The Lafayette Police Department believes that our goals and objectives can be most effectively achieved through a partnership with those who we serve. That belief has led us to establish several programs commonly thought of as public outreach. The goal is to build trust and cooperation between our department and those we serve. Communication leads to understanding and a well informed public will be a deterrent to crime in many ways. The Lafayette Police deliver their message to the public in a variety of ways. The department frequently gives tours of our headquarters to groups and several officers are available to talk to groups about various topics.
Our D.A.R.E. program
takes a Lafayette Police officer into the schools to interact directly with 5th grade students and our Citizens Academy Program
allows interested citizens, from high school and college age to senior citizens to get a closer look at the operations at our department. All of our public education endeavors have 1 common trait. They each provide citizens and police officers the opportunity to interact in a positive and educational atmosphere. Officers receive feedback from program participants concerning the needs of the public, while the public gains a better understanding of the operations of our department. This website is our latest program aimed at public education.
If you have questions about any of the below topics please email the department and the program coordinator.