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.

In Memoriam

Killed in the Line of Duty

 

KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Officer Charles Deal

November 6, 1925

Patrolman Charles Deal, 39, was struck by a hit-skip driver and knocked 10 feet into the air. Patrolman Deal was directing traffic at the scene of an auto-truck accident on the Lorain-Elyria highway. The driver fled the scene as Patrolman Deal lay injured on the roadway. Patrolman Deal’s cries for help and transportation to the hospital were ignored by the next five cars to pass. Patrolman Deal died of his injuries enroute to St. Joseph Hospital. On November 9, 1925, a 19 year old Lorain youth was brought to the police station by his father and surrendered to face manslaughter charges. In January, 1926, the grand jury failed to indict the youth.