Public Safety


The Lawrence Police Department protects and serves our city’s residents, and those who work in or visit our city. Chief David Hofmann leads 63 merit officers, 21 reserve officers, three reserve SWAT medics, three reserve arson investigators, three dual-purpose K-9 officers and two narcotics K-9 officers. 

*-Emergency: 911

Non-emergency dispatch: 317-545-7575

Administration: 317-549-6404

LiAnn Wolfe, director of communications

Lawrence Police Explorers

Lawrence Public Safety Communications is accepting applications for telecommunicators.
Please fill out a civilian employment application.
Minimum requirements:
High school diploma or GED
Valid driver’s license
No felony convictions (Defined by I.C. 35-47-1-7)

Please note: all employment applications must be submitted to the Lawrence Controller’s Office or the application will not be considered for placement. The controller’s office phone number is 317-549-4804.

You may submit to the controller’s office: