma Around Seeking Help for Mental Health
‘We see things humans are not designed to see … over and over and over again,’ Assistant Police Chief Steven Pacheco said.
LPD Patrol Vehicles to Get a New All-Black Look
The Lakeland Police Department can save $3,000 per vehicle by making them a single color instead of black-and-white.
State Leaders Gather in Polk To Discuss Human Trafficking as Exploitation of Migrant Children Surges
Technology gives predators more access to children, but it also enables investigators to bring down entire networks of traffickers.
Plan to Replace LPD School Resource Officers with Sheriff’s Deputies Concerns City Leaders
Talk of consolidating school safety personnel comes as the superintendent continues to reorganize the school district.
Harden Boulevard Reopens Following Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident
Lakeland resident, 69, dies after he lost control of his vehicle and he was ejected when it rolled over.
15 Things To Know About LPD’s Body-Worn Cameras
A 20-page policy governs the use of the video equipment that is being issued to 265 officers.
Drive-by Shootings Result in 5 Arrests and a New Gang Task Force
All Polk law enforcement agencies are participating in the gang task force, along with state and federal agencies.
Neo-Nazis Distribute Antisemitic Literature in Lakeland
Police are reviewing events to determine if laws were violated while chief acknowledges First Amendment rights.
Pickup Driver Dies After Hitting 2 SUVs and Slamming Into a Dixieland Building
The string of accidents happened when he tried to speed past a vehicle in a no-passing lane, police said.