Police Deparment
$ 2,000 REWARD - Mario Whitfield Homicide Please call Detective Chris Kovach at (440) 204-2168 for information on this homicide.
$ 2000 REWARD - Darmis Crawford Homicide Please call Detective Steve Curry at 204-2166 with any information regarding this homicide.
$ 500 Reward - Missing Peson Kathleena "Kat" Burke Contact Lorain Police Detective Bureau at 440-204-2105 with any information.
311 Non-Emergency Lorain Police Number Dial 311 from any landline Centurytel phone to be connected directly to our Police Dispatchers
Commend/Complaint If you would like to commend an officer/employee, or if you have a complaint, please call our Office of Professional Standards at 440-204-2116.
Drug Tip Line Drug Tip Line: 440-204-2108
Information on Recent Homicides To provide information on recent homicides or shootings, call Detectives at 440-204-2105.
PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING 21 Overdoses & 3 deaths in 48 hours involving dangerous narcotic being sold as heroin.
Report an Emergency Report an emergency or crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.
Report Non-Emergency To report non-emergency situations or crimes that are not in progress, dial 440-204-2100, or if calling within the City of Lorain on a landline phone, dial 3-1-1
Unsolved Homicide Reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two Lorain teenagers, as well as the city's other unsolved homicides.

Crime Prevention

Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program, which enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities.

The Neighborhood Watch program works by neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance. Citizens learn how to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods. Neighborhood Watch implements crime prevention techniques, such as home security, Operation ID, and others.

Neighborhood Watch sends a message to potential intruders that homes in your neighborhood are not easily accessible to burglars and that your neighborhood is organized and actively involved in preventing crime in the area.

Neighborhood Watch does not ask that anyone take any personal risk to prevent crime and leave the responsibility for apprehending criminals with your local law enforcement agency.

Following are links to brochures providing Neighborhood Watch tips and techniques. The brochures are in PDF format and viewable through Adobe Acrobat Reader Software. Click here to download a copy.

Sergeant Rick Soto is the contact person for our Department.  Please contact him at (440) 204-2021 if you would like to set up a neighborhood watch.