The City of Lawrence is just minutes from downtown Indianapolis and is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are proud of our award-winning schools, affordable housing, exceptional parks and fascinating history.
Dean Jessup, Mayor
Relay For Life of Lawrence Township
Relay For Life of Lawrence Township June 8th - June 9th,2013
Relay for LifeCommunity at the Crossing Community Day
Community at the Crossing Multi-Service Center is hosting a community festival in Oaklandon on Saturday, June 1 from Noon-5 p.m.
Community DayLAWRENCE FIRST CITY IN INDIANA TO USE INTERPRETATION DEVICE
Lawrence public safety officials are now using mobile interpretation devices to communicate with residents who speak a language other than English. With the push of a button, RTT Mobile Interpretation's ELSA black box devices connect Lawrence police officers and fire fighters with interpreters speaking a 180 different languages.
"Lawrence is a growing and diverse city of more than 46,000 residents, " said Mayor Dean Jessup. "The 2010 Census found that 11.5% of our residents speak a language other than English at home. It's critical for our emergency responders to successfully communicate with all members of our community. A call for help in any language will be answered in Lawrence."
"Lawrence police officers can now speak with every resident of the city without concern for a language barrier," explained Police Chief Mike Walton. "We are using the devices to do community policing and to conduct investigations that may have been delayed in the past until a translator could be of assistance. Now officers can have conversations interpreted immediately and they are recorded for later review."
Chief Walton purchased 24 interpretation devices for public safety personnel using a grant. Each one of Lawrence Fire Department's ambulances now has a device for first responders to use.
"The fire department utilized these devices at an apartment fire last week," stated Fire Chief Mark Delong. "The complex has a number of Spanish speaking residents and our fire fighters were able to communicate with them about injuries and next steps without delay."
42nd and Post Road Sidewalk Celebration
Residents and business owners celebrate their new sidewalk along 42nd Street. This sidewalk provides a safe and convenient way for people to get to shop at nearby businesses and to reach the bus stop. Follow Us on Facebook!
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2013 Sponsors of the Blue Star Banner Program
Gold Star Sponsors
M.D. Wessler & Associates
Monarch Beverage Co.
Silver Star Sponsors
Bronze Star Sponsors
Miriam V. Ogle
Lawrence Community Development Corporation
Meetings Minutes & Agendas
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