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.

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.

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2020 CPO Area Map Contact List

Chief social picnic

North Town Neighborhood - Community Officer

Officer Brent Traskie


Baker Street Neighborhood

Community Officer

Officer Jacob Kocan


Downtown/Stadium District Community Officer 

Officer Dillon Reust


Kalamazoo Street Corridor Community Officer


Officer Kenneth Schafer


Jolly/Waverly Corridor

Community Police Officer


Officer Michael VanBeek

VanBeek, Michael

Genesee Corridor

Community Officer

Officer Jacob Schmidt


Moore's River Corridor

Community Police Officer

Officer Matthew Danko


Potter / Walsh Neighborhood Community Officer

Officer Alina Harrington


South Washington Corridor Community Officer

  • South-Legrand, North-Loa,  East-Burchfield / South Washington Avenue, West-South Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Officer Jillian Colby is the South Washington Community Police Officer.
  • Jillian Colby
  • Phone:  517-512-3609
  • About Officer Jillian Colby

Officer Jillian Colby

REO Road Corridor
Community Officer
  • Boundaries South-Jolly, North-Mary / Fielding, East-Christiansen Road, West-Wainwright Avenue
  • Officer Andrew Dama is the REO Road Corridor Community Police Officer.
  • Phone: 517-388-6644
  • About Officer Dama

Officer Andrew Dama

Old Town Neighborhood
Community Officer
  • Boundaries South-Cedar St., North-Christopher St. , East-North St., West-Maple St.
  • Officer Joseph Bacigal is the Old Town Neighborhood Community Police Officer.
  • Phone: 517-243-7352
  • About Officer Joseph Bacigal

Officer Joseph Bacigal


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


Eastern High School


Officer Damian Manson


Everett High School


Officer Dale Person


Community Services Unit Supervisor

​Sergeant Eric Pratl

Sergeant Eric Pratl